Weʼre raising £5,600 to voyage from Vanuatu to Cairns (leg 13) with eXXpedition to study ocean plastics and raise awareness.
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I am lucky to have been selected to take part in eXXpeditions next round the world voyage as part of a 10 woman crew on leg 13, Vanuatu to Cairns, studying ocean plastics and raising awareness of the problem. We will be sailing around 1,300 nautical miles to study plastics both in the ocean and on the shore and feed into current research through the University of Plymouth. I am raising money to fund the voyage and my travel. I will also be offsetting my carbon from the flights mitigate the detrimental impact of flying.
eXXpedtion aims to ‘make the unseen seen’ through connecting people and informing them of the issues of plastics and toxins, to give a range of people the opportunity to collect data and record the findings both scientifically and through film documentation to enable global change. eXXpedition also celebrates the role of women in science, technology and sailing and aims to break down stereotypes and empower women to have a role in informing people of their everyday choices and support global action for a cleaner environment.
I am keen to make contact with schools and other education providers to help share my experiences on my return from the voyage. If you are a school or a small business who is interested in sponsoring me then please get in touch.
Please look at eXXpedition's website to find out more about their work - www.exxpedition.com
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- 5 months ago
Louise Brogan5 months ago
Thanks to everyone who has donated so far. I have also had another £600 donated via other means so already raised over £1,000. Please keep spreading the word 😁
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Nov 18, 2019
Keep going you will get there in the end
Nov 2, 2019
What a great opportunity to get involved with research and raising awareness- well done Louise
Oct 25, 2019
Such an amazing adventure and such a good cause! Very proud of you for being selected!
Sep 22, 2019
Fabulous adventure !
The Payne family.
Jun 28, 2019
What a wonderful thing to be able to do.
Jun 8, 2019
Fantastic Louise. Well done! X
Jun 8, 2019
YES Louise!!!! So proud of you for doing this (and a little jealous!)I’m going to email the kids school too to try to get them involved. Well done you bloody marvellous lady! 🙌🏻🙌🏻
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I own a small business promoting outdoor play and a connection to nature for. Through my work I have lots of opportunities to discuss plastic pollution and sustainability with children and hope to bring my first hand experience back to the children that I work with.