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Troubled Oceans: how can we protect and sustain our marine environment?



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Troubled Oceans: how can we protect and sustain our marine environment?

Our marine environments are facing an alarming number of problems; most of them are man-made. Plastics, overfishing, destructive fishing methods, pollution, and climate change are only some of the problems.  But if we can cause the problems, we can remedy them too. London may seem a long way from the sea, so it's easy to forget the impact cities like London have on marine environments and the creatures that inhabit them. This year for Green City Week we are exploring some of the issues around marine conservation and we'll hear from experts in the field about what we can do as individuals to help. Join us for an afternoon of information, talks, screenings and discussions on the 24 October.

Blue Ventures

Blue Ventures is an award-winning marine conservation organisation dedicated to conservation, education and sustainable development in tropical coastal communities.  Their team of dedicated researchers and volunteers study all aspects of the marine ecosystem - from fish species and coral all the way through to local fishing techniques and ways of life.  The results of their work enable them to develop the local populations they work with in a sustainable way and propose new ideas to benefit coastal communities everywhere.

Plastic Oceans
The Plastic Oceans Foundation is a registered United Kingdom Charity dedicated to protecting and improving the environment.  Through a wide range of activities the Foundation will educate, provide a resource base for study and research, campaign for improvements in legislation and policy, raise funds for the development of solutions and develop a worldwide integrated social media network aimed at achieving the mission.

Project Aware
The Project Aware Foundation is a growing global movement of scuba divers protecting the oceans - one dive at a time.  The two major issues they are focusing on at the moment are Sharks in Peril and Marine Debris, areas where scuba divers are uniquely positioned to directly and positively affect real, long term change to protect our ocean planet.

This event forms part of City University London's third annual Green City Week activities.  For details of other events taking place during the week, visit

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When & where

6.00pm - 7.30pmMonday 24th October 2011

Oliver Thompson Lecture Theatre Tait Building City, University of London Northampton Square London EC1V 0HB United Kingdom

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City Events Team

+44 (0)20 7040 8037

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