Celebrating Mother's Day Sustainably: 5 Fun and Eco-Friendly Ideas around Metro Vancouver
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by Kanchan Lal
2w ago
Mother’s Day is a special day dedicated to celebrating all the incredible self-identifying women who have loved, and shaped our lives. While traditional celebrations often involve gifts and buffets, there are plenty of creative ways to show appreciation while minimizing your impact on the planet. This Mother’s Day, explore some fun and eco-friendly options around Metro Vancouver to celebrate the amazing women in your life. 1. Gift An Experience This Mother’s Day, opt for giving an experience instead of a gift. Plan an experience that will create a long lasting memory and does not leave a signi ..read more
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Earth Day 2024: Become an Eco-Friendly Camper!
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by Programs Coordinator
1M ago
This April 22nd is Earth Day in Canada! Earth Day is a yearly event that promotes environmental protection and conservation and celebrates the achievements of the environmental movement¹. For this Earth Day, I’d like to highlight one of my favourite outdoor activities: camping! As the weather gets warmer and we gear up for the spring and summer camping seasons in beautiful British Columbia, it’s important to consider how to minimize your environmental impacts while enjoying the great outdoors. Eco camping is camping in a way that is sustainable and environmentally friendly². You may think tha ..read more
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Celebrating International Women’s Day
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by Sea Smart Camps
2M ago
At Sea Smart, we recognize the importance of International Women’s Day and celebrate the achievements of the incredible women in our team. What is International Women's Day? International Women's Day (IWD) is marked annually on March 8th. It is a worldwide celebration of women's social, economic, cultural, and political accomplishments. It's also a time to raise awareness of the progress made toward achieving gender equity and the remaining work to be done. The origins of IWD can be traced back to the early 20th century. It emerged from the activities of labour movements in North America and E ..read more
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5 reasons your child should get involved in our Summer Camps this year!
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by Megan Bourassa
3M ago
Registration for this year's Summer Camps is now open! Sea Smart's week-long outdoor camps are filled with exciting games and activities designed to ignite curiosity and foster a love for the ocean.  Here are five reasons why your child should take part this year: 1.  Explore the great outdoors! Our camps take place at beautiful Kitsilano Beach and Trout Lake Park. They provide an opportunity for children to get out and explore nature in a fun and safe outdoor environment. Your child will have the chance to connect with nature and appreciate the beauty of our ocean. 2. Gain new kno ..read more
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Garbage is Scary! How to Have an Eco-Friendly Halloween to Reduce Plastic Pollution!
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by Megan Bourassa
3M ago
Halloween is an opportunity to show your creative side and have a spooky fun time, but it can also be one of the most wasteful holidays of the year. Between the cheaply made costumes, single-use decor, and of course all the candy wrappers, it’s pretty scary for the planet! Luckily, we have some great tips to help you reduce waste, and keep your celebration scary for the right reasons! 1. Try your hand at DIY Halloween Decorations: Single-use party decorations are an easy waste stream to avoid. Making DIY Halloween decorations is a fun way to connect with friends, and create custom pieces that ..read more
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Corporate Beach Cleanups with Sea Smart
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by Megan Bourassa
3M ago
At Sea Smart, we offer an opportunity for businesses and organizations to fulfil their corporate social responsibility  (CSR) through corporate beach cleanups. These events not only foster team-building and staff engagement but also contribute significantly to the environment. What You Can Expect To ensure a hassle-free and enriching experience, we handle all necessary permits, liability insurance, and online waivers to ensure a worry-free event, including proper garbage and recycling disposal for an eco-friendly cleanup. Our program includes: Experienced Guidance: Throughout the clean ..read more
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Why Beach Clean Ups are so Important
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by Elaine Leung
3M ago
The End of Summer As we wrap up another great summer, it's time to reflect on the fun times we had—picnics, beach outings, and quality moments with loved ones. These memories remind us of the beauty our British Columbian coastlines offer. But as summer winds down, it's also an opportunity to shift from just enjoying the beach to taking action for its well-being. We believe that everyone can play a part in keeping our shoreline clean and vibrant. Embracing Responsibility As the summer season draws to a close, our beaches often bear the signs of the busy months—abandoned wrappers, plastic bottle ..read more
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Plastic-Free July: Empowering Marine Conservation through Everyday Actions
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by Programs Coordinator
3M ago
Plastic pollution has emerged as one of the most pressing environmental challenges of our time, with devastating impacts on marine ecosystems worldwide. Every year, millions of tons of plastic waste find their way into our ocean, endangering marine life and compromising the delicate balance of marine ecosystems. However, as individuals, we hold the power to make a difference. With Plastic Free July just around the corner, it's the perfect time to explore how we can embrace the zero waste movement with a marine conservation perspective and contribute to a cleaner, healthier ocean. Understand ..read more
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Actions You Can Take this Earth Day
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by Megan Bourassa
3M ago
The ocean is a vast and awe-inspiring part of our planet, covering over 70% of the Earth's surface. It is home to diverse marine life and plays a crucial role in regulating climate change and providing resources for human survival.  As we celebrate Earth Day, it's essential to understand the importance of ocean conservation and take action to protect our ocean for future generations.  The Ocean's Vital Role: Our ocean is often referred to as the "lungs of the Earth" because it produces over half of the world's oxygen and acts as a massive sink for carbon dioxide, regulating the Eart ..read more
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5 Christmas Sea Creatures
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by Megan Bourassa
3M ago
Seas and Greetings! What better way to shell-ebrate the holiday season than by spotlighting a few ocean critters who have no trouble feeling festive? Take a look at 5 sea animals whose names resemble different holiday symbols. FIVE FUN OCEAN ANIMALS 1. Christmas Tree Worms Image from Canva These vibrant marine worms won’t be found in the snow-covered forest, rather they can be found on tropical coral reefs! These worms have two Christmas tree-like crowns on their head that help them feed and breathe. Although the top of their crowns protrudes, most of their bodies are actually burrowed beneat ..read more
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