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Project Details

Project dates
01/07/2022  – 30/11/2023
Vancouver, BC, Canada

Milian Chen

Project Lead

Project KELP brings everyone together to share everyday achievable steps to protect our planet. Through Sustainable Waves, an event that embodies this mission, we were able to convey these ideas and collaborate on common ground. Everything we do is important, one small ripple can create waves of change when everyone works together!

Project Description

Project KELP aims to introduce everyday sustainability to the public and show how everyone can help the planet in everyday achievable steps. On October 14, 2023, Project KELP hosted Sustainable Waves, an event bringing together people from all sectors to talk about different aspects of sustainability and the part community plays. Sustainable Waves is the embodiment of Project KELP’s mission, and it was a day of collaboration and learning. From retail to healthcare to reusable containers and more, everyone was welcome.

Since we share how everyone can help our planet this ties into how we protect our oceans. Understanding what individuals can do everyday to help, promotes positivity on how we can approach difficult and daunting challenges. While the problems our planet faces can be categorized to better tackle them, understanding their interconnectedness will ultimately help us learn to overcome them. By appreciating that all life on earth is connected, and how the water links us all, knowing more about our oceans and how our impacts have on them, influence our own behaviours and actions.

This project has been created in commemoration of the lives of all the victims of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302, including two Ocean Bridge ambassadors, Danielle Moore and Micah Messent. We aspire to carry on their legacy and commitment to making the world a better place by creating long-lasting impacts with a firm commitment to driving positive change for the environment and our ocean. We will never forget the light that Danielle and Micah brought to the world and will continue to keep them in our hearts. To learn more about these two amazing people, please visit: Honouring Danielle and Micah  – Ocean Wise. This work is partially funded by the Commemoration Fund for Victims of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 Tragedy.

What was your biggest challenge?

My biggest challenge was probably contacting all of the speakers and exhibitors for my event. Effectively managing my time was the most helpful in navigating this.

What was your most valuable takeaway?

My most valuable takeaway is the affirmation that what I am doing can really help people. Seeing everyone there, learning from each other and having fun, this is the future that I want to be a part of. Seeing this come true with Project KELP urges me to continue working in this field to advance my skills and continue doing what I can.


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