The Environment

A Model for Ending Plastic Pollution

August 23, 2023  • Aspen Global Leadership Network

“It’s okay to not get it right everytime, or not get it right ever, but keep showing up because at some point it will.”

– Mirei Endara de Heras, Co-Founder & President, Marea Verde


Driven by a mission to think globally and act locally, Central America Leadership Initiative Fellow Mirei Endara de Heras, a former Environment Minister of Panama, continues her legacy of undertaking critical initiatives aimed at safeguarding the environment in her homeland by launching Marea Verde – a comprehensive, grassroots approach for catering plastic pollution in local communities. Explore the diverse methodologies employed by Marea Verde to advance along this transformative path.