Upcycled Fish Floats
Our up-cycling project with fishing floats was a great success. This year we engaged two new schools in the project - Pear Tree Elementary School in Kitsilano and Crofton House School in Kerrisdale. All the little elves from these two schools created beautiful ornaments by painting the fish floats we recovered during our Clear the Coast expeditions. A big shout-out to those two schools for helping us making ocean debris fun and beautiful and for generously contributing time and money to this worthy cause.
We doubled the number of popups at two different stores - at Patagonia and Arc’teryx we sold ornaments and Seahugger t-shirts while talking about the ever-increasing plastic problem. Overall, we doubled the revenue we made last year and all of the proceeds will be used for the next Clear the Coast initiative. If you would like to volunteer next summer for beach cleanups along the west coast of Vancouver Island, keep an eye on our website for details to come later in the spring. It’s a great way to see the island, be purposeful and have some fun along the way!
What Canada needs now more than ever is to address the plastic conundrum and engage all of us - the non-profit sector, industry, the public and all levels of government - in a process to create an action plan to reduce the entry of plastic into our oceans and fund the removal of plastics from our shorelines.