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Oil Transport: A Slippery Problem (Podcast)

Introducing the LCC Sustainable Burrito Podcast Series:

Join three students from Lower Canada College's Green Team as they navigate the mysterious and complex world of sustainability and attempt to answer one single question: how can we make a difference?

For us who stand upon its surface, planet Earth seems incredibly large. Its mountains, like Atlas, reach for the skies. Its forests span thousands of kilometers, and its oceans reach impossible depths. In the galaxy, Earth is but a tiny speck amongst many and it may seem impossible that such a small planet is home to so much life. Yet, for the person who inhabits this planet, when faced with large, planet-sized problems such as that of the environment, it is easy to think that it is impossible for us – one individual among so many – to make a difference. It all comes down to perspective and we aim to widen it by covering a multitude of environmental aspects.

In this episode:

On July 25, 2020, the MV Wakashio, a large bulk carrier vessel carrying about 4,000 tonnes of oil, ran aground on a coral reef near the coast of the island of Mauritius. On August 6, the vessel began leaking oil, resulting in considerable ecological damage. Join LCC grade 11 students Marieke, Savini and Edouard as they discuss the consequences of this event. They are joined by their classmate, Madelèine, who has a special connection to the island and its people.

Donate now to help preserve the Mauritian wildlife: www.mauritian-wildlife.org/ourfunders

More on the oil spill:
Crews Prepare to Sink Mauritius Spill Ship Despite Opposition


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