Marena's eXXpedition to end plastic pollution

eXXpedition Round The World 2019-2021  is an all-female sailing voyage and scientific research mission. Over 38,000 nautical miles and 30 voyage legs, eXXpedition crews will explore plastics and toxics in our ocean, via four of the five oceanic gyres and the arctic. 

Connected by a passion to protect our shared ocean, 300 women will to go to sea as hands-on crew to experience first hand the challenges we face from single-use plastics, while contributing to cutting-edge scientific research and solutions-based thinking.

I am joining the eXXpedition for the fourth leg of the journey - sailing from Antigua to Aruba in November and December 2019. I ask you to join me in supporting this unique effort to inspire women from around the world to apply their diverse expertise and talent to tackling the plastic problem.

All funds raised here will be donated to the eXXpedition to support the circumnavigation, awareness-raising events along the way, citizen science to track the impacts of plastics in our oceans, and solutions to stop the flow of plastic pollution. I aim to raise these funds before I join the crew on November 29th.

This is something I've never done before. I've wanted to sail the open ocean my whole life, and now I have an opportunity to do this in service of the health of our ocean ecosystems. Your support is deeply meaningful for me - and all the women of the eXXpedition - as we embark on this learning journey.

After my time with the crew, I will send all supporters a personal thank you letter, with reflections and learnings from the experience. I look forward to having you follow along the entire eXXpedition!


Marena Brinkhurst
San Francisco, CA

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