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Ocean Protection

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Updated On: Jul 18, 2022
Total Stations: 3
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The Deep-Sea Podcast A couple of deep-sea scientists talk everything deep sea! Interesting facts, recent news, myth-busting and interviews with the most interesting people we know.
Our Epic Ocean with Rich German Welcome to the Our Epic Ocean podcast, hosted by Rich German. Join us for deep
dive conversations with experts and leaders around the world who share their stories and solutions to the challenges the ocean is facing. Discover the real work being done and what YOU can do to protect the ocean and planet we all love so much.

Your host Rich is best known for his photos and videos of dolphins and whales captured from his stand up paddle board in Laguna Beach, California. He has turned his passion for the ocean and marine life into a quest to discover the critical solutions to the challenges our planet is facing.

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Stories From The Sea We've put together this playlist celebrating the scientists, artists, surfers, and ocean-lovers around the world to spotlight their remarkable accomplishments and life stories. Listen in to learn fascinating facts about deep-sea life, new action plans for protecting marine environments, and steps that you can take to help keep our oceans a little bit safer. Enjoy! Vurbl Scientific Stories, News and Lessons
The Seaspiracy Effect Featuring Paul Watson, Cyrill Gutsch, and a take from Andy Sharpless Our Epic Ocean with Rich German
Epic Women of The Ocean These are the epic women who help to conserve and save our oceans Our Epic Ocean with Rich German

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Shark defence with Jonathan Clark Jonathon Clark is Queensland Coordinator of the Apex Harmony campaign - Sea Shepherd Australia's Shark Defence campaign to defend, conserve and protect sharks in order to maintain a healthy ocean. In this chat, we discuss the destructive nature of Queensland and NSW's state-sanctioned shark "control" programs and possible (and certainly more effective) methods to protect the safety and wellbeing of beach-goers and the marine ecosystem.Useful links:Jonathan on LinkedIn (here)The Apex Harmony Champaign (here)"Envoy: Shark Cull" Film (here)Ocean Protect Podcast Season 3, Episode 25 (August 2021): "Envoy: Shark Cull" with Lauren Sandeman & Andre" (here)For further information about Ocean Protect, check us out at www.oceanprotect.com.au See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The Lismore floods with Dr Mitchell Call & Dr James Sippo Dr Mitchell Call and Dr James Sippo are postdoctoral researchers at Southern Cross University at Lismore, in Northern NSW, Australia. The Wilsons River flows through the city of Lismore to the Richmond River estuary. In late February 2022, the biggest flood in modern Australian history inundated Lismore and the rest of Northern NSW. In this chat, Mitchell and James describe the flood, the incredible rescue efforts, the subsequent estuarine health impacts, climate change, and what can be done to mitigate future flood impacts in Lismore and the wider Wilsons and Richmond River area.Useful links:Mitchell at Southern Cross University (here)James at Southern Cross University (here)Ocean Protect Podcast Season 4, Episode 5 "Dr James Sippo on blue carbon accounting" (here)"Flood Song" on YouTube by Sally Bracewell (here)For further information about Ocean Protect, check us out at www.oceanprotect.com.au See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Kelp harvesting with Jo Lane Jo Lane is a kelp harvester and SeaEO of Sea Health Products, which provides premium kelp products harvested from the south coast of NSW. We talk kelp harvesting, the current status and potential of seaweed farming, the possible benefits and challenges facing the growth of the seaweed industry.Useful links:Jo on LinkedIn (here):Sea Health Products (here)Australian Sustainable Seaweed Alliance (here)For further information about Ocean Protect, check us out at www.oceanprotect.com.au See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
David Helvarg - Journalist. Author. Founder & Executive Director of Blue Frontier Campaign. | EP 34 David Helvarg is the Founder and Executive Director of Blue Frontier Campaign, a collaborative movement committed to healthy coastlines and a thriving ocean.  The prolific author of 6 books, including Blue Frontier, Saved by the Sea and 50 Ways to Save the Ocean, he is also the organizer of the Blue Vision Summits and Peter Benchley Ocean Awards.  He’s traveled the world as a journalist and correspondent, producing over 40 broadcast documentaries for PBS and Discovery. His print work has appeared in the New York Times, the LA Times, Smithsonian, NatGeo and Popular Science Magazine.  Helvarg is also an active body surfer and recreational scuba diver, but more importantly, he is the early instigator of the Seaweed Rebellion, the marine grassroots movement to protect coastal and ocean ecosystems. 
 
LEARN MORE ABOUT DAVID HELVARG and BLUE FRONTIER here: 
 
Blue Frontier Campaign Website: https://bluefront.org/
David Helvarg on LinkedIn linkedin.com/in/david-helvarg-56a47a5
Blue Frontier on Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/blue_frontier
David Helvarg on Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/Helvarg
Blue Frontier on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bluefrontiercampaign/
David Helvarg on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/helvarg/
David Helvarg Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Helvarg
Blue Frontier on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bluefront.org/
Rising Tide Podcast: https://inlandoceancoalition.org/rising_tide_podcast/
New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/30/opinion/climate-change-california-kelp.html
The Hill: https://thehill.com/opinion/energy-environment/537322-bidens-climate-plan-can-work-if-its-sea-to-shining-sea/?rl=1
50 Ways to Save the Ocean: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ln9iosw_mVs
The Seaweed Rebellion: https://www.earthisland.org/journal/index.php/magazine/entry/the_seaweed_rebellion/
Saved By the Sea : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MH-TUG6L_VQ
Blue Frontier Explained: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MH-TUG6L_VQ
Helvarg Books: https://www.amazon.com/David-Helvarg/e/B001K7PU34%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share
Sierra Club: https://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/authors/david-helvarg
The Golden Shore: https://bluefront.org/thegoldenshore/
March For The Ocean: https://bluefront.org/projects/marchfortheocean/
Donate to Blue Frontier: https://bluefront.salsalabs.org/bluefrontierdonatepage/index.html
 
“Reading 50 Ways to Save Our Ocean is a great way to begin creating an earth echo that you can be proud of. So, go on - head for the beach, and get started. ” - Philipe Cousteau.
 
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Ocean Protect turns 20 On 5th July 2022, Ocean Protect turns 20 years old. From very humble beginnings, Ocean Protect now stops an average of around eight tonnes of pollution entering our oceans every day. Michael Wicks (Ocean Protect Director and co-founder) joins Jeremy and Brad for a look back at some of the highs and lows of Ocean Protect. For further information about Ocean Protect, check us out at www.oceanprotect.com.au See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
A global plastics treaty with Tom Gammage Tom Gammage is a plastic pollution campaigner at the Environmental Investigation Agency in London, where he is working to secure an ambitious new plastics treaty for the planet. We talk about the growing plastics 'emergency', the need for a global plastics treaty, the recent meeting of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) in Nairobi to discuss such a treaty, and key recommended actions for government. Useful links:Tom on LinkedIn (here): Environmental Investigation Agency (here)Recent Conversation article on the plastic treaty (here)Recent BBC News article on the need for a plastic treaty (here) EIA report Connecting the Dots: Plastic pollution and the planetary emergency (here).For further information about Ocean Protect, check us out at www.oceanprotect.com.au See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Human consumption of microplastics with Dr Garth Covernton Dr Garth Covernton is a University of Toronto Arts and Sciences Postdoctoral Fellow working as part of the pELAstics project, which aims to understand how microplastics pollution might affect various ecosystem processes. We talk about the human consumption of microplastics - like "how much?", "where from?", and the potential consequences to human health. Useful links:https://garthcovernton.wordpress.com/ Garth on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/garth-covernton-26544ba9/Paper "Human consumption of microplastics" (here)For further information about Ocean Protect, check us out at www.oceanprotect.com.au See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Plastic discharges from the world's rivers with Dr Tim van Emmerik Tim van Emmerik is Assistant Professor at Wageningen University in the Netherlands, but joins us on this chat from Cambodia - during one of his riverine plastic research projects. We chat about the research paper that Tim recently co-authored assessing plastic discharges from rivers across the planet, and how to 'turn off the tap' of plastic pollution from rivers. Useful links:https://timvanemmerik.com/Garth on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/garth-covernton-26544ba9/Paper "More than 1000 rivers account for 80% of global riverine plastic emissions into the ocean" (here)For further information about Ocean Protect, check us out at www.oceanprotect.com.au See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Tyres & coho salmon kills with Dr Ed Kolodziej Puget Sound is a sound of the Pacific Northwest (in north-western USA), an inlet of the Pacific Ocean, and part of the Salish Sea. Every 'fall' (Autumn), more than half of the coho salmon that return to Puget Sound’s urban streams die before they can spawn. In some streams, all of them die. But scientists didn’t know why. Enter Ed Kolodziej (Associate Professor at the University of Washington) and his research team - who discovered that, when it rains, stormwater flushes bits of aging vehicle tires on roads into neighbouring streams. The killer is in the mix of chemicals that leach from tire wear particles: a molecule related to a preservative that keeps tires from breaking down too quickly. We talk about this research, the implications to waterways everywhere, and what we can do about it. Useful links:https://www.ce.washington.edu/facultyfinder/edward-kolodziejEd on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ed-kolodziej-81a5717/Article “Saving the salmon - Researchers identify unknown chemical that causess death in stormwater-exposed coho salmon" - https://www.ce.washington.edu/news/article/2020-12-14/saving-salmonArticle “Tire-related chemical is largely responsible for adult coho salmon deaths in urban streams”: https://www.washington.edu/news/2020/12/03/tire-related-chemical-largely-responsible-for-adult-coho-salmon-deaths-in-urban-streams/Publications by Ed et al: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Edward-Kolodziej For further information about Ocean Protect, check us out at www.oceanprotect.com.au See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Heidi Tait - CEO Tangaroa Blue Foundation. Founder Australian Marine Debris Initiative. | EP 33 Heidi Tait has always been an avid lover of nature and the outdoors, so when she was working as a scuba instructor and started finding rubbish everywhere, her only option was to act. In 2004 Heidi founded Tangaroa Blue Foundation (TBF) as a way of addressing the ever-increasing threat of marine debris in our oceans. Through the TBF Heidi introduced the Australian Marine Debris Initiative (AMDI), which is a growing network of communities, schools, industries, government agencies and individuals focused on reducing the amount of marine debris washing into our oceans. Heidi was named one of the “18 Most Influential Women in Ocean Conservation” in the July 2018 edition of Ocean Geographic and has been featured in multiple interviews as one of Australia’s foremost Ocean Innovators. In this compelling conversation, Rich and Heidi cover many important topics, starting with the big picture of why there is so much marine debris and where it is all coming from. They then focus on solutions – specifically how Heidi and her partners are utilizing their network and data system to not only remove garbage from the ocean, but also to stop it at the source. Additionally they cover many other subjects from recycling to cigarette butts to her connection to Jack Johnson. Heidi is a true ocean hero out there every day working to protect the ocean we all love so much!
Tangaroa Blue Website: tangaroablue.org
Heidi Tait LinkedIn linkedin.com/in/heidi-tait
Tangaroa Blue on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TangaroaBlue
Tangaroa Blue on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tangaroablue/
#tangaroablue: https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/tangaroablue/
Tangaroa Blue Foundation: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAXY1VwEKxlV5wpltnydnjQ/videos
Tangaroa Blue on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tangaroa.blue
Tribute to Heidi: https://www.tangaroablue.org/a-tribute-to-heidi-and-all-of-you/
Ocean Innovators: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ln9iosw_mVs
Operation CleanSweep : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MH-TUG6L_VQ
Big Beach Cleanup: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MH-TUG6L_VQ
Ocean Decade Conference: https://www.oceandecade-conference.com/en/heidi-tait.html
AMDI App: https://www.tangaroablue.org/resources/clean-up-data-collection/amdi-app/
Life a Beach: https://newsroom.unsw.edu.au/news/science-tech/lifes-beach-finding-trends-marine-debris-across-australia
Charity Register: https://www.acnc.gov.au/charity/charities/63ddb3da-38af-e811-a962-000d3ad24a0d/profile
Donate to Tangaroa Blue: https://www.tangaroablue.org/about-us/donate/
 
