Sustainable Workforce Development Network

Building Sustainable Career Pathways

A Voice for Youth & Oceans
Angelique Pouponneau
When Angelique returned home to the Seychelles after studying abroad, she almost didn’t recognize her beloved island home. Where once there had been a footpath along a marsh, now there was a fancy new hotel—and mountains of plastic trash. Together with an organization she founded, Angelique managed to make plastic pollution a decisive political issue for an upcoming election—and the beginning of the end for single-use plastic bags in the Seychelles.