Paddling for a Cleaner Ocean: What Happened Next?
Tuesday, 14-Aug-2018 @ 7pm (doors 6.45pm)
Passage Adventure’s Plastic Free, Two-Thousand Kilometre Kayak Expedition
At the start of May, Lucy Graham and Mahilde Gordon launched their sea kayaks from the shores of Glacier Bay in Alaska, beginning a 2100km, 3-month long journey through the Inside Passage, raising awareness of marine debris along their way! They collected data on marine debris, participated in a beach cleanup and spoke at several public events. They have also raised thousands of dollars for the Tangaroa Blue Foundation and the Living Oceans Society, two organisations that run beach cleanups and work towards stopping the trash at the source.
During this extraordinary journey they saw countless whales, had a rising tide flood their tent, navigated costal rapids, and met incredible people en route. They pushed themselves mentally and physically, and saw things they never imagined!
Come along to find out if, at the end of their trip, they are still friends! Did they starve or was the plastic free food storage a success? How was their journey around Cape Caution? What did they see on their remote beach cleanup with the Living Oceans Society? What are some ideas to combat global marine debris and stop this rubbish at the source?
About Passage Adventures
Lucy Graham and Mathilde Gordon are Passage Adventures. They are two women who have lived single-use plastic-free lives for over 2 years. To find out more Passage Adventures, check their Facebook page, Instagram or at www.passageadventures.org. Make a donation here!
Price: Free, but register here to guarantee your seat
Accessibility: This event will be ASL signed and is wheel-chair accessible
Location: The Vancouver Aquarium
For more information see ocean.org/oceanmatters