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 June 8th, 2018



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5th Annual World Oceans Day 2018
St. Francis Xavier University, J. Bruce Brown Building
5th Annual World Oceans Day 2018

Come celebrate World Oceans Day 2018 with the StFX Biology Dept. Explore the touch-tanks, learn about marine biodiversity, interact with live organisms, observe preserved specimens and much more. This is a kid friendly event (includes: face painting, crafts, make your own fossil print and more). Visit www.countryparent.ca for details and participating organizations. Admission is FREE!

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5th Annual World Oceans Day Event
J. Bruce Brown Hall
5th Annual World Oceans Day Event

We celebrated the 5th annual World Oceans Day event this weekend and it was fantastic! A whopping 1098 people attended. Kids and adults were able to interact with students, staff and faculty from the StFX Biology department to learn about marine biodiversity and explore the touch-tanks.

 

 

A huge THANK YOU to all the volunteers, presenters and special guests who made this event possible.

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7/8 TH OCEAN CLEAN UP/EVENT NEXT TO THE VALLETTA WATER POLO PITCH & SOUTH QUAY CIRKEWWA

WORLD OCEANS DAY 2018 – Sea Bed Clean-up at Valletta next to the Water Polo Pitch – June 7th.

World Oceans Day has been earmarked to be dedicated to the celebration of the world’s oceans. On this day – an extraordinary effort is being made by thousands of environmental organisations hailing from all over the globe. The main target of which is to raise awareness that our oceans mighty and infinite as they may seem, are in fact a series of fragile environments which are now feeling the brunt of mankind’s relentless activities.

 Unfortunately, our shores here in Malta are very much littered with dumped rubbish.  Many of it made up of single-use plastic items, like cups, plates, spoons, straws, etc.  Plastic does not decompose.  Actually that on the surface does, but it becomes more dangerous as it is broken down by the sun’s rays and becomes micro plastic which can be easily swallowed by sea creatures, which then pass it on back to us humans!

As part of the World Oceans Day activities, Atlam Subaqua Club in conjunction with Raniero Live Life and the Emergency Response Rescue Corps in collaboration with the Valletta Local Council and the Cleaning and Maintenance Division are organising two clean-ups, the first of which is planned to take place on Thursday 7th June (public holiday) starting at 0900 at Valletta next to the water polo pitch.  The event is not just open to qualified divers and snorkelers, but to anyone who feels that he should participate. Shore helpers have a key role in this clean-up. Have a look at this: https://www.facebook.com/RanierosAdventures/videos/2168477516774348/UzpfSTE0MzQ3MjE0NDg6MTAyMTY2MDIxOTQzNTQwMzM/  Your help is urgently needed!

The second Atlam Subaqua Club World Oceans Day event will be held on Saturday 9th June at Cirkewwa’s South Quay where the removal of a number of highly toxic car batteries, mooring fenders and other car parts is planned.

Last but not least, without the willing help and goodwill of the following sponsors these events would not have been possible, namely: Strand Divers, Bezz Diving Malta, Scubatech, Maltaqua, Diveshack and P Cutajar & Co.

The celebration will come to a close on the 22nd June at the Atlam Subaqua Club - Bahar ic-Caghaq, where the clean-up operations will be reviewed.  In addition, Prof. Alan Deidun will be giving a talk about alien species  in the Mediterranean.

Do not miss it!

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70% Plastica
LICEO ARTISTICO STATALE DI BRERA PG
70% Plastica

Video, 70% PLASTICA, realizzato in occasione del Progetto "Raccolta Differenziata: TAPPI DI PLASTICA" Durante la settimana dell'arte, tenutasi presso il Liceo Artistico Stataledi Brera di Milano nel mese di febbraio.

La classe 3 E PG delLiceo Artistico Statalr di Brera di Mlano, con Guardiani della Costa per la giornata mondiale degli oceani, 8 giugno 2018.

"Prevenzione dell'inquinamento da plastica" organizzato da The Ocean project".

 

 

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8 de junio: “Día mundial de los Océanos”
RCC (Red Chaqueña de Comunicaciones)
8 de junio: “Día mundial de los Océanos”

El Día Mundial de los Océanos es una fecha instituida por la Asamblea General de las Naciones Unidas por iniciativa de Canadá cuyo objetivo es reconocer la importancia de los océanos para la salud del planeta. A partir de 2009 se celebra cada 8 de junio.

Los océanos y los mares forman el conjunto de agua más extenso de nuestro mundo, cubriendo más del setenta por ciento de la superficie terrestre; lo que los hace indispensables para la creación de la vida y esenciales para la pervivencia de los seres humanos. Son los pulmones de nuestro planeta, que generan la mayoría del oxígeno que respiramos.

