Category: environment

Design and Communications Intern (2020) — The Reef-World Foundation:

Want to use your graphic design skills for conservation? Apply now for our Design and Comms internship! Only 6 days left to apply!

Top investment banks provide billions to expand fossil fuel industry:

The world’s largest investment banks have provided more than $700bn of financing for the fossil fuel companies most aggressively expanding in new coal, oil and gas projects since the Paris climate change agreement, figures show.

Is your bank on this list? Will you show consumer demand and switch? Will you write/tweet/tell your bank your opinion? 

Ocean Mimic – recycled plastic swimwear saving the oceans:

These Ocean Mimic bodysuits have me all 🥰- who can’t get on board with a good business solution to an environmental problem. 

Ocean Mimic interviewed me for a piece on women in marine conservation, and I’ve been following them closely ever since. They haven’t paid me to promote this, I’m just honestly a huge fan! 

Sales from their recycled plastic swimwear fund clean up activities to get people started on the journey to reducing plastic and if that wasn’t cool enough, the designs are a-m-a-z-i-n-g mimics of ocean life. 

I’m in for the Mandarin Fish (2nd from left) 😍but you can choose from orca, whale shark, parrot fish, clown trigger fish, clownfish, coral or plastic (my 2nd fave design).

Even if you don’t put in pledge, put a little positivity in your day and spend 3 minutes checking out their Kickstarter video (see link above) and get inspired by what two ladies with big ocean dreams and heaps of hard work have achieved. And spread the word, because this is the answer for any woman (like me!) sick of only having the choice of black or pink for diving swimwear. 

Ocean Mimic – recycled plastic swimwear saving the oceans:

These Ocean Mimic bodysuits have me all 🥰- who can’t get on board with a good business solution to an environmental problem. 

Ocean Mimic interviewed me for a piece on women in marine conservation, and I’ve been following them closely ever since. They haven’t paid me to promote this, I’m just honestly a huge fan! 

Sales from their recycled plastic swimwear fund clean up activities to get people started on the journey to reducing plastic and if that wasn’t cool enough, the designs are a-m-a-z-i-n-g mimics of ocean life. 

I’m in for the Mandarin Fish (2nd from left) 😍but you can choose from orca, whale shark, parrot fish, clown trigger fish, clownfish, coral or plastic (my 2nd fave design).

Even if you don’t put in pledge, put a little positivity in your day and spend 3 minutes checking out their Kickstarter video (see link above) and get inspired by what two ladies with big ocean dreams and heaps of hard work have achieved. And spread the word, because this is the answer for any woman (like me!) sick of only having the choice of black or pink for diving swimwear. 

Careers and Employment – Marine Conservation Philippines:

🚨JOB ALERT 🚨

Hi Tumblr fam,

My friends over at Marine Conservation Philippines are hiring a Junior Science Officer! Great opportunity for early-career scientists and/or conservation practitioners.

Dust off your CV and put your best fin forwards!

Careers and Employment – Marine Conservation Philippines:

🚨JOB ALERT 🚨

Hi Tumblr fam,

My friends over at Marine Conservation Philippines are hiring a Junior Science Officer! Great opportunity for early-career scientists and/or conservation practitioners.

Dust off your CV and put your best fin forwards!

❌ DO NOT FEED THE FISH 🐠

The final infographic from the Green Fins International Year of the Reef 2018 campaign is my favourite. 🐠 The first time I experienced fish feeding was at 16, snorkeling in Malaysia.
.
The guide didn’t ask, I just felt the rain of bread 🍞
all around me. Hundreds of reef fish swimming frantically around me,
little nibbles, slimy swim-bys, I hated it but didn’t question it.
Surely the guide knew best?
.
Fish feeding is now banned in
the marine park I was snorkeling in, but not all places are as strict.
We as tourists can demand better, we can ask people kindly to stop, we
can explain why, we can spread the word.

❌ DO NOT FEED THE FISH 🐠

The final infographic from the Green Fins International Year of the Reef 2018 campaign is my favourite. 🐠 The first time I experienced fish feeding was at 16, snorkeling in Malaysia.
.
The guide didn’t ask, I just felt the rain of bread 🍞
all around me. Hundreds of reef fish swimming frantically around me,
little nibbles, slimy swim-bys, I hated it but didn’t question it.
Surely the guide knew best?
.
Fish feeding is now banned in
the marine park I was snorkeling in, but not all places are as strict.
We as tourists can demand better, we can ask people kindly to stop, we
can explain why, we can spread the word.

Palau, In Western Pacific, Is First Nation To Ban ‘Reef-Toxic’ Sunscreens:

Great news from Palau 🇵🇼

Sunscreens with chemicals toxic to reefs are banned nationally, with fines of $1000 for retailers who provide them.

Two chemicals at the top of the no-go list are oxybenzone and
octinoxate. Oxybenzone can be lethal to coral, damages DNA in adults,
and causes developmental deformaties in coral larvae.

Worried about sunburn? Plan ahead, stay out of the midday sun cover up,
search for reef-safe sunscreens – small efforts have a huge benefit for
our reefs. 

Palau, In Western Pacific, Is First Nation To Ban ‘Reef-Toxic’ Sunscreens:

Great news from Palau 🇵🇼

Sunscreens with chemicals toxic to reefs are banned nationally, with fines of $1000 for retailers who provide them.

Two chemicals at the top of the no-go list are oxybenzone and
octinoxate. Oxybenzone can be lethal to coral, damages DNA in adults,
and causes developmental deformaties in coral larvae.

Worried about sunburn? Plan ahead, stay out of the midday sun cover up,
search for reef-safe sunscreens – small efforts have a huge benefit for
our reefs.