VANCOUVER, BC: Ocean Legacy Foundation (OLF), a Canadian non-profit group that develops and implements worldwide plastic air pollution emergency response packages, with the aim to finish ocean plastic air pollution, at the moment introduced that they’ve launched EPIC Academy. EPIC Academy is a free on-line academic platform offering worldwide communities with important information concerning ocean plastic air pollution, cleanup efforts, and options for creating plastic-free lands and waters.
This digital OLF curriculum consists of 10 distinctive classes pertaining to ocean plastic air pollution, the environmental influence of plastic air pollution, and the way totally different communities throughout the globe can take motion managing plastic waste and fixing the ocean plastic air pollution disaster. OLF’s aim for EPIC Academy is to supply any particular person, enterprise or group all for studying extra about ocean plastic air pollution with an simply accessible and free useful resource to start out the training journey; finally constructing a world neighborhood working to advance plastic air pollution cleanup efforts, evidence-based coverage enlargement and infrastructure growth to higher handle plastic assets.
EPIC Academy is accessible in French, Spanish, and English and every of the ten on-line classes takes roughly 90 minutes to finish. Level 1, newbie classes 1 – 5, is focused in direction of the person learner and consists of particular steerage for highschool lecturers (i.e., classroom guides and assignments) to assist them lead their college students by way of the teachings.
Level 2, superior classes 6 -10, is focused in direction of people and organizations, particularly native leaders and waste administration and recycling professionals, who’re involved about plastic air pollution and wish to discover ways to take motion to stem the movement of plastics into the setting.
“Communities around the world have specific environmental and emergency needs when managing ocean plastic pollution. EPIC Academy can provide essential knowledge regarding plastic pollution and solutions for communities to create plastic-free lands and oceans,” explains Chloé Dubois, President and co-founder of OLF.
“During our cleanup efforts we see single-use disposable plastics, cigarette butts, derelict fishing gear, and polystyrene littered all around the coastlines. Without intervention, international ocean plastics are anticipated to double by 2035.
“If practices remain unchanged there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean, by weight, by 2050. OLF believes that every action towards eliminating ocean plastic pollution counts, and EPIC Academy is a step in that direction.”
OLF is acknowledged as a world chief in ocean plastic air pollution discount, assortment and processing and continues to collaborate with neighborhood organizations and companies all over the world to cut back and course of plastics collected from ocean plastic cleanups. Since OLF’s inception, they’ve been creating accessible platforms to help with the restoration of important pure ecosystems for improved human and wildlife well being, in addition to assess and develop long-term plastic assortment, processing infrastructure and coverage to mitigate oceanic plastic air pollution sources.
In 2019, in collaboration with Nestlé Waters Global, OLF rebranded its present built-in strategy, naming it EPIC, which mixes Education, Policy, Infrastructure and Cleanup. EPIC Academy is OLF’s newest EPIC venture.
Plastic particles will be discovered on each seashore on the earth and up to date research have discovered that marine plastic air pollution have been ingested by 100% of marine turtles, 59% of whales, 36% of seals and 40% of seabird species examined. Ocean plastic air pollution causes the deaths of greater than 1,000,000 seabirds and 100,000 marine mammals each single yr. Plastics have additionally been present in ingesting water, beer, seafood, desk salt, and within the human physique.
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