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Endowment for Clean Oceans Announces Professor Pam Longobardi is ECO's Artist in Residence


The Endowment for Clean Oceans (ECO) is pleased and excited to announce
Pam Longobardi, Distinguished Professor at Georgia State University, as
ECO's artist in residence. Professor Longobardi's excellent art work and
her early and visionary commitment to using art to educate about
plastics in our oceans made selecting her an easy decision. Her 200
exhibits, including those Asia and Europe, speaks to her and our global
view of this serious problem.

"She is a visionary who takes action and has the courage to be early.
She is a leader and we are so very pleased to have her on board," said
Daniel Perrin, CEO of ECO. "Longobardi, like ECO, is big on action.
Longobardi takes action. We like that."

"There are two main areas of responsibility for ECO's Artist in
Residence. First, ECO will commission Longobardi to create a piece of
art as she envisions it – and ECO is so excited to see what Longobardi
creates - which builds on her already excellent work to further public
understanding of this global problem."

"Second, Professor Longobardi will oversee the design and will run a
competition of artists to win a commission to create a piece of art for
ECO --Longobardi will decide the art's parameters -- which will educate
the public about the winning solution that wins our $1 million prize for
the best technology or plan to remove the macro and micro pieces of
plastic in our oceans," said Perrin.

About Endowment for Clean Oceans

Endowment for Clean Oceans is now raising the funds for two
, one which is for a $1 million prize for the best idea or
technology to remove the macro and micro pieces of plastic from the
ocean. The second contest is for $5 million to find a truly
biodegradable and economically viable replacement for the five most
commonly used plastics. Documentaries will be made of both contests so
viewers can see the ideas and technology presented and how and why the
judges picked the winners.

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