Emily helped 11th Hour Racing lead a landmark sustainability workshop before the race start, to support the Volvo Ocean Race’s renewed commitment to ocean health for the 2017-18 edition
The Volvo Ocean Race’s sustainability focus in 2017-18 consists of three key pillars: to maximise impact, minimise footprint, and leave a positive legacy.
Ocean health campaigner Emily Penn spoke about the dangers of micro plastic and gave the sailors tips on how to communicate the message, as well as reduce personal plastic consumption.
“As sailors we get to play in this unique playground and we see the impact that plastic pollution is having on ocean health. For that reason, we’re the best people to pass the message on, and regardless of which team we’re racing with, collaboratively, we can all make a very big impact.”