El plástico y la contaminación marítima:

La contaminación por plástico está costando a los océanos la vida de un millón de aves marinas y de 100.000 mamíferos marinos al año. Los peces comen el plástico de los océanos y nosotros nos comemos después estos peces.

Datos resaltantes:

  • El 80 % de la contaminación en los océanos está causada por los seres humanos.
  • 8 millones de toneladas de plástico al año acaba en nuestros océanos, causando estragos en la vida silvestre, la pesca y el turismo.
  • La contaminación por plástico está costando a nuestros océanos la vida de un millón de aves marinas y de 100 000 mamíferos marinos al año.
  • Los peces comen el plástico de los océanos y nosotros nos comemos después estos peces.
  • El plástico genera gastos de 8000 millones de dólares en daños a nuestro ecosistema marino, cada año.

El objetivo de esta fecha conmemorativa es hacer un llamamiento para conservar y usar de forma sostenible los océanos, los mares y los recursos marinos.

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9th Annual Greenermind Summit
Mendocino Woodlands Camp Association
9th Annual Greenermind Summit

$75 – $290

Tickets for the Greenermind Summit are sold out! However, we may be able to make space for a few more people, so please click on "Tickets" and join the wait list.

 

A community of change-makers.

A weekend of play | connection | discovery.

Join us for the 9th Greenermind Summit!

 

The Greenermind Summit is an infamous yearly gathering in the Mendocino Woodlands, organized by a community of change-makers in the San Francisco Bay Area. It's one part adult summer camp, one part unconference, and one part restorative retreat.

Our 2018 event is happening June 14-17 in the Mendocino Woodlands.

Is there a talent show? Yup. Do we make music around the campfire? Yup. Will you learn about cutting-edge ways people are solving wicked problems like sanitation in the developing world, gender bias at work, oceanic plastic pollution, affordable housing policy, and more? Duh — it wouldn’t be Greenermind without some serious nerding out. 

At Greenermind you'll meet mission-driven people from diverse backgrounds. We are entrepreneurs, educators, designers, scientists, nonprofit leaders, corporate managers, artists, policy experts, front-line activists, and more. 

Your experience is exactly what you make it. You can dive into facilitated activities or relish unstructured time. The entire weekend is sourced from our stellar community; you’re invited to present a workshop, lead a hike, create art, or bring anything you’d like to share.

If you have passion to share, if you want to grow and explore, if your soul needs a pickup from this crazy world—join us. We hope to see you this year.

How did this get started?

The Greenermind Community emerged from a group of mission-driven professionals who got sick of boring work conferences with name badges and bad vibes. Everything we do at Greenermind Summit is the opposite of what you'd find at a typical conference. We wear costumes. We move our bodies. We sing, we play games, we help each other process feelings, we stay up until 4am dancing, spinning fire, and talking about mindfulness or carbon sequestration. It's a do-it-yourself TEDx in the woods, with art and music and a rockin' party. 

Important Details:

Event ScheduleThe Summit officially begins on Friday. We encourage you to arrive on Thursday if your schedule permits. 

Cost: We’re 100% volunteer-run (we do this because we love it), and tickets are priced at cost. 

What's Included: Your ticket includes food and lodging from Thursday evening to Sunday afternoon as well as participation in all event activities. All breakfasts are BYO. 

Transportation: We set up a carpool spreadsheet; the drive is a great way to meet new friends.

Kids: We want parents to be able to come to the Summit, so we offer paid childcare during the day, and parents work together to provide childcare in the evenings. The deadline for purchasing kids' tickets is May 22, so we can plan childcare and kids' activities.

More Details: Everything you want to know can be found at greenermindsummit.com

Cancellation Policy: All tickets are transferrable (aka you can sell them to someone else). There are no refunds for Flash Sale tickets. There are refunds for Early Bird, Regular, and Last Chance tickets, and our policy is as follows: If you find that you are unable to attend the Greenermind Summit, you can receive a full refund (minus a $30 processing fee) through May 1st. From May 1st through 19th, a 75% refund is available. From May 20th through June 2th, a 50% refund is available. Unfortunately, after June 2nd, we cannot offer refunds. To request a refund or to change the name on a ticket, email info@greenermindsummit.com

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A Bangkok Riverside Cleanup

Saturday June 9, 2018: A Bangkok Riverside Cleanup. The singular main event has been changed from one central location to a number of smaller clean-ups around the city. If you would like to start your own cleanup or join another, please email me at the address below. As you know the hundreds of canals in the “Venice of the East” all eventually flow into the Gulf of Thailand, littering beaches, polluting water, killing wildlife, and poisoning the fish we eat. Join us to spend one day (and hopefully inspire others) to do our part in cleaning up the river-side mess that will soon wash into the sea. Consider a 200-500 Baht cash donation to support our riverside cleanup. If you would like to make a larger donation to support our work please go here and type World Oceans Day in the subject box. Please RSVP and send any questions to giacomo@sevenseasmedia.org. Don’t forget to take pictures! 

