A Shropshire school is bringing the campaign to save the oceans to its doorstep next month in a lecture to be given by a leading conservationist.
Francesca Trotman is the founder and managing director of Love the Oceans, a non-profit marine conservation organisation set up in November 2014.
Francesca will deliver her talk ‘Plastics and the Planet – Your part in Killing the Oceans’ as one of the renowned Edge Lectures at Ellesmere College on February 6.
She set up Love the Oceans in November 2014 as is committed to raising awareness of conservation and encouraging people to take a greener approach to modern living.
Nick Pettingale, Director of External Relations at Ellesmere College, said: “The amazing work of Francesca and her team is well known globally and we are delighted that she has been able to fit this lecture into her busy schedule.
“Love the Oceans is highlighting the dangers of ignoring worsening conservation and environmental issues which are having a huge detrimental impact on our planet. Her message is clear and needs to be heeded.
“This is something everyone at Ellesmere College is committed to and we aim to care for our environment and support conservation programmes with a view to improving our world for generations to come.
“We are delighted that she has agreed to give the lecture on February 6 – particularly when one considers she spends so much of her time out of the country – and we are sure there will be many people who will want to come along and hear what she has to say.
“There is still so much work to be done and the college is proud to stand alongside organisations like Love the Oceans for the benefit of all our futures.”
The organisation was born from Francesca’s passion for marine life and she is
committed to raising awareness of conservation and encouraging people to take a
greener approach to modern living.
She has a Masters in Marine Biology and has been an enthusiastic diver since the age of 13. She now spends most of her time in Mozambique having originally visited the country in 2013 for a photography internship.
That initial visit inspired her to help local fishermen work towards sustainable fishing and she returned again the following year to begin research on the artisanal fisheries of Guinjata Bay before founding Love the Oceans.
For more information about Love the Oceans, visit the website https://lovetheoceans.org.
The lecture will take place in the Arts Centre at Ellesmere College at 7pm and there will be an opportunity to ask questions. For more information or to book visit https://www.ellesmere.com/