“If all we do is clean up, that’s all we’ll ever do.”  - Heidi Tait.
 
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Frontline Action on Coal with Andy Paine Andy Paine is from an organisation called Frontline Action on Coal, who use non-violent direct action tactics to try to stop the construction of polluting coal mines. Late last year, Andy and a colleague locked themselves to a train line to disrupt the first full trainload of coal from Adani's Carmichael mine in central Queensland, Australia. We talk about the Adani project, the effectiveness of 'frontline action', and what it's like to be locked to a train line. Useful links:Frontline Action on Coal: https://frontlineaction.org/Stop Adani: https://www.stopadani.com/Queensland Government assessment of Carmichael Coal Mine and Rail Project: https://www.statedevelopment.qld.gov.au/coordinator-general/assessments-and-approvals/coordinated-projects/completed-projects/carmichael-coal-mine-and-rail-projectFor further information about Ocean Protect, check us out at www.oceanprotect.com.au See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Dr James Sippo on blue carbon accounting Dr James Sippo is Postdoctoral Researcher in blue carbon at Southern Cross University, and is part of a team that has developed a new blue carbon accounting system that calculates the amount of carbon sequestered when tidal zones are returned to their natural state. We talk about blue carbon, its potential within coastal land for mitigating climate change, and reducing our own personal carbon footprint.Useful links:James on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/james-sippo-585a26191Article "Blue carbon accounting set to open coastal floodgates for abatement credits" (here)Report "Blue Carbon Accounting Model (BlueCAM) Technical Overview" (here)For further information about Ocean Protect, check us out at www.oceanprotect.com.au See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Earth Observation: the final frontier? Space technology is not just about exploring the far reaches of the galaxy, but also has huge potential to help us with problems closer to home.Special guest, Ray Fielding of the  UK Space Agency, joins Darren Lumbroso, Gina Tsarouchi and Quillon Harpham to explore how Earth Observations can help answer age-old questions, improve lives and safeguard our world. They also delve into where  the future lies for the smart use of new datasets in the sectors we work in.
Dr Sarah Seabrook on the ocean as a climate regulator Dr Sarah Seabrook is a microbial ecologist and oceanographer at the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research and The University of Auckland, New Zealand. In this chat, we talk about the role of the ocean as a climate regulator, and how to protect and enhance its ability to do this. Useful links:https://www.sarahseabrook.comSarah on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarah-seabrook-529704a3/Article "The ocean is our greatest climate regulator. It must be a stronger part of climate policy and action" (here)Paper "A new way forward for ocean-climate policy as reflected in the UNFCCC Ocean and Climate Change Dialogue submissions" (here)For further information about Ocean Protect, check us out at www.oceanprotect.com.au See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Sylvia Earle, Ph.D. - Marine Biologist. Ocean Explorer. Lecturer. President and Chairman Mission Blue. | EP32 Dr. Sylvia Earle is the founding President and Chairman of Mission Blue. She is a National Geographic Society Explorer in Residence and was dubbed Her Deepness by the New Yorker and New York Times. The Library of Congress made her a Living Legend and Time Magazine declared her the first Hero for the Planet. She was also the first female Chief Scientist of the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (the NOAA).  She is an Ocean Elder, an oceanographer, explorer, author and lecturer.  In short Dr. Earle is a living legend.  Over the years Dr. Earle has brought her infinite wisdom and deep knowledge of how our planets works to both the professional world and the masses in books, films, numerous talks, lectures and interviews but one in particular stands out, from ten years ago, with the NRDC (the national resources defense council), where she said “Think of the Ocean as the blue Heart of the planet.  The part that makes the world work. Drives climate and weather. Generates most of the oxygen we breathe.  It drives our water cycle. It’s where 97% of the water is. This is our life support system and unless we really understand it and appreciate it, we are not going to take care of it. Knowing is the key”.  

LEARN MORE ABOUT SYLVIA EARLE here: 

 

Mission Blue Website: https://mission-blue.org/

Sylvia Earle Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sylvia_Earle

Mission Blue News: https://mission-blue.org/in-the-news/

Sylvia Earle on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SylviaEarle

Mission Blue on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mission_blue/?hl=en

Mission Blue on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MissionBlue

Hope Spots: https://mission-blue.org/hope-spots/

Youtube Mission Blue: https://www.youtube.com/user/missionbluecoalition

Hashtag Sylviaearle : https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/sylviaearle/?hl=en

Mission Blue Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1wp2MQCsfQ

TED 2009: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43DuLcBFxoY

 

Google Earth Explore the Ocean: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BpSO5kN8-4

Nat Geo: : https://www.nationalgeographic.com/impact/article/sylvia-earle-protecting-exploring-ocean

The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jun/12/were-causing-our-own-misery-oceanographer-sylvia-earle-on-the-need-for-sea-conservation

Time Inc: https://time.com/6114248/sylvia-earle-10-questions/

Achiever Awards: https://achievement.org/achiever/sylvia-earle/

UNEP: https://www.unep.org/championsofearth/laureates/2014/sylvia-earle

On Being Interview: https://onbeing.org/programs/sylvia-earle-her-deepness-feb2018/

Donate to Mission Blue: https://mission-blue.networkforgood.com/projects/66908-2019-donation-drive

 

“Sharks are beautiful animals, and if you're lucky enough to see lots of them, that means that you're in a healthy ocean. You should be afraid if you are in the ocean and don't see sharks..” 

- Dr. Sylvia Earle.