 

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A Hands-on Intro Sailing Lesson on the Hudson River with Sailors NYC

$75

Enjoy the NYC Harbor and epic views of Manhattan's skyline with Sailors NYC. This event begins in the sixth borough - Jersey City! 

New to sailing and want to try it out? Perhaps becoming a skipper is your dream? Learn how to grind a winch, trim a sail and actually sail a boat in a fun 1.5-hour class. This intimate session – four participants max under the guidance of a certified instructor – will bring out your inner sailor and leave you wanting more. Are you a certified sailor and want more practice or even just a brush up? Interested in joining our club and want to try us out? This lesson would be a good way to start with us.

About the host:

Sailors NYC is a sailors club, sailing school and international sailing vacations company, a community of sailors on the Hudson River in Jersey City.

We create a warm and welcoming community for sailors at all levels to improve their skills and enjoy the camaraderie and companionship of other members. Most of our members do not own yachts and choose to become members in order to sail the club's vessels. Members are free to sail at their convenience and according to club policies and can reserve private sails, group and recreational sails from Manhattan and New Jersey quickly and easily online or by phone. Sailors NYC offers a variety of sailing vacations in spectacular settings throughout the world, and classes, a Meetup group and other social events are held for members and their guests year-round.

Cancellation policy: This is a special activity offered during Outdoorfest week only - June 4-10, 2018. Bookings are final and non-refundable unless the cancelation is made by Sailors NYC. In case of weather related cancelation Sailors NYC will offer a reschedule option which must be redeemed by no later than 30 days after the initial date. 

Weather call: Based on our experience, we are holding off the weather call for 2 hours before the sail time. In case the sail is canceled you will receive both an email as well as a phone call from us by noon. If you haven't heard from us and you are not sure - feel free to give us a call.

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A Hands-on Intro Sailing Lesson on the Hudson River with Sailors NYC

$75

Enjoy the NYC Harbor and epic views of Manhattan's skyline with Sailors NYC. This event begins in the sixth borough - Jersey City! 

New to sailing and want to try it out? Perhaps becoming a skipper is your dream? Learn how to grind a winch, trim a sail and actually sail a boat in a fun 1.5-hour class. This intimate session – four participants max under the guidance of a certified instructor – will bring out your inner sailor and leave you wanting more. Are you a certified sailor and want more practice or even just a brush up? Interested in joining our club and want to try us out? This lesson would be a good way to start with us.

About the host:

Sailors NYC is a sailors club, sailing school and international sailing vacations company, a community of sailors on the Hudson River in Jersey City.

We create a warm and welcoming community for sailors at all levels to improve their skills and enjoy the camaraderie and companionship of other members. Most of our members do not own yachts and choose to become members in order to sail the club's vessels. Members are free to sail at their convenience and according to club policies and can reserve private sails, group and recreational sails from Manhattan and New Jersey quickly and easily online or by phone. Sailors NYC offers a variety of sailing vacations in spectacular settings throughout the world, and classes, a Meetup group and other social events are held for members and their guests year-round.

Cancellation policy: This is a special activity offered during Outdoorfest week only - June 4-10, 2018. Bookings are final and non-refundable unless the cancelation is made by Sailors NYC. In case of weather related cancelation Sailors NYC will offer a reschedule option which must be redeemed by no later than 30 days after the initial date. 

Weather call: Based on our experience, we are holding off the weather call for 2 hours before the sail time. In case the sail is canceled you will receive both an email as well as a phone call from us by noon. If you haven't heard from us and you are not sure - feel free to give us a call.

