Row For The Ocean -Encouraging Future Environment Stewards

The mission

4 women, with a love of adventure and rowing are rowing 3000 miles across the Atlantic to raise awareness of the plastic problem that our planet faces.  Leaving San Sebastien in La Gomera for Antigua in the Caribbean the ladies will potentially encounter 50 foot waves , unknown weather conditions and no doubt alot of plastic pollution!  It is called the Talisker Whiskey Challenge and is known as the world’s toughest row!

When? – December 2018

Why?

The ladies are working with  Surfers Against Sewage  (SAS) and also Plastic Free Exeter to raise awareness of plastic pollution.  Through their work with  SAS, in their words they ‘… want to inspire and engage young people’.   This will be through the  SAS Ocean School Programme which is a hands on immersive educational experience for our children, our future citizens, to learn about ecosystems, ocean stewardship and the devastating effects of plastic pollution to our marine environments.

Exeter is amongst many of our cities across the UK aiming to become accredited Plastic Free through community action – heightened by amazing ocean advocates such as Row For The Ocean.

The ladies motto is aligned with my own of  who wants more plastic in the sea than fish by the year 2050?

By changing our behaviours, adopting some of the tips I have been giving you over the past few weeks such as . . .

 

BE A CONSCIOUS CONSUMER

. . . we can all make a difference.

 

Best of luck ladies on your epic adventure.  For more information and to donate to their worthwhile cause check out Row For The Ocean

Logo credit: Row For The Ocean

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