 

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Dr Lauren Roman on the world's worst litter hotspots Dr Lauren Roman is a postdoctoral researcher at CSIRO’s Oceans and Atmosphere, and her research focuses on marine debris (plastics and other litter in the ocean) and the impact it has on wildlife. In this chat, we talk about her (and her CSIRO team's) recent research analysing data from nearly 30,000 litter clean-ups from around the world and its implications on how to turn the tide on plastic pollution.Useful links:Lauren: https://research.csiro.au/marinedebris/our-team/lauren-roman-2/Article "We analysed data from 29,798 clean-ups around the world to uncover some of the worst litter hotspots”: https://theconversation-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/theconversation.com/amp/we-analysed-data-from-29-798-clean-ups-around-the-world-to-uncover-some-of-the-worst-litter-hotspots-167280Paper "Socioeconomics effects on global hotspots of common debris items on land and the seafloor”: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0959378021001394?via%3Dihub See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Volvo Ocean Lovers Festival 2022 with Anita Kolni & Carolyn Grant Anita and Caz join us to talk about the amazing Volvo Ocean Lovers Festival that they founded - which is happening at Bondi Beach 10-13 March 2022. Anita and Caz were last on the podcast two years ago, in the lead up to the 2020 Ocean Lovers Festival - just before a little thing called Covid forced the cancellation of the festival. But it takes more than a pandemic to stop these two. We talk about the ups and downs of the last two years, and what it takes to help protect the ocean with a big dose of love.Useful links:https://www.oceanloversfestival.com/Our previous Ocean Protect Podcast chat "Anita Kolni and Carolyn Grant are ocean love trailblazers" (from March 2020): https://open.spotify.com/episode/72H399cjkHrfb97nKO9gpX?si=b526e075ef6542e1 For further information about Ocean Protect, check us out at www.oceanprotect.com.au See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Selema Masekela - Commentator. Journalist. Host. Musician. Athlete. Producer | EP 31 Selema Masekela is a beloved multifaceted TV commentator, host, journalist, musician, Emmy nominated producer, Fashion Entrepreneur, outdoor sports enthusiast and ocean warrior, best known for his work across VICE, E!, ESPN/ABC, Nat Geo Explorer, Red Bull Media House, MTV and beyond. A relentlessly curious narrator of the human experience, he thrives as a Black man who has historically been ‘the only’ in the spaces of action sports and entertainment.  As part of his diverse career, he worked at Transworld Skate Publications and became the the long-time face of the X Games. The son of South African jazz legend and activist Hugh Masekela, Selema‘s roots are as South African as they are Staten Island, New York City and North County San Diego. He is currently involved with the foundation Stoked Mentoring, a nonprofit action sports organization for at-risk youth, hosts the podcast What Shapes Us?, published the book AfroSurf along with launching the brand Mama Wata and continues to support the Surfrider Foundation as an Ambassador. Wether he is in the ocean catching waves or shredding down a mountain snowboarding Salema often finds himself channeling the spirit and love of his father as he plays a central role in the effort to create racial equality on both the water and on land. 

LEARN MORE ABOUT SALEMA here: 

Salema Masekela Website: https://www.salmasekela.com/#home-section
Salema Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selema_Masekela
Racism + Surfing - A call for Unity: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NElRTSgyu10
Connect with Salema on Twitter: https://twitter.com/selema
What Shapes Us Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/what-shapes-us/id1521200635
Check out the Stoked Website: https://www.stoked.org/
Follow Stoked on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stokedorg/
Stoked on Twitter: https://twitter.com/STOKEDorg
Stoked on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/STOKEDorg/
UXE Entertainment: https://www.uxentertainment.com/
Red Bull TV: https://www.redbull.com/us-en/
Vice World of Sports: https://www.vice.com/en/topic/vice-world-of-sports?page=2
Salema in the NY Times: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/08/31/sports/black-surfers.html
 

Surfrider Link: https://www.surfrider.org/our-team/ambassadors/sal-masekela
Mami Wata Brand: : https://mamiwatasurf.com/
Mami Wata Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mamiwatasurf/
Woza Short Film: https://vimeo.com/212603149?embedded=true&source=vimeo_logo&owner=64645507
The Inertia: https://www.theinertia.com/surf/selema-masekela-is-right-action-sports-still-has-a-long-way-to-go/
Outside Online: https://www.outsideonline.com/health/training-performance/unlikely-preacher-action-sports-sal-masekela/
Cassius: https://cassiuslife.com/566985/exclusive-selema-sal-masekela-talks-black-people-surfing-white-people-stuff-rediscovery-of-self/
The Lunchbox Fund: https://www.thelunchboxfund.org/
 

“Racism is not a thing we will stand for in the United States of America. I hope you will continue to stand for this thing called unity and tell racism that it can go and kick rocks, because that’s not what surfing is about,”  - Salema Masekela.


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Ghost nets with Anissa Lawrence In our first episode of Season 4 of the Ocean Protect Podcast, we are joined by Anissa Lawrence - Managing Director (and Founder) of Tierramar, who manage Ghost Nets Australia. We talk about the problem of ghost nets (with a particular focus on those drifting to Australia) and what we can do about it.Useful links:Anissa: https://tierramar.com.au/team-view/anissa-lawrence/Ghost Nets Australia: https://www.ghostnets.com.au/Report Ghost Nets Needs Analysis and Feasibility Study for Northern Australia: https://parksaustralia.gov.au/news/finding-solutions-for-ghost-nets-in-northern-australia/ For further information about Ocean Protect, check us out at www.oceanprotect.com.au See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Shawn Heinrichs - Artist. Photographer. Filmmaker. Conservationist. | EP 30 Shawn is an Emmy Award winning cinematographer, an acclaimed photographer/ journalist and a lifelong conservationist.  A co-founder of the Blue Sphere Foundation, SeaLegacy, and now the Only One Collective with Cristina Mittermeier, Paul Nicklen and Lonely Whale, Shawn has become a major force in the global movement to protect the ocean, marine species and habitats, tackle the climate crisis, and build a more just, equitable planet. Fueled by his passion for the oceans, his groundbreaking work fuses dramatic imagery with intimate and thought-provoking stories, to connect the global community to the beauty and vulnerability of threatened marine species and their eco systems. He was one of the lead activists and co-creators of the Emmy-nominated film, "Racing Extinction” with Academy Award winning Director/ Producer, Louie Psihoyos. Shawn has also gone undercover exposing the endangered marine species trade in some of the most remote and challenging locations on Earth. Key areas of his conservation work include ending the global slaughter of sharks, protecting manta rays, the High Seas, and safeguarding earth’s most bio-diverse and threatened habitats. His groundbreaking photographic work and captivating storytelling has been featured in National Geographic, BBC, New York Times, Washington Post, and numerous media outlets. Shawn serves on the International Board of WildAid, is a Director of Manta Trust, a Safina Fellow, a member of The SeaLegacy Collective, and an Associate Fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers. 

LEARN MORE ABOUT SHAWN HEINRICHS, BLUE SPHERE, SEA LEGACY AND  ONLY.ONE here: 

Shawn Heinrichs Website: http://www.shawnheinrichs.com/
Follow Shawn on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shawnheinrichs/
Connect with Shawn on Twitter: https://twitter.com/shawnheinrichs
Shawn on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shawn.heinrichs.artist
Check out the Only.One Website: https://only.one/?intro=bluesphere
Follow Only.One on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/onlyone/
Only.One on Twitter:https://twitter.com/onlyone
The Tide: https://only.one/tide
Only One on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OnlyOneOceanCollective/
Protect the High Seas: https://only.one/pages/high-seas
Earth Optimism: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOgtcxf5f-I
Behold the Light Music Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PKZm7ycBlQ

TEDx Boulder: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PKZm7ycBlQ
Earth Spirit Festival: : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFSdwMVD-nw
Mens Journal: https://www.mensjournal.com/adventure/the-photographer-who-risks-his-life-to-save-our-oceans-mens-journal/

“Art is my passion, conservation is my purpose, and for me the two are inseparable. I have found art is the most powerful tool I can bring to bear to help protect the ocean's most threatened species and habitats. “  -   Shawn Heinrichs
 
