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Say NO to seismic blasting and offshore oil drilling! Join the fight against plastic pollution! Greenpeace will never stop fighting for a greener, healthier world for our oceans, forests, food, climate, and democracy—no matter what forces stand in our way. My name is Bonnie Wright, and I am very excited to be with Greenpeace on board The Arctic Sunrise.
You may recognize me as Ginny Weasley from the Harry Potter films, but for the last three days, I have been a volunteer deckhand. I am here to learn more about Greenpeace’s Ocean Plastics campaign and how we can end single-use plastics. Plastics are filling up our oceans and killing marine life around the globe. From straws to soda rings, these plastics choke or entangle species like seabirds, turtles, and whales.
Actress and director Bonnie Wright, known for playing Ginny Weasley in the Harry Potter film series, right, joins Greenpeace onboard the Arctic Sunrise to help highlight the urgent threat of ocean plastics. She works with crew member Jenn Peltz to pull up the tie lines as they depart the Bahamas. It’s time for corporations to come up with better designs and methods for the delivery of goods. Once just after departing from Freeport in The Bahamas and secondly when we were within The Gulf Stream. Trawling is like fishing, but unfortunately in this case for plastics.
Greenpeace has been trawling, conducting beach cleanups and brand audits throughout their Atlantic Coast ship tour to gain a better understanding of just how much plastic we have polluting our waterways and connecting the waste back to the corporations responsible for it. I was deeply saddened to find lots of different types of plastic in our trawl, large pieces of soft plastic, fishing lines, and polystyrene. The turtles and fish that were on this planet long before us are now eating these plastics which clog up their organs and can cause death. This should not be happening. The single-use plastic that we all use practically every day is harming ocean wildlife. We not only need to work on holding ourselves and community accountable, but we also need to hold corporations accountable for choking our oceans.
There is no planet B, so I believe it is our responsibility to think before we consume plastic that will eventually make its way into this beautiful ocean I am currently surrounded by. Bonnie Wright is an Actress and Director. From 2001 to 2011, she played Ginny Weasley in all eight films in the Harry Potter series. She feels fortunate to have spent a lot of time as a child by the sea or swimming in its waters and growing up with her Grandfather who was an officer in the Navy. She now lives by the ocean in California and surfs every other day.
Actress and director Bonnie Wright, aka Ginny Weasley in the Harry Potter film series, joins Greenpeace onboard the Arctic Sunrise to help highlight the urgent threat of ocean plastics. Nevermind that Shell’s plans to drill for oil contribute to the vicious cycle of global warming. The climate in the Arctic can be severe and unpredictable making an oil spill likely-and catastrophic. Standard text messaging rates will apply. Greenpeace US may contact you by email or phone with campaign updates and other offers of engagement. You can unsubscribe at any time. Want to volunteer or join a local campaign?
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