Can we save the ocean?

Bryan Slat working on his idea in his bedroom office. Photo courtesy of The Ocean Clean Up

Boyan Slat working on his idea in his bedroom office.
Photo courtesy of The Ocean Clean Up

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Boyan Slat says, ”Yes, we can!”

Who is Boyan Slat?

Boyan Slat is 21 years old. He lives in the Netherlands.

Boyan started thinking about how to clean up the ocean when he was 16 years old. His family was on vacation near Greece. He liked to swim in the Mediterranean Sea.

He noticed a problem in the water

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Prime Minister Trudeau in Washington

PHOTO: COURTESY THE OFFICE OF THE PRIME MINSTER Prime Minster Trudeau and President Obama talk to the crowd at the White House.

PMO PHOTO by –  Adam Scotti (March 2016)
Prime Minister Trudeau and President Obama hold a joint press conference in the Rose Garden at the White House.    —   Le premier ministre Trudeau et le président Obama tiennent une conférence de presse conjointe dans la Roseraie, à la Maison-Blanche.



Americans are excited about Prime Minister Trudeau.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited the President of the United States. He stayed for three days.

This was the first official visit of a Canadian Prime Minister to the United States in 20 years.

Hundreds of people greeted Prime Minister Trudeau at the White House in Washington, D.C. The White House was decorated with Canadian and American flags.

“We are very proud to welcome the first official visit by a Canadian prime minister in nearly 20 years. About time, eh?” U.S. President Obama said.

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