Roos Swart, By The Ocean We Unite

Episode 24 · April 2nd, 2018 · 24 mins 13 secs

About this Episode

Born from one sailor's love of the ocean, By the Ocean We Unite is on a mission to prevent plastic pollution. Their work includes research conducted at sea on mini-expeditions where they invite interested citizens to join them. These expeditions are led by Roos Swart, a Marine Biologist who completed her Masters in the Dutch Caribbean.

BTOWU is a clear example of how ordinary citizens can help educate and guide the public conversation around conservation and environmental protection. You can join them for one of their sailing expeditions. Their next one sets sail on April 14th from Harlingen, Netherlands. Check out the information on their Facebook page.


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