The Changemakers Project

Plastic pollution is an issue that affects us all and we believe that everyone can be part of the solution!

Participate in the Changemakers Project to help us reduce plastic pollution and get the chance to join the Save the Med expedition team in their quest to study and protect Mediterranean marine wildlife.

Students are changing the world

What is it all about?

Save the Med is inviting students to be part of a positive wave of change in the world of marine regeneration. This year the Changemakers Project will have three main parts to it.

1. The Changemakers Project

We invite students from Mallorca, aged 15 - 18, to form teams and develop ideas that can help reduce plastic consumption. By implementing their projects students will help ignite a wave of change in their communities, and in May they will submit their projects to Save the Med Foundation. Scroll down to find out more about the type of project we're looking for and download the informational leaflet to learn more and participate. 

2. The Changemakers Exhibit

An event where all teams can come together! Students from all over the island will get together to present their projects to the public and discuss solutions to plastic pollution. Students will have a chance to view each other's projects, network, learn from each other, inspire and be inspired. Our team will view the projects and make a final decision before announcing the team which will join us for an expedition onboard the Toftevaag! 

3. Changemakers At Sea

The team with the most impactful project, evaluated by a panel of scientists and educators, will be announced during the Changemakers Exhibit and rewarded with an unforgettable expedition experience in July. For one week, students will help our scientists study marine life and human activities at sea, all the while gaining knowledge and skills to become true Ocean Ambassadors when they return.

Students are changing the world

Who can participate?

Students in Mallorca ages 15-18 and their teachers can submit a project to Save the Med.

Our event, the Changemakers Exhibit is open to everyone: teachers, students, the school community and the general public. 

The team with the most impactful project will be rewarded an expedition.

Note that no matter who you are, you can join our expeditions as a volunteer in accordance to the conditions specified on our Expedition page

What types of projects are you looking for?

The objective of you project will be to REDUCE THE USE of single-use plastic. We are looking for creative solutions and ideas based on the three most important Rs: 


There are no limits to how you can achieve this but we encourage you to consider the interest and talents of your team members, and think of creative ways of how you can apply them to develop a fun, creative and inspiring project! Scroll down to see some of the participating teams and projects from previous years.

What types of projects are you looking for?

How can we participate?

Download our printable CHANGEMAKERS LEAFLET with all the information you need about the project, participation, evaluation criteria, contact info and more! If you have any questions send an email to

  • Deadline to sign-up: March 2020
  • Deadline to send us your project: May 2020
  • Changemakers Exhibit: SPRING 2020 - exact date and place to be determined!
  • Expeditions date: 14th to 22nd July 2020

Download The Leaflet


Download The Leaflet

Previous Projects

We have had some fantastic projects over the years! Here are a few examples of teams who really understood the challenge and whose projects have resulted in a significant reduction of plastic use in their schools and communities. 

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Bio-Bellver from Bellver International College

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Reductores de Plástico from Son Rullan

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