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Climate action with Dr Annika Dean Dr Annika Dean is Senior Researcher at the Climate Council of Australia, and joins us for her second appearance on the pod. We review the recent UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) held in Glasgow last month, with a particular focus on Australia's commitments and future.Useful links:https://www.climatecouncil.org.au/author/annika/Report "Crunch Time: How climate action in the 2020s will define Australia": https://www.climatecouncil.org.au/resources/crunch-time-climate-action-2020s-define-australia/http://www.bom.gov.au/state-of-the-climate/ For further information about Ocean Protect, check us out at www.oceanprotect.com.au See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Rubber Jellyfish with Carly Wilson Carly is a wildlife conservationist, and maker of the "Rubber Jellyfish" documentary film, which reveals the shocking jellyfish-like shapes that balloons burst into when they are released into the air and how this is affecting sea turtles who mistake these items for prey. We talk about how Carly's journey from bat balls to busting balloon myths, and making maiden movies.Useful links:https://rubberjellyfishmovie.com/Burchette D K, 1989, Study of the effect of balloon releases on the environment: https://www.balloonhq.com/faq/deco_releases/release_study.htmlGilmour M, Lavers J, 2020, We composted ‘biodegradable’ balloons. Here’s what we found after 16 weeks, article in 'The Conversation': https://theconversation.com/we-composted-biodegradable-balloons-heres-what-we-found-after-16-weeks-138731Gilmour M E , Lavers J L, 2020, Latex balloons do not degrade uniformly in freshwater, marine and composting environments, The Journal of Hazardous Materials: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0304389420316150?via%3Dihub For further information about Ocean Protect, check us out at www.oceanprotect.com.au See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jeff Hansen on direct action (Part 2 of 2) This is the second (and final) part of our two-part chat with Jeff Hansen, Managing Director of Sea Shepherd Australia. The first part was released last week..Useful links:https://www.seashepherd.org.au/Jeff on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeff-hansen-521b42aJeff's Ted talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/jeff_hansen_why_we_need_unexpected_allies_to_fix_climate_change For further information about Ocean Protect, check us out at www.oceanprotect.com.au See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jeff Hansen on direct action (Part 1 of 2) Jeff Hansen is the Managing Director of Sea Shepherd Australia, defending, conserving and protecting the world’s ocean. We talk about Jeff's journey from Electronic and Computer Engineer to saving whales in Antarctica, some of the direct action campaigns of Sea Shepherd Australia, and what it's like to have possibly the best job in the world.This is a two-part conversation, with the second (and final) part released next week.Useful links:https://www.seashepherd.org.au/Jeff on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeff-hansen-521b42aJeff's Ted talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/jeff_hansen_why_we_need_unexpected_allies_to_fix_climate_change For further information about Ocean Protect, check us out at www.oceanprotect.com.au See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The Australian Microplastic Assessment Project with Dr Michelle Blewitt & Dr Scott Wilson (Part 2 of 2) This is the second (and final) part of our two-part chat with Dr Michelle Blewit (AUSMAP Program Director) and Dr Scott Wilson (AUSMAP Research Director and Senior Lecturer/ Senior Research Fellow at Macquarie University). Part one was released last week.Useful links:https://www.ausmap.org/Dr Michelle Blewitt on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelle-blewitt-711b1137/Dr Scott Wilson on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/scott-wilson-84829437/ For further information about Ocean Protect, check us out at www.oceanprotect.com.au See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The Australian Microplastic Assessment Project with Dr Michelle Blewitt & Dr Scott Wilson (Part 1 of 2) The Australian Microplastic Assessment Project (AUSMAP) is the bridge between a massive problem and the solutions, designed to document and analyse microplastic pollution in Australian aquatic environments. Dr Michelle Blewit (AUSMAP Program Director) and Dr Scott Wilson (AUSMAP Research Director and Senior Lecturer/ Senior Research Fellow at Macquarie University) join us to talk about how citizen science is putting microplastic pollution on the map, and the what we can do to solve this near invisible but growing problem.This is a two-part conversation, with the second (and final) part released next week.Useful links:https://www.ausmap.org/Dr Michelle Blewitt on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelle-blewitt-711b1137/Dr Scott Wilson on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/scott-wilson-84829437/ For further information about Ocean Protect, check us out at www.oceanprotect.com.au See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Flooding and climate change: rising to the challenges There’s no doubt that climate change is making ‘once in a lifetime’ floods a common occurrence, often with devastating consequences. So, how can communities across the world become more resilient? Emma Brown, Steve Grey and David Ramsbottom delve into the climate crisis and what it means for flood management. The three world-leading experts discuss topics as diverse as: using space technology to forecast floods; protecting megacities into the future; educating communities in the UK; and whether cyclones will become commonplace in the Middle East. In just half an hour you’ll find yourself fully up-to-date and with hope for the future.
Water on tap? We need to act now to avoid water shortages as our climate changes As climate changes advances, how can we make sure there is enough water to go round – for drinking, sanitation, farming, industry, and ecosystems? Chris Counsell, Aodhín McBride, and George Woodhouse discuss how the impacts of climate change – heavier rainfall, rising temperatures, droughts, and hurricanes – will affect water availability. The water resource experts explain how planning will help, stressing the need to manage demand, as well as increasing supply and making infrastructure more resilient. Listen in to find out how everyone needs to do their part now to ensure that water shortages don’t become commonplace in the future.
Water and the road to net zero Renewables and energy experts Mike Case and Iain Gunn explain why a net zero future just isn’t possible without managing water.The pair take an in-depth look at trends in offshore wind, including the future for floating turbines, as well as explaining how water interacts with our energy supply in ways you might never have thought of.Listen in to get up-to-date on energy and gain fascinating insights from the hidden world behind the big engineering projects.
Can ports keep goods moving as climate changes? Climate change could disrupt the operation of ports and harbours, a vital part of the global supply chain, unless they are well prepared.Maria di Leo, Mark Lee and Tom Matthewson discuss how ports need to allow for the predicted impacts of climate change – rising sea levels, higher waves and increased storminess – when designing new infrastructure or adapting existing sea walls, quays or breakwaters.Our experts also outline the role ports can play in cutting carbon emissions, for instance by supporting ships moving to low carbon fuels, or changing dredging practices and techniques to make space for new habitats.
Waves of Change with Sea Shepherd Australia's Grahame Lloyd (Part 2 of 2) This is the second (and final) part of our two-part chat with Grahame Lloyd, a Project Leader with Sea Shepherd Australia. Part one was released last week.Useful links:Grahame on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/grahame-lloyd-611295a5/?originalSubdomain=auSea Shepherd Australia's Marine Debris Campaignt: https://www.seashepherd.org.au/our-campaigns/marine-debris-campaign/Untrashing Djulpan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZLWfoHhf0M"Waves of Change" Brisbane Screening 5th November 2021 at Sandgate: https://fb.me/e/49AGk4TLk"Waves of Change" Sunshine Coast Screening 3rd December 2021 at Cotton Tree: https://fb.me/e/2Qco1I7jG For further information about Ocean Protect, check us out at www.oceanprotect.com.au See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Paul Hawken - Environmentalist. Entrepreneur. Author. Drawdown.org + Regeneration.org. | EP 29 Paul Hawken is an exceptionally hard working advocate for a better life on planet earth and one of the leading voices in the climate solutions movement. He is a writer, public speaker, serial entrepreneur, author of eight books, activist and has now taken a profound role in our ability to reverse global warming in our lifetime through solutions, science, education and action. Paul has dedicated much of his adult life, after early success with the natural food company Erewhon, then the highly praised garden tools catalog and horticulture company Smith and Hawken to elevating the conversation on subjects ranging from inequality and social justice, the importance of a renewable energy future,  to modifying the basic relationship between business and the environment. His first book to tackle climate solutions,  Project Drawdown has been a NY Times Best Seller and set the stage for the next chapter of his life dedicated to the concept of Regeneration - using resources in a manner that improves society's well-being by enhancing Earth's living systems through continued replenishment and less abuse and waste.  The Book and the non profit, Regeneration.org, is a response to the urgency of Climate Change offering a visionary new approach - highlighting justice, equity, biodiversity and human dignity as part of a social tapestry of action, policy and transformation to end the climate crisis in one generation. 

 

LEARN MORE ABOUT PAUL HAWKEN, PROJECT DRAWDOWN AND REGENERATION here: 

 

Paul Hawken Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Hawken

Visit Paul’s website: https://paulhawken.com/

Follow Paul on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/paulhawken/?hl=en

Connect with Paul on Twitter: https://twitter.com/PaulHawken

Check out the Regeneration Website: https://regeneration.org/

Follow Regeneration on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/regenerationorg/?hl=en

Regeneration.org on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RegenerationOrg

Project Drawdown Website: https://drawdown.org/

Drawdown.org on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/projectdrawdown/?hl=en

Drawdown.org Twitter: https://twitter.com/projectdrawdown?lang=en

The New Great Transformation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzM3m8LZoUs

Bioneers 2021: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOX_HGoYbL8

 

Paul on Rich Roll: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGE_TZfTaH8

Paul Hawken Books: : https://www.amazon.com/Paul-Hawken/e/B000APTSBC%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share

Natural Capitalism: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OhrqO9nc68

 

“Girls’ education, it turns out, has a dramatic bearing on global warming. Women with more years of education have fewer, healthier children and actively manage their reproductive health.”- Paul Hawken 

 

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Waves of Change with Sea Shepherd Australia's Grahame Lloyd (Part 1 of 2) Grahame Lloyd is a Project Leader with Sea Shepherd Australia, leading their 'Waves of Change' project, and joins us for his second appearance on the pod. We talk about his amazing work co-ordinating and assisting with beach clean-ups across Queensland (from the Gold Coast to some very remote beaches) and helping better protect our oceans and life under water and above.This is a two-part conversation, with the second (and final) part released next week.Useful links:Grahame on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/grahame-lloyd-611295a5/?originalSubdomain=auSea Shepherd Australia's Marine Debris Campaignt: https://www.seashepherd.org.au/our-campaigns/marine-debris-campaign/Untrashing Djulpan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZLWfoHhf0M"Waves of Change" Brisbane Screening 5th November 2021 at Sandgate: https://fb.me/e/49AGk4TLk"Waves of Change" Sunshine Coast Screening 3rd December 2021 at Cotton Tree: https://fb.me/e/2Qco1I7jG For further information about Ocean Protect, check us out at www.oceanprotect.com.au See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Here's to the crazy ones with Ben Penhallurick (Part 2 of 2) This is the second (and final) part of our two-part chat with Ben Penhallurick. Part one was released last week. For further information about Ocean Protect, check us out at www.oceanprotect.com.au See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Here's to the crazy ones with Ben Penhallurick (Part 1 of 2) Ben Penhallurick is a chaser of ecological sustainability, returning for his second podcast chat with Jeremy and Brad. Aside from the laughs, we discuss how to do good environmental work in a society that often undervalues the environment. This is a two-part conversation, with the second (and final) part released next week. For further information about Ocean Protect, check us out at www.oceanprotect.com.au See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The Godfather of Stormwater, Jim Lenhart (Part 2 of 2) This is the second (and final) part of our two-part chat with Jim Lenhart. The first part was released last week.Useful links:Jim on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamesl4/Stormwater Northwest: http://stormwaternorthwest.com/https://oceanprotect.com.au/stormfilter/USA's Clean Water Act & Trash Free Waters: https://www.epa.gov/trash-free-waters/clean-water-act-and-trash-free-watershttps://zerolittertoocean.com.au/ For further information about Ocean Protect, check us out at www.oceanprotect.com.au See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The Godfather of Stormwater, Jim Lenhart (Part 1 of 2) Jim Lenhart (aka 'The Godfather of Stormwater') joins us for his second appearance on the pod. We talk about California's 'Zero Trash to Waterways' target and beyond, the creation of the 'StormFilter', the contamination cocktail of stormwater, emerging contaminants and how to help better protect our oceans and waterways from pollution. This is a two-part conversation, with the second (and final) part released next week.Useful links:Jim on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamesl4/Stormwater Northwest: http://stormwaternorthwest.com/https://oceanprotect.com.au/stormfilter/USA's Clean Water Act & Trash Free Waters: https://www.epa.gov/trash-free-waters/clean-water-act-and-trash-free-watershttps://zerolittertoocean.com.au/ For further information about Ocean Protect, check us out at www.oceanprotect.com.au See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Olly Pitt on rescuing seabirds, shorebirds, sea turtles & sea snakes (Part 2 of 2) This is the second (and final) part of our two-part chat with Olly Pitt, General Manager of Australian Seabird Rescue. Part one was released last week. You can find out more about Australian Seabird Rescue via https://seabirdrescue.org.au/ For further information about Ocean Protect, check us out at www.oceanprotect.com.au See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jeremy McKane - Artist. Explorer. Marine Entrepreneur. Co-Founder Ultramarine Summit. Founder / CEO OCN.ai | EP 28 Jeremy McKane is an Artist and innovator with the passion for the environment.  At 18, he found himself working in a startup that would one day become (for a time) the world’s largest web hosting provider. After leaving the corporate world, his focus began to shift towards impact based art, aligning his vision with ocean related issues and causes. He has shown his work as an installation artist all over the world but feels compelled to not stop there. When not making art, he is often on panels, traveling to climate negotiations and summits around the world,  discussing munitions dumping and cleaning our seas, to ways to fund ocean causes through art and technology.  Jeremy remains an active Explorers Club Member and is CEO of OCN.ai, the Ocean Currency Network, a means to financially incentivize nation-states to protect their waters with Blockchain technology which includes an autonomous network of marine robots that automate enforcement at sea.  He co-founded the ULTRAMARINE Ocean Action Summit with Kite Boarding Pro Susi Mai, held each year on Sir Richard Branson's Necker Island. The Ultramarine mission is to protect 30% of The World's Ocean by 2030 by bringing rapid collaboration to the Ocean Space in hopes that we can protect more of what matters through tangible actions. 

