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First Ocean Ambassador skills workshop held in London

Ocean Advocate Emily Penn hosted the evening event for aspiring ocean changemakers

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The first ’Towards a Plastic-Free Ocean’ London workshop was held on the 20th December 2017 at Library, London. The evening event, run by ocean advocate Emily Penn and supported by 11th Hour Racing, attracted ocean activists who explored how they could apply their skills to the plastic pollution problem.

The participants included a chef, adventurers, environmentalists, conservationists, scientists, academics, students, sailors, ocean rowers, representatives from NGOs and business professionals. Every attendee was passionate about our oceans and enhancing their own skill set, so they could be more effective ocean advocates. To that end, the workshop included tips on creating an engaging presentation, the development and exploration of a spectrum of solutions to tackle the ocean plastic, and the introduction of a new online resource to support individual outreach and impact.

The evening also sparked discussion around a more collaborative effort to tackle plastic pollution and the importance of events that bring together motivated individuals from different backgrounds for collaboration opportunities.

This workshop was oversubscribed and the number of attendees was capped to ensure that everyone who took part could get the most from the event. Because of this, another workshop is planned for early 2018.

Would you like to join our next workshop? You can register your interest in upcoming London workshops here.

Thanks to the support of 11th Hour Racing:

Through the platform of sailing, 11th Hour Racing aims to increase our understanding of the oceans, find innovative solutions to the challenges that impact marine resources, and promote stewardship of the seas.

This event was run in collaboration with eXXpedition:

eXXpedition is a series of all women's voyages to make the unseen seen, from the toxics in our bodies to the toxics in our seas.

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