Vancouver Landmarks To “Light Up Blue” To Show Support Of Our Oceans

On March 14th, notable Vancouver buildings and landmarks will glow blue in support of protecting our oceans, which is being showcased at GLOBE Forum 2018 (March 14-16) – North America’s largest and longest-running Leadership Summit on Sustainable Business.


B.C. Place, the Sails of Light at Canada Place, the Vancouver Lookout and Harbour Centre, Science World at TELUS World of Science, TELUS Garden, the Birks Building, the Kalen Capital Building, the Leckie Building, the district markers at the Vancouver Convention Centre and the Olympic Cauldron arms are participating.

This unique initiative complements a number of special sessions and programs at GLOBE Forum, which explore the role business, government and civil society can play to protect our oceans and include:

  • A three-day exhibition by one of the world’s most highly acclaimed nature photographers, Paul Nicklen. As an assignment photographer for National Geographic, Paul’s evocative imagery has garnered over 30 of the highest awards given to any photographer in his field.
  • Several inspirational conservationists will be presenting their mission at GLOBE Forum, including Emily Penn, Expedition Leader, Skipper, Artist, and Ocean Advocate, and Pete Bethune, “Captain Planet”, Engineer, and Skipper. Emily was recently honoured with the Fitzroy Award at the 2016 Ocean Awards and is also the youngest and only female recipient of both the Yachtmaster of the Year and Seamaster of the Year awards. Pete is best known for his epic journey in the Earthrace boat and his promotion of the use of sustainable biofuel.

To tackle the global crisis of ocean plastic, Ocean Wise® today launched the #BePlasticWise pledge to reduce disposable plastic use at GLOBE Forum. The #BePlasticWise pledge asks people to commit to monthly challenges to replace their use of single-use plastic items – such as plastic straws, bags, cutlery, food packaging and water bottles – with ocean-friendly alternatives. Sign the pledge at ocean.org/pledge

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