French swimmer Ben Lecomte recently completed an 80-day trip at sea, bringing attention to the impacts of plastics in the ocean. He swam over 550 kilometres to represent the 300 million tonnes of plastic waste produced each year. Lecomte and his crew will be in Calgary on Friday, Dec. 6 to speak about their findings and how to cut back on plastics.
While Calgary isn’t by the ocean, Lecomte says when it comes to plastics, our actions still have an impact.
Provincial budget cuts to post-secondary education have the potential to impoverish education, according to Lori Williams, an MRU political scientist.