 

LEARN MORE ABOUT JEREMY MCKANE AND HIS WORK here: 

 

Jeremy McKane on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jeremymckane/

Check out Jeremy’s Website: https://www.jeremymckane.com/about/

Follow Jeremy on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JeremyMcKane?s=20

Connect with Jeremy on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeremymckane/

Find Jeremy on Clubhouse: https://clubhousedb.com/user/jeremymckane 

OCN.ai Blockchain for Saving our Seas: https://www.ocn.ai/

IDUM: https://underwatermunitions.org/

Terrance Long: https://underwatermunitions.org/terrance-p-long/

NFT Mr. Ocean: https://knownorigin.io/mrocean

Explorers Club World Oceans Week: https://www.jonathagiddens.com/the-explorers-club-world-ocean-week/

Ocean Summit 2019: https://vimeo.com/328328531

Ultramarine Video: https://www.ocn.ai/videos

Ridge to Reef EARTHxFILM Festival 2017: https://vimeo.com/216024694

Underwater Photography: https://vimeo.com/577264029

Trash to Treasure: http://www.takepart.com/photos/ocean-found-objects/

 

“There is no Superman of The Ocean, but there is a Justice League and each of us can stand up to do our part.”

—Jeremy McKane 

 

 

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Olly Pitt on rescuing seabirds, shorebirds, sea turtles & sea snakes (Part 1 of 2) Olly Pitt is a SUPERSTAR and General Manager of Australian Seabird Rescue, who rescue, rehabilitate and release seabirds, shorebirds, sea turtles and sea snakes in New South Wales, Australia - along with helping out these guys via education and research. We talk about their key threats, the amazing work that Australian Seabird Rescue does, and how we can all help out. This is a two-part conversation, with the second (and final) part released next week.You can find out more about Australian Seabird Rescue via https://seabirdrescue.org.au/ For further information about Ocean Protect, check us out at www.oceanprotect.com.au See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Overfishing The Ocean Andy Sharpless talks about overfishing the ocean and how we can change our eating habits.
Why We Have a Global Fishing Crisis Cyrill Gutsch talks about why we have a global fishing crisis.
The Seaspiracy Effect Captain Paul Watson talks about the film
The Seaspiracy Effect Introduction to the Seaspiracy Effect
Underwater Earth with Lorna Parry Lorna Parry is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Underwater Earth - a Sydney-based, globally focussed, non-profit founded in 2010. Their mission is simple - to reveal the ocean to the world using a combination of creative storytelling and innovative technology. One of the ocean's biggest issues is it is out of sight and out of mind. How can anyone love and protect the ocean when they do not know and understand it? This is a great chat with the inspirational Lorna Parry.Useful links:https://www.underwater.earth/Lorna Parry on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lorna-parry-underwater/For further information about Ocean Protect, check us out at www.oceanprotect.com.au See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
"Envoy: Shark Cull" with Lauren Sandeman & Andre Borell (Part 2 of 2) This is the second (and final) part of our two-part conversation with "Envoy: Shark Cull" film director Andre Borrell and campaign manager Lauren Sandeman. The first part was released last week. Useful links:https://www.envoyfilm.com.au/ Lauren Sandeman on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lauren-sandemanAndre Borell on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andreborell/ For further information about Ocean Protect, check us out at www.oceanprotect.com.au See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Daniela V. Fernandez - Founder + CEO Sustainable Ocean Alliance. | EP 27 At just 19 years of age, Daniela Fernandez found herself sitting in a United Nations chamber listening to a myriad of scary statistics regarding the likely fate of our ocean planet. Two things quickly became apparent to her. First, she noticed she was the ONLY young voice in the room, the only young person in the conversation. Second, while there was a great deal of fear being projected, there was very little talk in terms of hope, inspirational dialogue or innovative solutions. So as legend goes, she decided to start the Sustainable Ocean Alliance from her Georgetown University dorm room, which in only 6 short years has become the largest network of young Ocean Leaders in the world with more than 5,000 participants in over 165 countries.  She is now CEO. Daniela has been recognized for her work by former US Sec’y of State and current US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, John Kerry and former US President Bill Clinton. She also received accolades with a Peter Benchley Ocean Youth Award, named one of Glamour magazine’s College Women of the Year, and was selected as a Forbes 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneur, and has spoken on countless stages, including the Economist World Ocean Summit and Global Climate Summit. 

LEARN MORE ABOUT DANIELA FERNANDEZ AND SUSTAINABLE OCEAN ALLIANCE here: 

 

Follow Daniela on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dvfernandez/

Follow SOA on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/soalliance/

Check out the SOA Website: https://www.soalliance.org/

SOA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SustainableOceanAlliance

Connect with Daniela on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dvfernandez

Follow Daniela on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dvfernandez1?lang=en

SOA on Twitter: https://twitter.com/soalliance

SOA Who We Are: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwZHhuprYI4

Rising Star Award: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSxOlqrgYw8

Nat Geo Encounter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sH8AVsLl9rI

 

Youth Voices: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1yxHb2-P1E

SOA Blue New Deal: https://www.soalliance.org/blue-new-deal

SOA Leadership: https://www.soalliance.org/leadership

 

“I came across the greatest victim and potential savior of our planet. The ocean. Well, I'm here to implore all of you to never give up. Let us use this time to disrupt, persevere and to believe in our ability to save our planet, and save ourselves." - Daniela V. Fernandez 

 

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"Envoy: Shark Cull" with Lauren Sandeman & Andre Borell (Part 1 of 2) "Envoy: Shark Cull" is a stunning documentary film, delving into shark 'control' programs along the coast-lines of Queensland and NSW, Australia. Film director Andre Borrell and campaign manager Lauren Sandeman join us to talk about the film, the science behind it, and how we can all drive change to better protect ocean life and lovers.This is a two-part conversation, with the second (and final) part released next week.Useful links:https://www.envoyfilm.com.au/ Lauren Sandeman on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lauren-sandemanAndre Borell on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andreborell/ For further information about Ocean Protect, check us out at www.oceanprotect.com.au See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Ryland Engelhart - Co-Founder and Executive Director Kiss the Ground. Regenerative Soil Advocate. Restaurateur. Doc Film Producer + Director. | EP 26 Ryland Engelhart is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Kiss the Ground, a non profit dedicated to soil and planetary regeneration. He is one of the producers of Kiss The Ground -- the highly regarded film on Netflix featuring Woody Harrelson and other notables in the eco earth movement. He has spent the past 15 years as an entrepreneur and love-activist, working in hospitality and building a "triple bottom line" business of legendary organic plant-based restaurants called Cafe Gratitude and Gracias Madre in Southern CA. He is also a co-creator of the award-winning, inspirational documentary film called “May I Be Frank.” Ryland has an infectious passion for life and is a cultural catalyst creating transformation through his own organizations and in the world at large. He publicly speaks on the topics of sacred commerce, gratitude, veganism, building community, regeneration and the connection between soil health, human health, and planetary health. He is the host of Kiss the Ground's Podcast. Ryland is also a husband and father and lives on a 17-acre regenerative organic farm in Fillmore, CA where he learns to continuously practice what he preaches.



