January 14, 2016
Meet Tania Nyberg... growing up in Norway Tania was exposed to the riches of a hallmarked ‘active lifestyle’; from the ocean to the mountains. Skiing/snowboarding, surfing, diving, paddle boarding, and sailing to travelling around the world, Tania has a spirit for adventure and thrives on challenges.
Tania’s love of the Ocean inspired her to start the Norwegian based non-profit organization SEA SICK FISH, focusing on ocean waste solutions and biodegradable packaging. Her fascination with the effects of waste and pollution on ocean species has galvanized her to work extensively with a variety of projects for community sustainability, education, recycling, and consulting on ocean-friendly product development.
As well as keeping very busy running Sea Sick Fish, Tania is also a Photographer and Creative Director, and is excited at being able to capture and document her eXXpedition Amazon journey with her unique photojournalistic style.
Delve a little deeper into the mind of this passionate mermaid as we probed to find out what makes Tania the perfect Ocean Advocate…
Q: What colour is your toothbrush?
A: Bamboo wood – 100% biodegradable!
Q: If you could teleport where would you go and why?
A: I would zap around to numerous places to save the ocean where it would need it the most, with a vast magnetic energy force vacuum up all the ocean waste and chemical gels. Then select the product waste that causes toxicity and formulate nourishable packaging for fish making cleaner waters and healthier fish. THE END
Q: Who do you admire the most (dead or alive)?
A: My father and Einstein
Q: What’s your top tip for reducing plastic use – what works for you?
A: It’s one process to remove the waste, but it’s possible if it becomes more valuable. Increase the value in plastic waste. Change all packaging, fishing nets and world materials to be ocean and fish friendly. Have ocean watch and police. More media and human concern and understanding
Q: If you could put just one thing at the top of your bucket list, what would it be?
A: Clean the ocean all over the world
Q: What’s the most delightful word you can think of?
Q: What’s your biggest fear?
Q: Favourite flavour ice-cream?
A: Coconut and Lime
Q: Who would be your 4 ultimate dinner party guests (dead or alive)?
A: Marie Curie, Einstein, Dali Lama, and Mother Teresa
Q: Where would you go if you were invisible?
A: North Korea
Q: If you owned your own Yacht, what would you call her?
A: Sea Sick Fish
Q: What have you done that you are most proud of?
A: Recently I got a dog, Tara. Donating stem cells to my brother and making him healthy. Founding Sea Sick Fish project and joining eXXpedition Amazon. Being a photographer.
Q: What would your Superhero power be?
A: Breathing under water and flying, and speaking all languages
Q: What piece of advice have you been given that was most rewarding?
A: Focus on making money and buying a lot of things to make you happy
Q: What’s the most important thing you want to take away from your eXXpedition voyage?
A: Numerous Scientific discoveries, juicy footage, an awakening life changing documentary and samples to research further for material development. Helping invent new ocean fish nourishing packaging products
Q: What’s your favourite marine animal and why?
A: Translucent Squid and flying fish, Exocoetidae… they’re amazing and very fairytale like
Q: What’s the one thing that drives you crazy?
A: Chewing gum and cigarette butts while I am swimming my laps in the ocean and when my puppy tries to eat them
Thanks Tania, great getting to know you better!