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Meet the Judges

Who picks the winning entries to the G7 Oceans Youth Innovation Challenge? Let's find out.

Ocean Wise is proud to announce the judges for the G7 Oceans Youth Innovation Challenge. Youth aged 18 to 25 from the seven G7 countries submitted proposals for protecting the ocean and saving the environment, while the judges will review and select the two winners. The judges are passionate youth leaders doing amazing things for our […]

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The Ultimate Bootcamp for Ocean Activism

The Ocean Heroes Bootcamp trains youth to combat plastic pollution at home and abroad.

By 2025, the ocean is expected to contain one tonne of plastic for every three tonnes of fish — and the youth of the world have something to say about it. Ocean Wise teamed up with Lonely Whale, 5 Gyres Institute, UN Environment, Captain Planet Foundation, Algalita, and Litterati to create the Ocean Heroes Bootcamp: […]

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Ocean Wise Applauds Canada and 5 G7 Countries Committed to Reducing Plastic Pollution

Today’s adoption of a global plastics charter by five G-7 countries, including Canada, to target single-use plastic waste reduction is a timely and significant step for protection of our world’s oceans. “As an organization dedicated to tackling ocean plastic pollution, Ocean Wise supports this global commitment, led by Canada with some of the world’s most […]

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A Cape Breton Cleanup

One proud Girl Guide leader takes her troop on the cleanup of a lifetime.

Girl Guides of Canada is a non-profit organization that focuses on empowering young women in an inclusive atmosphere and supporting the vision of creating “a better world by girls.”  I am a proud Guider of the 1st Port Morien Pathfinders, located on the beautiful Eastern coast of Cape Breton Island. We do a shoreline cleanup every […]

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To Eat or Not to Eat Farmed Fish? 

Why you should eat more of these farmed fish. (Yes, really!)

“Is this fish farmed or wild?” Restaurant servers often field this question from diners, who are quickly reassured that the fish they’re about to consume is indeed wild. But why are wild fish considered superior to farmed? Is wildness a measure of seafood quality? Many of us have a knee-jerk negative responses to Atlantic salmon […]

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An Eye-Opening Expedition to Haida Gwaii

The 40 youth from Ocean Bridge are learning about ocean health and spearheading conservation on British Columbia archipelago, Haida Gwaii.

Off the coast of British Columbia on the archipelago of Haida Gwaii, 40 young leaders from across Canada have gathered for 10 days to learn about ocean health, share ideas about conservation and lead service projects in the local community. They’re part of Ocean Bridge, a program from Ocean Wise and one of the National […]

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Meet the Ocean Bridge Team (The Final 9!)

Meet the Canadian youth from across the country working toward ocean solutions.

Ocean Bridge is a new national youth program from Ocean Wise bringing together 40 young Canadians to make the ocean a healthier, flourishing environment. Youth from across the country, with diverse backgrounds and varying levels of experience, meet up every month via video conference to discuss service projects. Later this spring, Ocean Bridge will go […]

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7 Reasons To Help the Ocean 

Calling all Canadian youth: upload your ocean solution to the G7 Oceans Youth Innovation Challenge until May 15, 2018.

On January 1, 2018, Canada assumed Presidency of the Group of Seven (G7) industrialized countries: Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, United Kingdom and United States. The country holding presidency organizes and hosts the G7 Summit, taking place this year in Charlevoix, Quebec, while also setting  themes for discussion around the world’s most challenging problems. Canada […]

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