Defending the oceans with Rachel Labbe-Bellas, Founder @ O’Land Stations

October 30, 2020

On this week’s show, we spoke with Rachel Labbe-Bellas, Founder @ O’Land Stations

Rachel is a Marine Ecologist and has a BSc. in Biology from McGill University and a MSc. in Ecology from UFSC in Brazil. During her studies she gathered international experience, working at places such as Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, and more recently as a Research Associate at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Her passion for ocean advocacy led her to work with Sylvia Earle Alliance-Mission Blue, and participate in a 21-day all-female research voyage about ocean plastics and health impacts with eXXpedition. Rachel is currently working in development and science program management for 5 Gyres Institute, and spends her free time in entrepreneurship for her plastic pollution reduction start-up in Canada, The Green Stop.

On the show, we spoke about:

  • Solving important problems through entrepreneurship
  • The global climate challenge and of clean water in particular
  • O’Land Stations solution and her startup journey
  • The impact of the pandemic and how she has pivoted

It was a joy to speak with Rachel. She’s a smart and passionate entrepreneur. I hope that you enjoy the conversation!

Let us know what you think. What types of guests would like to see on the show? What topics interest you the most? Send me your thoughts at nectar@thepnr.com

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