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A Plastic Ocean - Kommunales Kino Leverkusen

A Plastic Ocean - wir brauchen eine Welle der Veränderung

Der preisgekrönte Abenteuer-Dokumentarfilm „A Plastic Ocean“ zeigt in eindrucksvollen Bildern, wie dramatisch das Plastikmüll-Problem in den Meeren wirklich ist und erinnert uns daran, welch zerstörerische Folgen unsere Wegwerf-Kultur für den Planeten hat.
Während der vierjährigen Produktionszeit wurde an 20 verschiedenen Standorten rund um den Globus gedreht, um zu zeigen, was die globalen Effekte der Plastikverschmutzung unserer Weltmeere sind - aber auch, was wir gegen dieses riesige Problem tun können.
2016, Regie: Craig Leeson, 102 min

***Eintritt: AK 5 Euro***
***Der Film wird auf Englisch mit deutschen Untertiteln gezeigt***

Eine Veranstaltung in Zusammenarbeit mit der VHS Leverkusen und dem NABU/BUND Leverkusen

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A Plastic Ocean film Wave of Change tour

A Plastic Ocean is a feature-length adventure documentary film that highlights the consequences of our global disposable lifestyle. We thought we could use plastic and throw it away with negligible impact to humans and animals. That turns out to be untrue. In the film an international team of adventurers, researchers, and Ocean ambassadors go on a mission around the globe to uncover the shocking truth about what is lurking beneath the surface of our seemingly pristine Ocean. Sir David Attenborough calls A Plastic Ocean "one of the most important films of our time". These screenings are sponsored by Bournemouth University and form part of the Wave of Change Dorset tour appearing in Swanage, Sherborne, Wimborne, Poole & Blandford

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A Plastic Ocean film Wave of Change tour
Digby Memorial Church Hall
A Plastic Ocean film Wave of Change tour

A Plastic Ocean is a feature-length adventure documentary film that highlights the consequences of our global disposable lifestyle. We thought we could use plastic and throw it away with negligible impact to humans and animals. That turns out to be untrue. In the film an international team of adventurers, researchers, and Ocean ambassadors go on a mission around the globe to uncover the shocking truth about what is lurking beneath the surface of our seemingly pristine Ocean. Sir David Attenborough calls A Plastic Ocean "one of the most important films of our time". These screenings are sponsored by Bournemouth University and form part of the Wave of Change Dorset tour appearing in Swanage, Sherborne, Wimborne, Poole & Blandford

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A Plastic Ocean film Wave of Change tour

A Plastic Ocean is a feature-length adventure documentary film that highlights the consequences of our global disposable lifestyle. We thought we could use plastic and throw it away with negligible impact to humans and animals. That turns out to be untrue. In the film an international team of adventurers, researchers, and Ocean ambassadors go on a mission around the globe to uncover the shocking truth about what is lurking beneath the surface of our seemingly pristine Ocean. Sir David Attenborough calls A Plastic Ocean "one of the most important films of our time". These screenings are sponsored by Bournemouth University and form part of the Wave of Change Dorset tour appearing in Swanage, Sherborne, Wimborne, Poole & Blandford

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A Plastic Ocean film Wave of Change tour

A Plastic Ocean is a feature-length adventure documentary film that highlights the consequences of our global disposable lifestyle. We thought we could use plastic and throw it away with negligible impact to humans and animals. That turns out to be untrue. In the film an international team of adventurers, researchers, and Ocean ambassadors go on a mission around the globe to uncover the shocking truth about what is lurking beneath the surface of our seemingly pristine Ocean. Sir David Attenborough calls A Plastic Ocean "one of the most important films of our time". These screenings are sponsored by Bournemouth University and form part of the Wave of Change Dorset tour appearing in Swanage, Sherborne, Wimborne, Poole & Blandford

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A Plastic Ocean film Wave of Change tour

A Plastic Ocean is a feature-length adventure documentary film that highlights the consequences of our global disposable lifestyle. We thought we could use plastic and throw it away with negligible impact to humans and animals. That turns out to be untrue. In the film an international team of adventurers, researchers, and Ocean ambassadors go on a mission around the globe to uncover the shocking truth about what is lurking beneath the surface of our seemingly pristine Ocean. Sir David Attenborough calls A Plastic Ocean "one of the most important films of our time". These screenings are sponsored by Bournemouth University and form part of the Wave of Change Dorset tour appearing in Swanage, Sherborne, Wimborne, Poole & Blandford

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A Plastic Ocean, Film Screening & Discussion

A PLASTIC OCEAN begins when journalist Craig Leeson, searching for the elusive blue whale, discovers plastic waste in what should be pristine ocean. In this adventure documentary, Craig teams up with free diver Tanya Streeter and an international team of scientists and researchers, and they travel to twenty locations around the world over the next four years to explore the fragile state of our oceans, uncover alarming truths about plastic pollution, and reveal working solutions that can be put into immediate effect.

David Attenborough described this a documentary as “one of the most important films of our time”.

Following the screening, we will have a discussion about what is being done locally and nationally and how people can join in and support efforts to address the issue.

