PARTNERS & SPONSORS
We couldn’t do what we do without the support of these fine establishments.
Our foundation is grateful for the support it receives from these generous organizations. Are you interested in becoming one of our sponsors? We accept any in-kind donations such as food, clothing, weather gear, boat fuel, expedition supplies, groceries, cleaning supplies, office supplies, health supplies, waste management supplies, etc. Anything your company or organization can help us with is welcome! CONTACT US TODAY!
A NOTE ABOUT OUR CURRENT PARTNERS & SPONSORS
The Ocean Legacy Foundation is a Canadian federally incorporated non- profit which integrates education, clean up expeditions, on-line mapping and plastic to fuel technologies into a unique program to mitigate plastic pollution. These four areas of focus are foundational in the development of a strong connected and mobilized global network; cleaning the natural environment while demonstrating sustainable technologies to manage plastic resources.
Initiated in 2013, its members have collaborated locally and internationally to clean up shorelines and complete research around British Columbia, CAN, Yelapa, MX, Alaska, USA and across the Pacific Ocean in the North Pacific “Garbage Patch”. Volunteers have now cleaned over 25 kms of rugged Vancouver Island, BC terrain, removing well over 30 metric tons of mixed plastic, foam pollution and Japanese Tsunami Debris. The entire team has been volunteer based, as most funding has been collected through small private donations, out-of-pocket and volunteer labour. The organization is building its capacity, infrastructure and continually growing a professional team.
In 2015, funding was acquired through a Lush Cosmetics grant to purchase a small scale plastic to fuel machine with plans to create one of the world’s first pilot programs which uses plastic to fuel technology in a land based recycling strategy. This initiative will mitigate plastic pollution from reaching fresh water and ocean environments.
Now in 2016, we have joined forces with the Canadian Ministry of Environment to receive some funding via the kind financial gift given by the Government of Japan. This season our operations have expanded immensely and we are currently working with countless communities and passionate volunteers along the West Coast of Vancouver Island including the Checleset and Mowachaht/ Muchalaht First Nations.
We look forward to forging new relationships, collaborations and partnerships, as well as attaining financial sponsorship; which will enable us to continue to expand our operations. Offering our educational resources, solutions, strategies and tools to the communities and areas in need of them the most. We are in this together! Let us collaborate in ways that create an international effort towards mitigating our plastic polluting ways.
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THE PROBLEM IS CLEAR
Model results estimate the global number of floating plastic pieces to be:
- The two oceans of the Northern Hemisphere contain 56% of all particles and 57% of the total weight.
- In the Southern Hemisphere the Indian Ocean appears to have a greater particle count and weight than the South Atlantic and South Pacific oceans combined.
CLICK TO VIEW THE INTERACTIVE MAP IMAGE IN THE BACKGROUND
FROM "SAILING SEAS OF PLASTIC" VISUALIZING FIELD EXPEDITION DATA FROM 2007-2013.
EACH DOT REPRESENTS 20KG, ESTIMATES ARE THAT THERE ARE OVER 13 MILLION DOTS.
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch
Ocean Pollution Awareness
TED TALKS - OCEAN PLASTIC POLLUTION PROBLEM
Dianna Cohen: Tough truths about plastic pollution
Plastic Pollution Coalition - OPEN YOUR EYES
Overview Narrated by Jeff Bridges (2016)