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ENVIRONMENT

Meet 5 Young Innovators Healing the Oceans and Providing Clean Water

Plastic and pollution are wreaking havoc on our oceans, our environment, and our health. Every year:

Couple these daunting stats with the fact that microplastics were found in every sample of seafood purchased from one food market, and the reality becomes clear: something must be done.  

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How SwimTayka addresses clean water and food

Every year, 150 countries celebrate World Food Day, making it one of the most celebrated days on the UN calendar.  World Food Day was established in 1945 to commemorate the formation of the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). 

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6 Young Environmental Activists to Watch

As climate issues have become more prominent, young people are more aware than ever their own future is at stake. They are standing up for their beliefs, educating and spreading awareness in their communities and around the world. 

Educating youth about the environment and the effects of climate change are more important than ever. These young environmental activists prove that anyone, no matter their age, can truly make a difference. 

Check out these 6 inspirational young leaders who are on the frontlines of the fight to protect our environment. 

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The importance of educating youth about environmental issues

Many advancements have been made as we strive to protect the environment. From electric vehicles and carbon capture technology to biomaterials and a return to regeneration. It’s truly amazing what has been accomplished for the sake of our planet. 

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Join Lake 62 Open Water Swim for SwimTayka

We’re excited to announce our partnership with LPS Events at their Lake 62 Open Water Swim 2021. We have 10 FREE spaces for participants to raise money for our charity!

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Thames Marathon: Taking the Plunge for SwimTayka

When the intrepid Thames Marathon swimmers take to the water in August some will have more than just the swim ahead on their minds.

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Join us in taking the Plastic Free July Challenge

It is not news that plastics are a massive problem for our environment. They can be found everywhere – from the bottom of the ocean to inside the foods we eat, just have a look around. Most of the plastic produced is designed to only be used once before tossed in the bin. At the end of its life, even if they were meant to be recycled, plastic ends up polluting our planet and hurting the wildlife. This human-created waste doesn’t just decompose. Every piece of plastic created still exists today or has been burned. . Once plastics enter our waterways, they start breaking down into tiny bits and pieces known as microplastics. Microplastics not only hurt the animals ingesting them but in turn causing human health concerns as well. 

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Poppy hopes her doggie paddle will make a splash for charity

When swimmers line up to take part in one of the swim calendar’s most popular events, one participant in particular is hoping for a new personal best.

Because alongside the many two-legged entrants in the Henley Swim Festival on July 11 will be one with the potential advantage of having four – black Labrador Retriever and swimming enthusiast Poppy!

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Happy World Oceans Day! A day to celebrate and educate.

World Oceans Day has been celebrated and used as a day of action and awareness since 8 June 1992. It was first inspired by the Oceans Institute of Canada’s event “Oceans Day at Global Forum – The Blue Planet”. The programme featured international experts and leaders who spoke of the oceans’ many contributions to sustaining life on our planet. 

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Creating equal access to education through a shared love of the environment.

Swimming lessons are a special treat for the whole community of Huanchaco, Trujillo on the coast of Northern Peru. Not just kids, but even adults join in. Drowning is a worldwide epidemic among children and especially those in developing countries. 

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