GARY BENCHEGHIB

CEO MAKE A CHANGE WORLD

Growing up on the island of Bali, we saw first hand the direct impact plastic pollution was having on our home island. In 2009, we started “Make A Change Bali,” a youth-led environmental organization on a mission to clean up coastlines at ages 12 (Sam), 14 (Gary), and 16 (Kelly).

For the past 10 years, we have grown our operations to become a full-time media outlet and environmental organization. Our Make A Change videos have garnered over 600 million views across social media and our projects have included running across the US with up-cycled plastic shoes to traveling down the world’s most polluted river on plastic-bottle-kayaks, which inspired Indonesia’s biggest mass clean up.

GARY BENCHEGHIB