Who's going to join me?
If so here's what you can avoid:
• Plastic straws, plates, cutlery, wrappers, grocery bags, coffee lids, packaging, etc. (any single-use... plastic)
• Purchasing any plastic products
• Using, purchasing or washing anything with microplastics or microfibers
Go to Broadreach Alumni's page to learn more.
Check out and like our president's (Maddy Quirke-Shattuck) photos from her fall semester studying abroad in Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands which have been chosen as finalists in the Fall 2017 IES Abroad Photo Contest! The three photos with the most likes will each win a $200 prize. Make sure to like the specific photo and not just the whole album!
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Our students traveled to the corners of the world last semester and shared their most inspiring photos with us! The public voted for a week straight to select t...he three winners. Congratulations to our student winners:
• Maddy Quirke Shattuck ( IES Abroad Galápagos Islands | Connecticut College)
• Kevin Mortillaro ( IES Abroad Milan | Carnegie Mellon University)
• Sophia Grillo (IES Abroad Milan | University of Richmond)
Happy New Year Camels!
Here’s your first chance to take action and make a difference in 2018!
#BREAKING: Trump administration announces plans to open nearly all U.S. waters to offshore drilling. This plan opens the floodgates to dirty and dangerous offsh...ore drilling, threatening coastal economies that rely on clean and healthy oceans. This radical offshore drilling free-for-all is a clear example of politics over people, ignoring widespread local and state opposition. Together, we must stand united against this grave attack, before it’s too late. Add your name now to tell Secretary Zinke that you oppose expanded offshore drilling: http://bit.ly/2CrCwM7 #ProtectOurCoast
Happy #internationalcoastalcleanup day! Plastics, which compose 60% of the thousands of tons of garbage that end up in our coastal waters, last a very long time in the ocean, and are in such abundance that there are 46,000 individual pieces of plastic litter for every square mile of ocean. Here's a picture of a small handful of the trash we collected last year at our first beach cleanup of the semester at Ocean Beach Park. We all hope that you reduce your consumption of plast...ic and production of waste today (and every day)! On another note, we've missed you all at the involvement fair at at the upcoming Harvest Fest - the executive leaders of Oceana are both abroad this fall semester, however we will still be accepting new members and ideas, so check us out on ConnQuest and like us on Facebook. Also, check out what last years co-presidents are up to during their semester abroad - @ensabahnope (Iceland) and @maddyqs (Ecuador & the Galápagos Islands). Can't wait to see some old faces as well as some new ones in the spring! -m
Send a letter to you representative through Oceana now!
Take a look and stay informed. Continue the fight and contact your representatives. Protect what you love. 💙🌊
Come to Ernst Common Room (Blaustein) tomorrow at 4:15pm for this amazing discussion and panel event!
President Katherine Bergeron has signed a letter on behalf of the College that endorses the carbon tax initiative, part of the grass-roots #PutaPriceOnIt campaign to combat climate change. 🌎🐪
Today marks the beginning of Conn Coll Oceana's annual Reduce Your Use week, in honor of Earth Day (this Saturday, April 22nd)! Here are our top ten suggestions of how to be more conscious of your daily use of resources. Keep an eye out for our daily reminders and tips on how to participate this week. We encourage you to sign our pledge this week in Harris and Cro, and spread the word! Let's make a change, and save our ocean planet 🌎 Our co-presidents are pledging to go vegan and use their reusable water bottle more for the week (and beyond) - what will you pledge? #earthday2017 #reduceyouruse #conncolloceana #oceana #conservation
Keep an eye out for more information about our annual "Reduce Your Use" week coming up next month, just in time to celebrate Earth Day!
We couldn't be more excited for Oceana's 5th Annual Polar Plunge tomorrow morning! Join us at Ocean Beach Park (buses leave from Cro at 11 am), and save some room for Munchkins and hot cocoa after the plunge. Oceana's mission is so crucial to the wellbeing of our ocean environment now more then ever, and we thank you all for your support 💙 pictured: co-president Maddy at the beach clean up last semester 🌊 can't wait to see everyone tomorrow #polarplunge @oceana