LEARN MORE ABOUT RYLAND ENGELHART + KISS THE GROUND here: 

 

Ryland Engelhart on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lovebeingryland/

Linktree Links: https://linktr.ee/rylandengelhart

Kiss the Ground Website: https://kisstheground.com/

KTG Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kisstheground/

KTG Twitter: https://twitter.com/kissthegroundCA

KTG Podcast: https://kisstheground.com/podcast/?ltclid=688aaff1-dee3-45d5-80eb-f41793100f5c

KTG Movie Website: https://kissthegroundmovie.com/

KTG Movie IG: https://www.instagram.com/kissthegroundmovie/

KTG YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/kisstheground

KTG Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kissthegroundCA/

Jungle Project + Breadfruit: https://kisstheground.com/jungleproject/

Ryland on Rich Roll: https://www.richroll.com/podcast/ryland-engelhart-483/ 

Sacred Commerce: https://www.richroll.com/podcast/ryland-engelhart-483/

Finian Makepeace TEDx: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81bYrqhoAyo

Why Soil Matters: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pesqtODu_XM

The Soil Story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvAoZ14cP7Q

The Compost Story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqDQD8cvO5Y

 

"Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground." -Rumi

 

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The Ocean Protect story with Michael Wicks (Part 2 of 2) This is the second (and final) part of our two-part chat with Mike Wicks about the story of how Ocean Protect all began. The first part was released last week.Useful links:Zero Litter to Ocean: https://zerolittertoocean.com.au/For further information about Ocean Protect, check us out at www.oceanprotect.com.au See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The Ocean Protect story with Michael Wicks (Part 1 of 2) On the Ocean Protect podcast, we've heard the back-story of all our guests - but we are yet to hear the story of Ocean Protect. Co-Founders, Mike Wicks and Jeremy Brown. sit down with Brad and talk about the amazing story of how it all began. This is the first of a two-part chat, with the second (and final) part released next week. Useful links:Zero Litter to Ocean: https://zerolittertoocean.com.au/For further information about Ocean Protect, check us out at www.oceanprotect.com.au See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Adrian Grenier - Co-Founder, Lonely Whale Foundation. Producer. Actor. Environmental Activist. | EP25 Actor and Activist Adrian Grenier is the true definition of a Renaissance Man. Over the last two and a half decades, Adrian Grenier has taken on many roles… Successful actor, producer, director, musician, environmentalist, social entrepreneur and spokesperson for endangered marine species, along with a global drawdown for plastic pollution. From creating the breakthrough sustainable lifestyle series Alter Eco on Discovery’s Planet Green, starring in the Television series Entourage as Vincent Chase, co-hosting the first Charity Water Ball in NYC, to the launch of SHFT , a brand which promotes sustainability through film, design, art and culture,  to co-founding the Lonely Whale Foundation, he has long been at the forefront of inspiring us to do better. The Lonely Whale Foundation, originally inspired by the true story of “52 Blue” the Loneliest Whale - has become a beacon for those who have a deep love for the ocean,  as it promotes ocean health awareness through conversation and immersive experiences.  A few years ago, because of his work with Lonely Whale, he was appointed as a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Environment Programme. 

 

LEARN MORE ABOUT ADRIAN GRENIER, LONELY WHALE + DuContra here: 
 

Adrian Grenier on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adriangrenier/
Adrian on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adrian-grenier-4b26b9196/
DuContra on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DuContra2021
Lonely Whale on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lonelywhale/
Lonely Whale About: https://www.lonelywhale.org/about
Connect with LW on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lonelywhale/
52HZ Advisory Service: https://www.lonelywhale.org/52hz
Go Deeper at LW: https://www.lonelywhale.org/contact
The LW Story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=571y_E9O1sY
 

30 Days of Genius w/ Chase Jarvis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Q8_MOTdf18
UN Environmental Program: https://twitter.com/UNEP
UNEP Goals: https://www.unep.org/explore-topics/sustainable-development-goals/about-sustainable-development-goals#ourwork
DuContra Venture: https://www.ducontra.ventures/
SHFT: https://www.shft.com/about/
 

“It's enough to indulge and to be selfish, but true happiness is really when you start giving back. ” - Adrian Grenier
 

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Lautaro Parra on farming salmon (Part 2 of 2) This is the second (and final) part of our two-part chat with Lautaro Parra about his experience as a commercial diver on salmon farms in Chile. Useful links:Lautaro on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lautarojparra/FAO UN 2018, The State of the Worlds Fisheries and Aquaculture: http://www.fao.org/3/i9540en/I9540EN.pdfSeawood Watch, Farmed salmon in Chile: https://www.seafoodwatch.org/our-projects/farmed-salmon-in-chileFor further information about Ocean Protect, check us out at www.oceanprotect.com.au See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Epic Women of the Ocean Intro by Vurbl Audio Ambassador, Rich German to Our Epic Ocean's 'Epic Women of the Oceans' playlist.
Madison Stewart gets major backlash from other conservationists. Her help of shark fishermen gets major backlash from other conservationists.
Dune Ives expresses that self love is important to ocean issues Dune Ives talks about how we can engage people in helping in ocean issues.
Danni Washington's love for the ocean and what it means to everyone. Danni Washington Talks about growing up and always being near the ocean.
Lautaro Parra on farming salmon (Part 1 of 2) Lautaro Parra is a free-diver instructor in Sydney, but this chat is all about his experience as a commercial diver on salmon farms in Chile. In particular, we discuss the working conditions and ecological impacts that he encountered. This chat will blow your mind, and make you think twice about eating salmon ever again.This is the first of a two-part chat with the second (and final) part released next week.Useful links:Lautaro on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lautarojparra/FAO UN 2018, The State of the Worlds Fisheries and Aquaculture: http://www.fao.org/3/i9540en/I9540EN.pdfSeawood Watch, Farmed salmon in Chile: https://www.seafoodwatch.org/our-projects/farmed-salmon-in-chileFor further information about Ocean Protect, check us out at www.oceanprotect.com.au See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Andy Sharpless - CEO Oceana. Author. Public Speaker on Ocean Conservation. | EP24 Andrew Sharpless has led Oceana since 2003 as its CEO. Oceana, founded in late 2001, has grown in that time to be the largest international conservation organization fully dedicated to protecting the oceans. Oceana was launched by five ocean-conservation philanthropies, including Pew Charitable Trusts, Marisla and the Oak Foundation of Geneva and is still primarily funded by such groups. In 2002, Oceana merged with the American Oceans Campaign, founded by actor and environmentalist Ted Danson, to more effectively address a common mission of protecting and restoring the world’s oceans. Based in Washington, D.C., Oceana and its global supporters, believes the world’s oceans “are in crisis from overfishing, acidification, and habitat destruction [and] works internationally to alleviate these and other problems through policy-oriented campaigns.” Under his leadership, Oceana and its allies have protected nearly 4 million square miles of habitat and won more than 250 significant policy victories.  Oceana campaigns have banned bottom trawling and offshore oil exploration in Belize, helping to protect the world’s second-largest barrier reef system. Other victories have preserved unique habitats in Chile, made the seafood trade more transparent, and helped combat illegal fishing around the globe. Sharpless also led Oceana through the development and launch of Global Fishing Watch, an online platform that offers the first free global view of commercial fishing, in partnership with SkyTruth and Google.  Sharpless holds degrees from Harvard Law School, the London School of Economics, and Harvard College. He previously served in leadership roles at Discovery.com, RealNetworks, and the Museum of Television & Radio in New York City sits on multiple boards and has authored several books.  

 

LEARN MORE ABOUT ANDREW SHARPLESS and OCEANA here: 

 

Oceana Website: https://oceana.org/

Follow Andy on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Oceana_Andy

Follow Oceana on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Oceana

Follow Oceana on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/oceana/

Oceana LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/oceana/

Harvard Magazine: https://www.harvardmagazine.com/2013/07/fish-by-fish

Books by Andy: https://www.amazon.com/Andy-Sharpless/e/B00BWSKNTW/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1

TEDx-SF: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBoIHk7_fxg&list=PLA8C8C47246269148

TEDx-Oil Spills: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHSJAg1XkGA&list=PLA8C8C47246269148&index=7

Feeding the World: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PIDQNDr-yY&list=PLA8C8C47246269148&index=10

Save the Oceans Feed the World: https://oceana.org/reports/save-oceans-feed-world

Ocean Plastic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yomf5pBN8dY

Victories: https://oceana.org/victories

Celebrity Supporters: https://oceana.org/about-oceana/people-partners/celebrity-supporters

Donate : https://act.oceana.org/page/73742/donate/1

 

 

“Pure-of-heart incompetence is a very dangerous thing, you are going to create problems for yourself and the world if you don’t know what you are doing.” - Andy Sharpless

 

