Douglas Coupland and Ocean Wise Announce New Exhibition At Vancouver Aquarium For Spring 2018

Photo: Ocean.org

Internationally-renowned author, artist, and designer Douglas Coupland is collaborating with Ocean Wise® to highlight an escalating global conservation crisis – ocean plastic pollution – through a new major sculpture exhibition that will be unveiled at Vancouver Aquarium on May 18, 2018. This is a first for both the artist and the organization. The year-long installation, titled Vortex, will immerse visitors in a contemplative, emotive, and transformative experience.

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Douglas Coupland and Ocean Wise Announce New Exhibition At Vancouver Aquarium For Spring 2018

Ten Green Ways to Experience Vancouver

Things are lookin' up

1. Rent a bike or a pair of rollerblades and self-propel your way around Vancouver’s Stanley Park seawall, marveling at Vancouver’s green, urban, ocean-wrapped sanctuary.

2. Get a view of the city from the water by kayaking your way through the waters of False Creek. If you’re lucky, you’ll spot some of the seals, otters, eagles and fish that make this urban waterway their home. (www.ecomarine.com).

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Ten Green Ways to Experience Vancouver

IGA Supermarkets offering Ocean Wise Fish

Photo: Remy Scalza

Fresh fish is a staple of Vancouver cuisine, but making smart and sustainable seafood choices isn’t always easy.  Those king crabs may look delicious, but they’re being fished to extinction in many parts of the world.  Same goes for Chilean seabass, the slow-reproducing rockfish and dozens of other species.

To help Vancouverites make good seafood decisions, the Ocean Wise program was launched in 2005.  A unique partnership between researchers at Vancouver Aquarium and area restaurants, Ocean Wise selects sustainable fish based on multiple factors, including how plentiful they are and how eco-conscious the catch method is.  Participating restaurants then agree to feature selected fish on their menus.  An Ocean Wise symbol lets diners know they’re making an ocean-friendly choice.

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IGA Supermarkets offering Ocean Wise Fish