Emily Penn's Answers to Thriving Interview

Updated: Apr 26, 2020


Interview with Emily Penn
Photo credit: Parley

Ocean advocate and skipper Emily Penn has seen first hand how much plastic ends up in our ocean. She has organised the largest ever community-led waste cleanup from a tiny Tongan island, trawled for microplastics on a voyage through the Arctic Northwest Passage, rounded the planet on the record-breaking biofuelled boat Earthrace, and worked on a sailing cargo ship trading western supplies for coconuts.


Emily now splits her time between running eXXpedition; a series of all female sailing voyages whose mission is to collect data and expose the ‘invisible’ microplastic and toxic pollution in our seas; and developing upstream solutions on land with a network of changemakers, corporate partners, scientists and government bodies.


Take a read of Emily's answers to thriving and be inspired to pursue a life purpose, even if it means taking a unique path than everyone around you.