Julie Dass alongside her family and son Nathan Dass moved to Gran Canaria in 2016 due to health problems affecting her son's Nathan's health.
As soon as they arrived to Gran Canaria they got involved in several volunteer projects around the island by taking part in tree planting events, food bank projects and even setting up a Shoe Box Appeal at Christmas to help families in need on the island.
They were simply looking for ways to help and say "Thanks" to the island for giving them their sons health back. Nathan being well had given them all their lives back.
Being surrounded by the sea as we are here in Gran Canaria they soon started Scuba Diving and this is when they realised the true extense of the plastic problem in our oceans. They were shocked by the amount of trash under the sea and blind to the human eye. The amount was huge.
This is when Nathan and Julie decided to do something about it and form a charity. Nathan came up with the name and designed the logo and this is when Oceans4Life was born.
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We strive to reduce the environmental impact of single-use plastics on our island, through direct action, outreach and education. We organise beach and sea bed cleans. We promote and support companies and groups that want to reduce their use of single-use plastics by providing viable alternatives and we are educating the following generations to build a more environmentally conscious society.