A global non-profit with a vision of a world in which oceans are healthy and flourishing. Our initiatives: @vanaqua, @oceanwiselife @shorelinecleanup
What do Andy Warhol, Japanese shampoo bottles, and the Pacific Ocean have in common? Find out in the immersive art installation by Douglas Coupland #VortexatVA.
May 17 is #InternationalRecyclingDay, so today is perfect to recognize those who go above and beyond to reduce their environmental footprint.
Shelly Elverum, Ocean Wise’s Ikaarvik Program Lead and most northern employee (she lives in Pond Inlet, Nunavut) is in town this week for work, and brought a carry-on full of plastics for recycling. “Most communities in Nunavut have no means to recycle, and the costs associated with removal are too high,” explains Elverum. Rather than send all her plastics to be burned at the waste disposal facility in Pond Inlet, she packed every available space in her bags with them. She literally carried her recycling 3,400 kilometres to ensure it goes to the right place. Swipe to see the journey to #VanAqua’s disposal centre
On the latest episode of My Ocean, we learned that Minister @cathmckennaottcen will swim anywhere, anytime, any temperature. Find out more about her love of water and her plans to tackle ocean pollution issues (plastic, we’re looking at you!) #BePlasticWise
Happy #MothersDay! From keeping snacks handy to breaking up sibling rivalry, aquatic parenting is pretty relatable. Tag mom today and tell her she's the best.
You can also help protect these incredible creatures (and secure your position as mom's favourite child) by pledging to reduce your single-use plastic at ocean.org/pledge
It doesn't take magic to reduce your single-use takeout waste, it's as easy as signing the #BePlasticWise pledge! ocean.org/pledge
These birds of a feather flock together! Learn about the incredible birds @VanAqua and the biologists who care for them over on Ocean.org/bird-day.
Meet Dr. Martin Haulena, head veterinarian at @vanaqua. From a young age he was destined to help and heal animals in need. Discover more about the passion behind the medicine, and his journey to becoming a marine animal veterinarian on ocean.org. #WorldVeterinaryDay
These beautiful photos of King penguins were taken over 20 years ago on the Crozet Islands. #WorldPenguinDay
: Lance Barret-Lennard
Do you have an innovative solution to help our oceans? Are you 18-25 and from a G7 country? We would like to hear your ideas! Submit a 2-minute video by May 15 for a chance to attend the #G7 Environment Ministerial meetings this fall. Enter your idea on Twitter using #myoceans2050.