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Vancouver's First Zero-Waste Grocery Store 

Zero-waste grocery store Nada takes sustainability seriously.

As a marine biologist, Brianne Miller knows all too well the threat that plastic poses to ocean health and aquatic animals. Feeling discouraged by the amount of packaging and plastic generated from her visits to the grocery store, she decided to open her own zero-waste grocery store in Vancouver. The result, Nada, opens this Wednesday June 20th.  […]

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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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The Last (Plastic) Straw for A&W 

The Canadian quick-service restaurant chain will be the first in North America to eliminate plastic straws by 2019.  

On World Oceans Day, Ocean Wise congratulates A&W Canada for taking the big step to eliminate all plastic straws from restaurants across Canada by the end of this year. The Canadian company announced today, at the Vancouver Aquarium, that it will be the first quick-service restaurant chain in North America to make this commitment. “Reducing […]

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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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Hamilton Pitches In

Canada's 10th largest city joins the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup as a Clean Shoreline Community.

The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup welcomes the City of Hamilton as the latest official Clean Shoreline Community. Hamilton joins the cities of Calgary, Vancouver and the District of West Vancouver in adopting the green designation awarded by the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, one of the largest direct-action conservation programs in Canada. The partnership supports Our Future […]

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Welcoming Another Clean Shoreline Community

West Vancouver joins Canada's largest cleanup program as an official Clean Shoreline Community

The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup is pleased to welcome the District of West Vancouver as an official Clean Shoreline Community, joining Calgary, Hamilton and Vancouver as the latest Canadian city to adopt the green designation awarded by one of the largest direct-action conservation programs in Canada. West Vancouver celebrated its first Clean Shoreline Community cleanup […]

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A Shoreline Cleanup for Every Team

To celebrate the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup's 25th season, take on shoreline litter with special monthly challenges.

For its 25-year anniversary, the Great Canadian Shoreline is celebrating with a special monthly Cleanup Challenge. This spring, summer and fall, we’ll challenge different teams to lead the way for shorelines. From schools and students, communities and co-workers, we’re looking forward to the amazing work done by diverse cleanup teams across Canada. Sound like fun? […]

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Giving New Life to Litter

Meet the new shoreline litter drop-off site at Ocean Wise's Vancouver Aquarium.

In honour of Earth Day, the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup and Ocean Legacy are launching a new shoreline litter drop-off location at Ocean Wise’s Vancouver Aquarium.  Not only will this new drop-off location keep trash off shorelines but out of landfills, too. By dropping off cleanup items they collect, volunteers take their  cleanup one step […]

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