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Navigating our way towards a Plastic-Free Ocean — 1% for the Planet


Springwise is a proud media partner for this online event, featuring ocean advocate and skipper Emily Penn, in support of 1% for the Planet.

WHAT: A discussion with Emily Penn, Co-Founder & Director of eXXpedition, in support of 1% for the Planet. 

WHEN: Tuesday, 21st April, 4:30-5:30 pm (GMT)

WHERE: Online, via Zoom. 

TICKETS: Free, though space will be limited. Register through Eventbrite here.

More Info From 1% for the Planet

While many are identifying the silver linings to our stay at home practices: declining air pollution, depleting carbon emissions and even stories of wildlife returning to natural spaces, we recognize that if nothing changes when the world moves past the pandemic, these shimmering glimpses of hope will also prove temporary. With this, it’s important we continue to move forward educating our network and nurturing the great 1% for the Planet community we have growing in the UK.  

Following our Zeitgeist event this past January, we are pleased to announce the next in a series of events.

Emily Penn is an ocean advocate and skipper who has spent the last decade exploring plastic pollution from the tropics to the Arctic. She now splits her time between running eXXpedition – a series of all-female sailing voyages whose mission is to collect data and expose the ‘invisible’ microplastic and toxic pollution in our seas – and developing upstream solutions on land with a network of changemakers, corporate partners, scientists and government bodies. eXXpedition is also a 1% for the Planet nonprofit partner! 

We realize that it’s a time of great uncertainty for everyone. The same goes for our planet, which needs us now more than ever. If you’re already a 1% for the Planet business or individual member, please encourage others to join. Some of our nonprofit partners are already providing aid during this pandemic to ensure that our planet and future generations thrive. Our UK community is growing and we look forward to your involvement in supporting the momentum!