Author Archive | Charlotte Orba

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An Interview with WiseOceans…Charlotte Orba from WiseOceans

An Interview with WiseOceans… Charlotte Orba from WiseOceans This week we chat with Charlotte, WiseOceans’ Education and Communications Manager. She took the plunge and changed career mid-life and hasn’t looked back since. If you are looking to make the same change, her advice is to value the skills and experience you have – they might […]

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Charlotte and Jo cenote diving

Mexico Magic

I had a plan for this year and so far, it’s working out brilliantly! It’s a ‘significant’ birthday year for me and I wanted to be underwater on the day itself plus tick off a few marine-based bucket list items. My role in WiseOceans no longer requires me to be in the water on a […]

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Reduce your plastic use!

30 ways to reduce your single-use plastic consumption Did you know every piece of plastic that’s ever been produced still exists somewhere and more than 8 million tons of plastic ends up in our oceans every year? Say no to single-use and disposable plastic. These practical tips can either help get you started on your plastic-free […]

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FAQ: CITES COP17 Johannesburg, South Africa

What is CITES? CITES stands for Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora. It is an international agreement between governments that aims to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival.  It is the only international and legally-binding treaty to control the […]

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Resuable produce bags for fruit & veg, UK Feb 2016 © CO WiseOceans

Let’s Talk About Plastic

Each member of the WiseOceans #plasticchallenge team has said the same thing to me-  “I’ve had so many interesting conversations with people about plastic”. It’s true, as soon as I started on this challenge it amazed me that nearly every shop or restaurant/café I went in resulted in a discussion about plastic. By asking for […]

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Plastic-not-so-fantastic

A week or so into the WiseOceans Lent #plasticchallenge we thought it would be interesting to take stock and see how the challenge is going. It’s fair to say it has been just as challenging as we thought but we’ve been committed to it and dare I say even enjoyed it? As expected, there were […]

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