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Anastasia Faivre

SC Ambassador

Anastasia Faivre

Scarborough, Maine

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The Ecology School

How do you spend your days? What are your passions? What is your occupation?

I spend my days getting outside as much as possible with my partner and our dog Rey, gardening, making sourdough bread, and getting creative in my home art studio. I’m passionate about sustainable farming/gardening and connecting with community. My occupation is Communications Coordinator for The Ecology School.

Explain your connection to the ocean. How does it influence your life?

After moving to Maine in 2017, the ocean took on a new meaning for me. It is the place I go to feel solace and it represents connection to myself and others. Every time I stand in front of the ocean, it reminds me that is our duty to nurture the ocean like it nurtures us. It also reminds me of the sense of urgency needed to heal our planet and changing climates.

The mission of Saltwater Classroom is to bring together young students, as well as learners of all ages, through an innovative approach to ocean education. How does this apply to your experience?

As one of the Project Coordinators of Rubbish, a community trash cleanup organization, it is our responsibility to educate volunteers about the impacts that plastic pollution and other waste has on our waterways. Through my work with GoGo Refill, I have helped others make educated decisions on sustainable swaps as well as guided them towards a more environmentally conscious lifestyle. Living so close to the ocean, I believe this work that I have been involved with has been crucial to help me fully understand the importance of ocean education.

What are your earliest ocean memories?

Growing up in New Jersey, I spent every summer going down to the Jersey Shore. Some of my fondest memories include playing “over/under” in the waves and searching for shells with my mom and sister. As a kid, going back to our beach house rental to take a nap with a bathing suit full of sand was a very normal occurrence.

If you had to pick one thing, what is your favorite aspect of the ocean? We know, it's a broad question.

The changing tides. Hands down. To me, it represents the ebbs and flows of our lives. It just happens when it’s supposed to happen and that’s such a beautiful thing.

Is there a dream ocean destination on your list? Where would you travel to next?

Hmmmmm…honestly, I still haven’t been to California. So, that needs to happen. Besides that, the west coast of Ireland!

Anything else to add?

Communications Coordinator

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