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Ocean Bridge: Changing minds to turn the tide

Hannah Kosick is a young ocean leader and a participant in the 2018 Ocean Bridge program. Find out more about Ocean Bridge here: Bridge

If there’s one thing I’ve learned this past year with Ocean Bridge, it’s that community service is not only beneficial for your community, it’s also amazing for your own overall health and well-being. By recognizing and joining in the dedication of volunteers who organize events, support local citizens and protect the environment, we can create […]

Posted on December 10, 2018 4 min read Continue reading
My Summer on the Shorelines

Ania shares her summer experience with the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup team as an Environmental Outreach Educator through UNA-Canada’s Green Spaces.

One year ago, I went on a life-changing expedition to Ecuador and spent five weeks in the Andes Mountains, the Amazon Rainforest and the Galapagos Islands. Organized through the University of Toronto, I spent this time studying species’ conservation and getting a firsthand look at some of the world’s most well-known ecological hotspots. Only after […]

Posted on December 5, 2018 3 min read Continue reading
Taking the Office Outdoors

Leading a Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup for the workplace is a great way to impress your coworkers and become an instant office hero.

Matthew Zarmati, Corporate Social Responsibility Coordinator for Loblaw Companies Limited, is one of our  Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup champions and a leader in the workplace. He has encouraged thousands of Loblaw employees and families to volunteer across the country. We caught up with Matt to hear his shoreline cleanup stories and learn some valuable tips […]

Posted on November 27, 2018 4 min read Continue reading
Ocean Wise® Wins Pollution Probe Award 

Ocean Wise is the recipient of the annual Pollution Probe Award in recognition of leading work on our Plastic Wise Initiative.

The annual Pollution Probe Gala, called Living in the Plastic Age, calls attention to the crisis of plastic pollution on our planet. Pollution Probe has chosen to highlight Plastic Wise, an Ocean Wise initiative to raise awareness and share solutions to address the crisis of ocean plastic. The focus of this year’s gala is on […]

Posted on November 23, 2018 2 min read Continue reading
A Year of Ocean Service 

The 2018 Ocean Bridge cohort looks back on the last year of ocean service and a lifetime's worth of memories.

With the conclusion of the Vancouver portion of the Ocean Bridge program, it’s hard to believe my time with Ocean Bridge is slowly coming to an end. I’ve been reflecting on the newfound direction this experience has given me and the community we’ve built. My reflection of this amazing program will hopefully be a preview […]

Posted on November 16, 2018 3 min read Continue reading
G7 Youth to the Rescue

The two winners of Ocean Wise's  Ocean Solutions Challenge travel to Halifax to present their solutions to the G7 Environment Ministers' Meeting.

Last spring, Ocean Wise and Environment and Climate Change Canada, invited youth ages 18-25 from the G7 countries (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, UK, US) to submit their innovative ocean solutions to challenges facing our oceans. The winners were invited to Halifax in June to present their ideas at the G7 Environment Ministers’ Meeting. Meet […]

Posted on November 15, 2018 6 min read Continue reading
The Golden and Green Girls

Twin sisters Avneet and Ramneek Dhunna, of the Stay Golden and Green volunteer cleanup group, are inspiring high school students in Surrey, BC.

Avneet and Ramneek Dhunna are twin sisters and inspiring high school students from Surrey, BC that are taking a stand against shoreline litter. This dynamic duo is showing how easy it is to make a change by leading a shoreline cleanup, and are even taking the message to their school. We are honoured to spotlight […]

Posted on November 5, 2018 5 min read Continue reading
Talking Plastic Pollution From Coast to Coast 

At Ocean Wise National Dialogue on Plastic, Canadian high-school students convened via video conference to discuss marine pollution.

For the past six weeks youth from across the country have been connecting through video conference to discuss plastic pollution in Canada in the Ocean Wise National Dialogue on Plastics ( Guided by the Centre for Global Education (, each week the youth participated in challenges and heard from expert mentors to better understand this […]

Posted on October 30, 2018 3 min read Continue reading

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