Change Drivers: Time To Act

Discovery introduces: Change Drivers, a new video series telling the story of people who dedicate their lives for making a difference in the world. Each of them is tackling a different problem that today's society is facing but all with one commonality: passion.

Every episode will focus on a different change driver and his or her mission in tackling a variety of environmental and climate justice issues. Through their stories we hope to inspire and lead by example and have our audience become more aware of what they can do themselves to be part of the solution. It’s Time To Act.

First Change Driver: Emily Penn
"My name is Emily Penn. I'm a skipper and an ocean advocate, and I carry 29 toxic chemicals in my body. Each one of them banned by the UN."


Emily Penn is an ocean advocate and dedicated to studying environmental challenges in the most remote parts of our planet. She founded the all-female NGO eXXpedition - a mission to help people understand the true ocean plastic and toxic pollution problem. The NGO runs pioneering all-female sailing research expeditions at sea and virtual voyages on land to investigate the causes of and solutions to ocean plastic pollution. She also started the SHiFT platform, A website that let users use the filters to quickly navigate hundreds of solutions to tackle oceans plastic pollution.

It’s easy to say that she’s a truly inspiring and fascinating change driver to feature for our first film.