July 2019 Newsletter
Promoting healthy and sustainable oceans through education that inspires action & advocacy
Join the Plastic Free July EcoChallenge!

Take the pledge to reduce single-use plastic waste and help address ocean pollution. To make your pledge and learn more click here . Share how you're reducing plastic pollution by using the hashtag #PlasticFreeWorld!

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Mourning the Loss of 6 North Atlantic Right Whales

  We are heartbroken to learn that six North Atlantic Right Whales have died.  The deaths are devastating for the reproductive future of this endangered species.  

To date we've lost:
Wolverine, 9 year old male
Punctuation, 40 year old female  
   Comet, 34 year old male
Unnamed, 11 year old female
Unnamed (Catalog #3329), 16 year old female
Clipper, age unknown, female

Of the four females identified, Punctuation had even become a grandmother.   Scientists are continuing to work on identifying these unfortunate deaths. Read more about the impacts of this terrible loss  here

Learn about Right Whales: Join a POD Conversation

Can't make it? Host your own POD! Invite your community and guide an informal discussion about Right Whales. Locations can range from your home, to a cafe, to a local library - whatever inspires you. W2O can provide host tool kits and pre-POD info for your guests.

To RSVP, or host your own, contact us at:
Gloucester Expands its Single-Use Plastics Ban

The Gloucester City Council passed a unanimous decision to add plastic straws, coffee stoppers, and drink stirrers to a list of banned single-use plastic items. 

Thank you to Gloucester-based Seaside Sustainability for their  advocacy on this effort! 

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