Swim for Plastic-Free Oceans
Plastic pollution is filling our oceans and harming marine life. An estimated eight million tonnes of plastic leaks into the marine environment from land-based sources every year, roughly the equivalent of dumping a garbage truck full of plastic into the oceans every minute. We must significantly reduce the use of single-use and disposable plastics at its source. Recycling alone is not enough.
We need help from passionate Canadians who are eager to protect our oceans. Whether you’re a novice or a professional swimmer, you can take action against ocean plastic pollution by joining Great Lengths: Swim for Plastic-Free Oceans in support of Oceana Canada’s campaign to end single-use plastics.
It’s easy: sign up now to set up and share your personal fundraising page. Set your distance and fundraising goal, and recruit your friends, family, classmates and colleagues to support your commitment with a donation.
Oceana Canada is committed to stopping the flow of plastics into our oceans. To accomplish this, we must reduce the amount of single-use plastic being produced at the source. Oceana Canada is advocating for companies and governments to reduce the amount of plastic in the supply chain and find alternative ways to package and deliver products. By choosing to support Oceana Canada, you are helping to accomplish this goal, while also raising awareness of the plastic pollution crisis in your community.
Download our fundraising toolkit for more information on how to get involved and set up your own Great Lengths – Swim for Plastic-Free Oceans fundraiser. We have provided lots of tips and resources to help support you to have a successful event! You can also support swimmers with their Great Lengths pledge by donating to the challenge or supporting a team.
Solving the plastics problem in our oceans will take concerted action from companies, governments and advocates like you.
From multinational corporations to local restaurants, companies need to adopt alternatives to single-use plastics.
At all levels, governments need to enact smart legislation and regulations that limit or eliminate single-use plastics and ensure they don’t end up in our oceans.
Stand up and make your voice heard. Vote through the ballot and with your wallet to ensure governments and companies recognize, own and act on the threat plastic pollution poses to our oceans.