Butt Out 

UBC researchers analyzed data from 1,226 Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanups between 2013 and 2016 and recently announced a major discovery: 50 per cent of the waste recovered during cleanups of Vancouver and Vic...

How to Clean an Accidental Beach

Who doesn't love a sunny day at the beach? In 2017, downtown Edmonton got the surprise of the summer when a sandy beach appeared, completely by accident, on the shores of the North Saskatchewan River. The beach...

Running for Ocean Health

This past month, Matthew Bicknell, an outdoor enthusiast and local Mountain Equipment Co-op run club leader, began a challenge that would open his eyes to a far-reaching and often overwhelming problem: single-u...

Vancouver’s First Zero-Waste Grocery Store 

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 t...

The Last (Plastic) Straw for A&W 

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 tod...

A Cape Breton Cleanup

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 ...

Hamilton Pitches In

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 adoptin...