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Coastal debris cleanup offers hope and new lessons for tourism – RRU

November 26, 2020

There are few 2020 trends the COVID-smashed tourism sector will want endured.

But a hugely successful and collaborative marine debris cleanup along B.C.’s north coast could well be one of them.

Championed by eco-influencer and Royal Roads University associate faculty member Kathy MacRae, the Marine Debris Removal Initiative (MDRI) is a beacon for how sustainability, collaboration and environmental considerations will be essential to the sector moving forward.

The initiative became a rare upbeat story for the sector, attracting national media attention, exceeding it goals and becoming another exemplary example of how the lived experiences of faculty are part of an RRU education.

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