On World Ocean Day (8th June 2021), countries from all four corners of the world – from India to Guyana, South Korea to Austria have pledged to support the ‘30 by 30’ commitment which is being championed by the UK-led Global Ocean Alliance and the High Ambition Coalition for Nature and People, co-chaired by the UK, Costa Rica and France.

This next milestone follows a successful meeting of the G7 Climate and Environment ministers, during which all members agreed to champion the global ‘30×30’ target to conserve or protect at least 30 percent of the world’s land and at least 30 percent of the world’s ocean by 2030, as well as committing to ‘30 x 30’ domestically.

Members of the Global Ocean Alliance and/or the High Ambition Coalition for Nature and People

Let’s celebrate World Ocean Day together and watch some interesting videos related to water and the Ocean!

Join Alpine Club Resort to celebrate the ocean and learn about some of our sustainability initiatives at 12:20pm on 11 June in the Lobby!

We need to talk… about plastic!

The pandemic has greatly exacerbated the plastic problem which affects wildlife, nature and people all over the world. While it is most associated with oceans: 80% of plastic pollution originates from sources on land and is transported to the oceans via our rivers, it is a problem for all ecosystems. In fact, it has gotten so bad that a report by the WWF found that people could actually be ingesting an entire credit card sized amount of plastic a week. The scientific community has only scratched the surface of the medical and environmental implications of plastic pollution and specifically microplastic.

We invite you to join our symposium to learn more about:
– How plastic impacts our health
– How it affects ecosystems and wildlife
– What challenges we face in the fight for a more sustainable future
– How you can contribute to solving the plastic problem
Get inspired by our panel of experts!

Dr. Marcel Liedermann, a Senior Scientist at the University of Life Sciences, Vienna with a focus on microplastic in the Danube, will talk to us about the environmental aspects of plastic in rivers.

Dr. Lukas Kenner, the Deputy Director at the Department of Pathology, Medical University Vienna and Deputy Director at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Cancer Research, Vienna, will be sharing his insights into the effects of plastic on human health.

Laura Young, MSc, a zero-waste advocate, sustainability graduate and Ted Talk speaker, who is currently working with Tearfund as their Scotland COP26 Advocate and Campaigns Coordinator, will be answering questions on sustainability and what we can do about this issue (find her under lesswastelaura)

Join us on June 8th, World Ocean Day, (streamed online via zoom), to learn more about the impact that plastic has on the environment, animals and human health and what each and everyone of us can do to make a difference. Follow us on Twitter for more updates.
Let’s leave this plastic world!

Anyone can submit any ocean-related art to this online art exhibition. It can be a beautiful painting, a drawing, a video, ceramics, a photograph, music,  a poem, any crafting, or even your favourite vegetarian dish! Whatever it is, put it on and help us spread understanding about how important it is to take care of our oceans. And of course, I encourage you to sign the 30×30 petition!