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Ocean trash with Jeremy & Brad Jeremy and Brad discuss some of the latest science on ocean trash, published last month in the Nature Sustainability Journal. We talk about what's in it, where it's coming from, and what we can do about it. Useful links: Fiona Harvey, Plastic waste entering our oceans expected to triple in 20 years, 24 June 2020, The Guardian, https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/jul/23/plastic-waste-entering-oceans-triple-20-years-researchDavid Vetter, These Four Plastic Items Make Up Almost Half Of All Ocean Trash, 18 June 2021, Forbes, https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidrvetter/2021/06/18/these-four-plastic-items-make-up-almost-half-of-all-ocean-trash/?sh=576474c65feaCarmen Morales-Caselles et al, An inshore–offshore sorting system revealed from global classification of ocean litter, 10 June 2021, Nature sustainability, https://www.nature.com/articles/s41893-021-00720-8Nikoleta Bellou el, Global assessment of innovative solutions to tackle marine litter, 10 June 2021, Nature sustainability, 10 June 2021, Nature sustainability, https://www.nature.com/articles/s41893-021-00726-2Daniel González-Fernández et al, Floating macrolitter leaked from Europe into the ocean, 10 June 2021, Nature sustainability, https://www.nature.com/articles/s41893-021-00722-6Australian Marine Conservation Society, Which Australian states are banning single-use plastics?, https://www.marineconservation.org.au/which-australian-states-are-banning-single-use-plastics/Zero Litter to Ocean: https://zerolittertoocean.com.au/ For further information about Ocean Protect, check us out at www.oceanprotect.com.au See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Influences of Celine Cousteau All the influences that got Celine Cousteau down the path of her Grandfather
Growing Up In A Hawaiian Fishing Village - Alison Teal Alison Teal describes growing up from the age of 6 years old in a Hawaiian Fishing Village
100th episode special with Jeremy & Brad Jeremy Brown makes a return as co-host in Episode Number 100 of the Ocean Protect Podcast. For further information about Ocean Protect, check us out at www.oceanprotect.com.au Details about the Franc event are at https://www.franc.sydney See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Amber Sparks/ Emily (Callahan) Hazelwood Co-Founders Blue Latitudes Foundation + LLC. Marine Scientists. Explorers. Entrepreneurs. | EP 23 Blue Latitudes as a marine environmental consulting company with a non profit foundation understands the often-complex environmental issues that face the offshore energy industry and has developed relationships with both federal and state regulatory agencies that are based on a shared goal to manage offshore resources in a way that is both environmentally sustainable and fiscally responsible. Some of the Earth's greatest opportunities for conservation lie at the intersection of industry and the environment. The dynamic duo at the helm of this planet forward operation, marine scientist Amber Sparks and environmental scientist Emily Hazelwood, (both made the Forbes 30 under 30 list in the energy sector and met at Scripps Institute of Oceanography), have seen the human demand for ocean resources increase incrementally, and have laid solid plans to broaden the dialog on traditional ocean conservation practices to find ways to use our oceans without using them up!  Their credo is profound; to elevate the traditional concept of ocean stewardship by uniting government, industry and the community to work together to conserve our oceans! In doing so,  their foundation and consulting business, strives to explore innovative solutions to traditional marine conservation challenges, by uniting science, policy, and communications to develop sustainable, creative and cost-effective solutions to manage the environmental issues that surround the offshore energy industry. Today, they work with government and industry around the world to develop RtR strategies and, using remotely operated vehicles, literally diving into the deepest depths of the ocean to evaluate the marine ecosystems found on deep offshore energy structures.

LEARN MORE ABOUT BLUE LATITUDES FOUNDATION here: 

Twitter Feed: https://twitter.com/Rig2ReefExplore
Blue Latitudes Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bluelatitudesfoundation/?hl=en
Blue Latitudes Website: https://www.bluelatitudesfoundation.org/
Blue Latitudes on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-blue-latitudes-foundation
Amber Sparks LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amber-sparks-a0b0653b
Emily Hazelwood LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/emily-hazelwood/
Rigs to Reefs NY Times: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ot-UsUwhaec
Rigs to Reefs TEDX: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cva3EuaUMCs
Science TV: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKCn5-UXt_9t4o3nyzH2YIg
Emily talks to Fabien Cousteau: https://www.conncoll.edu/news/cc-magazine/past-issues/2020-issues/summer-2020/water/
Diving In: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9Vt82JZu04
Deep Elite Team: https://www.instagram.com/scubapro/
Start Blue UCSD: https://startblue.ucsd.edu/


     "The future of ocean conservation is no longer us against them, we need to find opportunities to work together to conserve our oceans.” 
— Amber & Emily, Co-Presidents
 

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Lottie Dalziel on banishing waste (Part 2 of 2) This is the second (and final) part of our two-part chat with Lottie. The first part was released last week. Useful links:https://banish.com.au/BRAD (Banish Recycling And Disposal Program): https://banish.com.au/pages/recycling-programhttps://littlepepino.com/For further information about Ocean Protect, check us out at www.oceanprotect.com.au See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Lottie Dalziel on banishing waste (Part 1 of 2) Banishing waste from your life isn't easy, but Lottie Dalziel is making it so. Lottie has taken her entrepreneurial flair and passion for the planet to help Australian's reduce their waste with the right products and even better information. We talk about Lottie's early beginnings selling Mulberries, founding Banish and Little Pepino, future plans for a more sustainable world, and how amazing BRAD is ;) This is the first of a two-part chat with the second (and final) part released next week.Useful links:https://banish.com.au/BRAD (Banish Recycling And Disposal Program): https://banish.com.au/pages/recycling-programhttps://littlepepino.com/For further information about Ocean Protect, check us out at www.oceanprotect.com.au See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The Origin Story of Dr. Bronner's Soap and Its Famous Philosophical Packaging Listen to the story of Dr. Emanuel Bronner, Spaceship Earth's first Cosmic Engagement Officer, told by his grandson, David. Dr. Bronner's journey began in Germany, where he grew up in a family of soapmakers before emigrating to America to spread a message of cosmic peace and harmony. Today, his grandson David carries on his legacy as the head of one of the most successful and sustainable companies of the 21st century.
Carbon farming for climate change with Khory Hancock (Part 2 of 2) This is the second (and final) part of our two-part chat with Khory, with the first part released last week.Useful links:https://khoryhancock.com/Our first chat with Khory "Reversing climate change with seaweed and Khory Hancock": https://play.acast.com/s/ocean-protect/reversingclimatechangewithseaweedandkhoryhancock-part1of2-Project drawdown: https://drawdown.org/ For further information about Ocean Protect, check us out at www.oceanprotect.com.au 
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Carbon farming for climate change with Khory Hancock (Part 1 of 2) Khory Hancock (aka 'The Environmental Cowboy') is back for his second appearance on the Ocean Protect Podcast. We take a deep dive into the science of regenerative agriculture and deep ocean seaweed farms - and their potential for carbon sequestration/ 'drawdown' to help mitigate climate change.This is a two-part conversation, with the second (and final) part released next week.Useful links:https://khoryhancock.com/Our first chat with Khory "Reversing climate change with seaweed and Khory Hancock": https://play.acast.com/s/ocean-protect/reversingclimatechangewithseaweedandkhoryhancock-part1of2-Project drawdown: https://drawdown.org/ For further information about Ocean Protect, check us out at www.oceanprotect.com.au 
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David Bronner - Cosmic Engagement Officer (CEO) Dr. Bronner’s | EP 21 David Bronner is Cosmic Engagement Officer (CEO) of Dr. Bronner’s, the top-selling natural brand of soaps in North America and producer of a range of organic body care and food products. He is the grandson of company founder, Emanuel Bronner, a fifth-generation soap maker and a leader in the conscious consumerism movement. 

Under David and his brother Michael’s leadership, the brand has grown from $4 million in 1998 to over $190 million in annual revenue in 2020. Dr. Bronner’s has positioned itself as a sustainable leader in the natural products industry by becoming one of the first body care brands to formulate with hemp seed oil and to certify its soaps, lotions, balms, and other personal care products under the USDA National Organic Program. Over the years, David and Dr. Bronner’s have been key leaders in the battle for GMO labeling, organic hemp farming, high-bar organic and fair trade standards, drug policy reform, and a fair minimum wage. Today, David is leading the company to champion the Regenerative Organic Certified standard, an integrated and comprehensive program that addresses soil health, animal welfare, and fair labor practices to advance regenerative and ecological alternatives to industrial agriculture.

Dr. Bronner’s is also a founding partner in the Climate Collaborative, which leverages the power of the Natural Products Industry to compel action on climate change.  One of David’s passions is the responsible integration of cannabis and psychedelic medicine into American and global culture and he is a board member of the Multidisciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies. He is a dedicated vegan and enjoys surfing and dancing late into the night.

 

LEARN MORE ABOUT DAVID BRONNER AND DR. BRONNER’S here: 

 

Dr. Bronner’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/dr-bronner's/

Company Website: https://www.drbronner.com/

Company Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drbronner/

Brother Davids Cannabis Co: https://www.brotherdavids.com/

Brother Davids Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brotherdavids/

Flow Kana Presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9F-znbe8oY

Democracy Now on GMO’s: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mW8hH8mxn-A

Dr. Bronner Timeline: https://www.drbronner.com/about/ourselves/the-dr-bronners-story/

The Dr. Bronner’s Story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6rVeSCFljI

Heal Soul: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6aVMQHq-h8

How Bronner’s Soap is made: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQ-S1AkswpE

Visiting Australia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LVrOUP8uYU

Fix the World, Make money: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXK9GxCSvEM

Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soapbox Sundance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQumvXzLOvg 

Emanuel Bronner Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emanuel_Bronner

 

“Absolute cleanliness is Godliness! Balanced food for body-mind-soul-spirit is our medicine! Full-truth our God, half-truth our enemy, hard work our salvation, unity our goal, free speech our weapon, ” - Dr. Bronner’s

 

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Charles Vinick - Executive Director, the Whale Sanctuary Project. Former E.V.P. Ocean Futures Society + V.P. Cousteau Society. | EP 20 Charles Vinick is one of the elder statesman of the marine environmental movement. He has long been an educator, marine mammal activist, youth mentor, and film producer throughout his career.  Charles has received commendations from the White House for his work with youth education and from the Los Angeles City Council for community environmentalism. He has also worked with non profits, and in business with renewable energy and technology companies.  A member of the Whale Sanctuary Project Board of Directors since mid-2016, Charles brings a unique blend of leadership and experience to his role as Executive Director.  With a strong background in business that includes extensive experience in ocean + environmental policy, project management and government relations, Charles keeps current with a solid vision for the future. The Whale Sanctuary Project, his most ambitious yet,  with Jean Michel, is creating the first North American seaside sanctuary for captive cetaceans in Nova Scotia.
 
