To fundraise for the "No Tankers" campaign, to advocate for a permanent ban on off-shore drilling in BC, and to raise public awareness about the issues.
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Oceans Day on Gabriola
I spent the afternoon talking up the UnspOILed Coast Quilt project at Descanso Bay campground where many had gathered to celebrate "Oceans of Life".
Did you know that there are a field of hot hydrothermal vents called Endeavour, off the coast of British Columbia, which is home to 12 species that do not exist anywhere else in the world? Or that sea sponges are used in drugs to treat asthma and cancer? And that one oyster alone can help to clean approximately 50 gallons of water each day as it filters plankton from seawater? Just three of the thousands of reasons why we need to protect it at all costs...