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Victoria, BC, Canada could (SHOULD) become the first Canadian city to ban single use plastic bags.

 

 

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Roughly 2.86 BILLION plastic bags are used anually in Canada, that is an average of 200 per person. Victoria is attempting to completely remove the option of inserting single used plastic bags into the hands of the consumer, a move that will hopefully set a precedent for other large cities in Canada.

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Another excellent reason to care about plastic in the ocean: POP's

We were honored to contribute to Dr. Hideshige Takada International Pellet Watch program throughout our trip. He has written a summary of his research and why it is so important. http://www.oceanhealthindex.org/News/Microplastics

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Entanglement project on the streets of Vancouver

Photographer/Artist Michael JP Hall took his entanglement project to the streets of Vancouver this past weekend http://vimeo.com/63225640

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Presentations today at Henry Hudson Elementary School

Thanks to the classes of Mrs. Dixon and Mrs. Shomura at Henry Hudson today for being so enthusiastic during Hugh’s presentation for the educational portion of the Debridement Project with Community Arts Vancouver and the Vancouver Maritime Museum. http://www.cacv.ca/announcing-the-debridement-project

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Local film needs your support

Friends of Oceangybe and talented filmmakers Gamut Productions are working on very worthy project, Us and Them. Check out their indigogo campaign:http://www.indiegogo.com/usandthem

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Kickstarter Rewards and TideLines Update

Hi All,

For those who are wondering when there Kickstarter rewards are and when they may be arriving, don’t dispair – they are on their way. Pictures are printed, t-shirts, music and hoodies are in the mail and flying all over this blue planet as we speak – let us know if yours doesn’t arrive !

Also, we have an update from Andrew Naysmith, who is editting and building up the TideLines movie. From the rough edits we have seen, he is doing an incredible job and we are just as excited as all of you to see the final product – see below: Continue reading

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Awesome local project to eliminate take-out containers

Local activist, chef, ideas man and friend of Oceangybe Hunter Moyes has a brilliant project to pair conscious consumers with forward thinking restaurants. http://thetiffinproject.com provides people with reusable take-out containers that give discounts and perks at participating eateries. Nice one!

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Excellent article on trash in The Economist http://tinyurl.com/bvs8kxc

Excellent info, review of the book Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair With Trash. The best description of the Gyre yet: “a swelling, suspended solution of pulverized plastic”

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Amazing Surface Current Visualization from NASA

WOW! This video shows the surface currents from 2005 – 2007
Science is beautiful.

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4 days to go in the Kickstarter campaign

We’ve blown past our goal, lets keep it going til Friday! Tide Lines in going to happen, with your support we’ll be able to reach more people and keep that much more plastic out of the ocean. There are still great rewards for backers.

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