Thoughtful Thursday - February 2020
Hello Surf and Safari Travel Friends
Let me tell you how I came to discover this expedition. At the turn of the decade (about 40 days ago), it was decided that, as an individual and as a company, I would select and support organisations that either work towards creating a cleaner environment or focus on animal conservation projects. The hope is that future generations will be able to travel, see and experience the treasures of our amazing earth.
To that end, I started looking for a Canadian charity that could be supported in their efforts to deal with an issue that has long been a concern to me - plastic pollution. A google search, and some additional research resulted in a message being sent to Plastic Oceans Canada. Their speedy response included an opportunity show a film in my community, creating interest in planning a local event during a cross Canada fundraising run, and details of the Eco Expedition Plastic Oceans Canada is offering this summer.
The Vancouver Island Eco Expedition includes a number of activities that ensure you enjoy the surroundings of our pristine West Coast and also learn about how we might be able to reduce plastic pollution. It will be an amazing experience! You will find further information below.
At the end of January I hosted a local presentation of a short file titled "Plastic Ocean". This film describes the effect of plastic on our oceans and life found in, on or near our oceans. Afterwards the group discussed the topic for a greater understanding of how to reduce, reuse, recycle - wait, there are a few more - refuse, rot, re-purpose and repair. Though some attendees thought their effort wouldn't make a difference, I believe that cumulatively even small efforts by a number of people will have a positive impact.
Plastic Oceans Eco Expedition poster
January 29th - I had the pleasure of hosting a presentation of the short film "Plastic Ocean".
following morning I provided a summary for Downtown Winnipeg
Click HERE for
the video of the Toastmasters presentation.
For more information about Plastic Oceans Canada or to donate, visit https://plasticoceans.ca/.