David de Rothschild, Environmentalist & Explorer & ‘Plastiki’ Expedition Leader

David De Rothschild

David is an adventurer, environmentalist and the founder of MYOO, a meaningful marketing agency, online zine and adventure group, specializing in sustainability consultancy, material science and product design. It is MYOO’s goal to inspire dreams, fuel conversation, share innovations and activate change in order to give nature a voice.

“Bigger dreams, more creativity and increased inspiration are going to be three vital components in moving the needle towards the sustainable ways of living and acting that nature and humanity so desperately crave! The INTERNATIONAL GREEN AWARDS manages to instigate all three and more!”


David’s passion and commitment to action has seen him ski, dogsled and kite to both the North and South poles as well as visiting some of the world’s most remote and fragile regions in order to bring wide-spread media attention and, moreover, solutions to urgent global environmental issues.


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From March to July 2010, David and a crew of five undertook the latest expedition, ‘the Plastiki’, sailing across the Pacific Ocean on a catamaran made buoyant by 12,500 reclaimed plastic bottles to beat waste.


David is recognized as a National Geographic Emerging Explorer, Clean up the World Ambassador, UNEP Climate Hero and a Young Global Leader respectively.