Navigating our way towards a plastic free ocean
Mon 24 Oct 2022
£10* | £8* Concession
7.40pm - 8pm Start
Living in Indonesia, Sally saw first-hand the devastating impact of plastic pollution and was propelled to take action. Sally will share her tales of discovery, from scientific research at sea to the upstream solutions on land, and how all of us have a part to play in tackling this global issue.
Sally is a keen environmentalist, adventurer and Geography teacher. In 2018, Sally joined eXXpedition, sailing through the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and gaining first-hand experience of the extent of plastic in our oceans. Sally then became the Mission Leader for eXXpedition Round the World, contributing to scientific research, and helping others develop their skills to tackle the global challenge of plastic pollution.
We asked Sally, what can audiences expect from your talk?
“Audiences can expect a story of discovery, from living in Indonesia to leading all-women’s sailing voyages onboard a 72-foot sailing vessel with eXXpedition. I will share the peaks and troughs of the journey navigating awareness and action around plastic pollution, and of life on board. Expect to come away with some tips on how you can use your own unique skillset to make a difference!”
Sally is a keen environmentalist, adventurer and Geography teacher. When living in Indonesia, she saw first-hand the devastating impact and upstream issues around plastic pollution. This propelled her to take action, working closely with the local community to bring about change in waste management systems and behaviours. Sally joined eXXpedition, sailing through the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and the Caribbean Sea, gaining first-hand experience of the extent of plastic in our oceans by contributing through scientific research, and helping others to use their own skills to tackle this global challenge.
Prior to joining the eXXpedition team, Sally had a 12-year career as a Geography teacher, Head of Department and whole-school Teaching and Learning Coordinator. Sally values the importance and power of education as a key contributor to the sustainable management of global issues. As a teacher, Sally has always been student-focused; nurturing a creative learning environment allowing students to flourish and succeed. Under her charge students have achieved impressive levels of academic progress but most importantly to Sally, they have developed a passion for the planet they call home and a confidence to take action to protect it.)
An event presented by the Royal Geographical Society – we are the UK’s learned society and professional body for geography, supporting geography and geographers across the world.