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    My first meeting of eXXpedition

    I first heard about the eXXpedition through a friend of a friend’s blog about a month ago. An all women crew who are doing research on the plastic and the toxic in the ocean. How incredible cool isn’t that? Before I read up about the […]

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    Whales, straws and plastic bags

    Do you remember that plastic bag you saw dancing in the wind? Well, we just found it. Or, at least, part of a bag that looks just like it. We’re in St Lucia – that dreamy Caribbean island you’ll recognise from brochures selling the perfect […]

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    Visit to Sustainable Barbados’ Recycling Center

    On day 5 of #exxpeditioncaribbean2016, we were greeted by Suzanne and Greg at Sustainable Barbados’ Recycling Center to be guided on a tour of their facilities. The SBRC is a private company mandated by the government of Barbados to manage four categories of recyclables: 1. […]

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    An arms length away

    ”Oops, I just accidently bumped into your butt there!” Whitney and Caroline are standing on deck, arranging their stuff in the backpacks while trying not to fall overboard.  We are twelve women on a 72 foot boat, and bumping into one another is unavoidable. I […]

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    There is no magical place called away

    After several days at sea, the crew of the Seadragon disembarked in Bridgetown, Barbados. Our sail from Trinidad was rough, and we were excited to stand on solid ground and to meet fellow environmentalists in Barbados. We had arranged two days of meetings with schools, […]

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    Day 5 – Outreach in Barbados

    As a kid, I was always happiest when I was playing outside in the dirt, the grass or the water. Nature was an escape, a place where I could go to read unbothered, but it was also a way of facilitating connection with playmates who, […]

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    From I to We as we sail the Caribbean Sea

    Over the last 2 years there has been a new river running through my veins. It started like a trickling stream, grew from a canoe-able river to a white-water-rapid, and now it has unleashed itself into a sea. It has consumed me, it is my […]

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    Emily Penn is the 2016 Seamaster award winner from the UK!

    We are very excited to announce that our Director, Emily Penn, has won again. And this time it was at the boot Dusseldorf weekend with the Seamaster Award 2016, for her commitment to our oceans. We could not be more proud.

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    Sea Dragon and crew about to arrive in Bridgetown, Barbados!

    Sea Dragon and her eXXpedition Caribbean 2016 Crew are about to arrive in‪ Barbados‬! Ready for beach cleans, school talks and outreach to make the unseen seen, from the toxics in our bodies to the toxics and plastics in our seas! Don’t forget you can keep […]

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    Day 2 – Departure from Trinidad, Barbados here we come!

    eXXpedition crew moved aboard Sea Dragon and prepared for departure for Barbados. First up was orientation and safety from Skipper Shanley! Check out the pictures below for an idea of what life aboard Sea Dragon is like. Later in the day Sea Dragon and her […]

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