We are being joined by Sorcha Cantwell who set up the 'Scottish Coastal Cleanup Project'last year and has collected over a ton of rubbish from our beaches. We also have 'Ullapool Sea Saver' - a group of campaigning primary pupils who will be bringing along some ideas too.

Free entry - donations to Scottish Coastal Cleanup Project accepted.

Screening has been joint funded by Living Seas and the MacPhail Centre/High Life Highland.

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A Plastic Oceans - Film Screening

One of the most pressing environmental challenges that we are faced with today is marine plastic debris. In 2017, it was estimated that between 1.15 to 2.41 million tonnes of plastic enters the oceans via rivers annually, with peak months being between May and October. The top 20 contributing rivers, which according to the report are mostly found in Asia, contribute around 67% of all plastics flowing into the ocean from rivers around the world.

According to A PLASTIC OCEAN, 300 million tons of plastic is produced globally every year. Half of that plastic is used for disposable items that will only be used once. As a result, more than 8 million tons of discarded plastic ends up in our oceans every single year. Once it is there it doesn’t readily go away. 

A PLASTIC OCEAN begins when journalist Craig Leeson, searching for the elusive blue whale, discovers plastic waste in what should be pristine ocean. In this adventure documentary, Craig teams up with free diver Tanya Streeter and an international team of scientists and researchers, and they travel to twenty locations around the world over the next four years to explore the fragile state of our oceans, uncover alarming truths about plastic pollution, and reveal working solutions that can be put into immediate effect.

Plastic Oceans Foundation is a global charitable organisation that aims to change the worlds’ attitude to plastic in a single generation. The organisation aims to limit the demand for non-essential plastic, using the Ocean as a litmus test to monitor the impact of this man-made pollution crisis on human health.

SLO active is a social enterprise dedicated to protecting and cleaning up earth's oceans through selling sustainable luxury oceawear and sharing sales profits with their partner charities. SLO recently published a plastic pollution guide with the mission of raising awareness of the plastic pollution crisis, to educate their community and to encourage others to reduce the usage of single-use plastic. (https://sloactive.com/plastic-pollution/).

Join us for a plastic-free evening of beers, pizza! and A PLASTIC OCEAN! 

 

 

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A pledge for ocean's care

The event will take place at Cala Croce beach of Lampedusa Island. The visitors will be invited to leave own plastic rubbish of the day with a pledge or thought dedicated to ocean's care, as the reduction of plastic use during own day activities. Rubbish will be collected by organizators in a dedicated station to be moved it to MPA's office to preparing exhibit about the plastic rubbish produced by a normal day on the beach. The exhibit will be mantained open whole summer saison to raise awareness  on necessity reduction plastic use to guarantee health of ocean. 

L'evento avrà luogo nella spiaggia di Cala Croce di Lampedusa. I visitatori saranno invitati a lasciare, presso una postazione dedicata, il loro rifiuto di plastica del giorno, lasciando su di esso una promessa o un pensiero dedicati alla riduzione della plastica  per la salvaguardia del mare. Gli oggetti verranno raccolti e con essi sarà realizzato un exhibit per mostrare la quantità di rifiuti prodotta durante una semplice giornata al mare. L'installazione rimarrà nella sede dell'AMP Isole Pelagie per tutta l'estate 2018, alllo scopo di evidenziare la necessità  di un utilizzo più limitato della plastica.

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A Sip for the Sea
7 SEAS WHALE WATCH
A Sip for the Sea

Join Seaside Sustainability on a sunset cruise around Cape Ann in support of World Oceans Day!

The event will take place at Seven Seas Whale Watch, and include a night of drinks, snacks, and beautiful harbor views. We will set out on Friday, June 8 at 7:00 PM and cruise around Cape Ann. On board, you will find a plethora of lite bites (included in the ticket cost) provided by local restaurants and a cash bar. There will be a 50/50 raffle and an exciting chance to win lots of local products, services, and food! We will return to port at 10 PM to conclude this great celebration for World Oceans Day.

The evening is open to ALL AGES and will be punctuated with great DJ music donated by David Alger! 

All ticket purchases are tax deductible!

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Abyss Social Dive Day!
Kamay Botany Bay National Park
Abyss Social Dive Day!

Join us on Saturday 26 May for our Abyss Social Dive Day at the Monument area, Kurnell National Park!

https://www.abyss.com.au/scuba/pc/Social-Dive-Day-70p9983.htm

We will be running a double shore dive and $39 single boat dives on the day and will be cooking a BBQ lunch!!

This is going to be a fantastic day, bookings essential, sign up on our website. See you there!

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