For over 40 years, Charles has worked alongside the Cousteau family, early on with Jacques Yves and currently with Jean-Michel, helping these preeminent ocean explorers establish, grow and sustain multiple initiatives.  As an adviser, and cofounder of the Cousteau Centers, Inc., Charles developed and managed Parc Oceanique Cousteau, an ocean education and entertainment complex in Paris. He shepherded the growth of the Cousteau Society and, from 1993 through 2003, served as Executive Vice President of the Jean-Michel Cousteau Institute and Ocean Futures Society, which produced educational programs as well as films about the ocean and the environment. During that time he was privileged to serve as director of the highly-publicized Keiko Project, a pioneering effort that marshaled public and media support to reintroduce to the wild the captive Orca made famous through the “Free Willy” films.
 

LEARN MORE ABOUT CHARLES VINICK AND THE WHALE SANCTUARY PROJECT here: 
 
Follow Charles on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/charles-vinick-67b02b14
Whale Sanctuary Website: https://whalesanctuaryproject.org/
Whale Sancturary Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whalesanctuaryproject/
Conversation with Jean-Michel Cousteau: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XXd78yeHNs
TEDx Whales Without Walls: https://www.ted.com/talks/charles_vinick_whales_without_walls/transcript?language=en
Whales Without Walls short film: https://vimeo.com/385049610
Long Gone Wild Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5T2AOjpSZs
Charles Vinick + Ecosphere: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZ6PbgaVw4A
Learn more about Keiko’s Legacy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07rItwjRutI
Beluga Whale Safety PSA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ya2tLyMCgXE&t=45s
Gabby Reece Interview:  https://thegabbyreeceshow.libsyn.com/charles-vinick-on-marine-life-intelligence-amongst-wildlife-activism-and-the-legacy-of-keiko
 
“Today a family can go whale watching, for probably less money, and a greater experience than going to a marine park” - Charles Vinick
 
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No more butts with Shannon Mead (Part 2 of 2) This is the second (and final) part of our two-part chat with Shannon (Chief Butt Officer of No More Butts), with the first part released last week.Useful links:No More Butts website: https://nomorebutts.org.au/Shannon on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shannonmead/For further information about Ocean Protect, check us out at www.oceanprotect.com.au 
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Danni Washington - Ocean Advocate. Science Communicator. Marine Biologist. TV Host. | EP 19 Danni Washington is a positive force of nature, wearing many hats and playing several key leadership roles towards a better tomorrow. She is an ocean advocate, science communicator, Marine Biologist, public speaker. podcast host, lover of the arts and Adventure, Board Member for the Pangea Seed Foundation, but she is foremost the first African-American woman to host her own science television series.  Danni is deeply passionate about inspiring the next generation to connect deeply to the natural world, and has spent over 10 years finding creative ways to convert her love for the ocean, and interest in science, into exciting, inventive projects.  She is the host of a recent STEM educational TV show featuring the most current advances in bio-inspired technology and design called Xploration: Nature Knows Best, which aired nationwide on FOX, streams on HULU and Amazon Prime.  She is a graduate of the University of Miami with a degree in Marine Science & Biology.  In addition to her love of Marine Biology, youth outreach and the arts, she is also an avid scuba diver, stand-up paddle boarder, digital influencer, curly girl and devotee to the outdoors.  She became a certified scuba diver at 17  and at age 21, she co-founded the Big Blue & You, a 501C-3 dedicated to inspiring and educating youth about marine conservation through arts and media.   

 

LEARN MORE ABOUT DANNI WASHINGTON here: 

 

Meet Danni Washington: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFDKug7VWBs

Follow Danni on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/danniwashington/?hl=en

Follow Danni on Twitter: https://twitter.com/danniwashington?s=20

Website: https://www.danniwashington.com/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danniwashington

Genius Generation Podcast: https://www.trax.fm/the-genius-generation

Big Blue and You Website: https://bigblueandyou.org/

Mocha Mermaid: https://www.mochamermaid.com/

TEDx-youth: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Lr9afMgcTQ

Watch Stem #10: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BL6BVlA6B0

Xploration Station: https://xplorationstation.vhx.tv/nature-knows-best/videos/subscribe-now-xploration-nature-knows-best-with-danni-washington

Planet Home: https://www.facebook.com/planethome.eco/videos/594122337827078/

Board Member: https://www.pangeaseed.foundation/about-us/team/

 

“The sense of wonder and curiosity every time I looked at the ocean and horizon really sparked something inside me. ” - Danni Washington

 

TO SUGGEST A GUEST YOU CAN REACH US here: guest@ourepicocean.com or take the EPIC OCEAN CHALLENGE follow this link: https://www.ourepicocean.com/challengevid
Captain Paul Watson - Founder, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. Co-founder, Greenpeace. | EP 18 Canadian born Captain Paul Watson is a pioneer of environmental activism who has helmed the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society for over 40 years. The fierce eco-warrior and founding member of Greenpeace remains one of the most vital voices in the conservation movement. Though he has been condemned, arrested and placed on the Interpol watch lists for his interventionist style, in the current climate crisis, his approach feels appropriate to the level of emergency.

 

In 1977, he founded the Sea Shepherd Society, which is globally known for using guerrilla tactics to shut down illegal whaling, sealing and other wildlife killing at sea. In recent years Capt. Watson and Sea Shepherd has led the charge for removing hazardous gill-nets where there has long been an issue with extreme by-catch marine-life deaths.  Notable is the activity in the Baja California/ Mexico region, with the Vaquita Whale rescue mission, a near extinct and coveted cetacean species. Today the movement has independent entities in over 20 countries working together on direct-action campaigns around the world with local governments and other NGO’s  Capt. Watson is also a prolific author, speaker and subject of a recently released documentary film WATSON.  

 

LEARN MORE ABOUT CAPT. PAUL WATSON AND SEA SHEPHERD here: 

 

Follow Capt. Watson on Twitter: @CaptPaulWatson

Capt. Watson on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/captainpaulwatson

Sea Shepherd Website: https://www.seashepherdglobal.org/

Follow Sea Shepherd on Twitter: @seashepherd

Watson Film Trailer: : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmzNozQFgbE

Watch Capt. Watson on TEDx: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0XOx_UVRPo

Watch TEDx Bermuda: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_QaFmUCnV0

Books + Merch: https://shop.paulwatson.com/

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Watson

Sea Shepherd + Parley: https://www.parley.tv/updates/tag/Sea+Shepherd

Seven Docs to Watch: https://www.seashepherdglobal.org/latest-news/seven-documentaries/

Sea Shepherd + Seaspiracy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7gaDHmxsl4

Protecting Humback Whales: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xu4PT_gkCPE

Greenpeace Website: https://www.greenpeace.org/international/

Seaspiracy Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmFQuxf6gZQ

 

“WE CALL IT PLANET EARTH, but it should be called Planet Ocean.”  - Paul Watson

 

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Richard Yelland & Jeremy Black - Chief Creative Officer at Curtis Birch. Co-Founder’s Sambazon Acai. | EP 17 Richard Yelland: DIRECTOR + PRODUCER, Chief Creative Officer at Curtis Birch
Jeremy Black: Executive Producer with Ryan Black, Co-Founder’s Sambazon Acai 

Seeding Change: A Documentary About
Businesses & Environmental Sustainability

Twenty years ago, a young group of social entrepreneurs joined a movement to change the world through the pursuit of an alternative economic model and practice of conscious commerce. “Seeding Change” is about "triple bottom line" businesses that consider the social, environmental and financial impacts of their companies and address some of today’s most challenging issues. This film encourages viewers to be part of the solution by voting with their dollars, shopping smart and supporting the brands that align with their values. Never have the stakes been higher, whether it's climate change, soil degradation or plastic pollution. Triple bottom line companies provide an immediate opportunity to be a part of the solution.  Richard Yelland has been fortunate to witness the power of impactful documentaries and how this form of story-telling can change paradigms and even history.  By telling this story, with the help of Jeremy and Ryan Black and Sambazon, consumers will be empowered to purchase from those companies that have solutions built into their ethos and business model as an example of how we can make immediate and positive change for our planet.

 

LEARN MORE ABOUT SEEDING CHANGE here: 

Seeding Change Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EczEcIyeyh4

Seeding Change Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/seedingchangefilm/?hl=en 

Film Website: https://www.seedingchangefilm.com/about

Take Action: https://www.seedingchangefilm.com/take-action

Curtis Birch Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/curtisbirch/

Curtis Birch: http://curtisbirch.com/

Sambazon Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sambazon/

Sambazon Website: https://www.sambazon.com/

Sambazon Twitter: https://twitter.com/Sambazon?s=20

Press Release: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/new-documentary-inspiring-consumers-to-shop-smarter-for-the-planet-debuts-on-earth-day-301263586.html

 

     "Climate change isn't a science problem, it's a human problem. “  - Paul Hawken 

 

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Kevin Ranker - Former Washington State Senator. Environmental Advocate. Strategist. Coach. Advisor. | EP 16 Kevin Ranker is known as a dynamic, innovative thought leader, with a powerful and diverse background as a former elected Washington State Senator, White House advisor, conservation director, and global executive coach for top tier clients, philanthropic leaders and senior public officials. Kevin’s entire professional career has been purpose driven – working to help people, communities and the planet thrive. As Managing Partner and CEO at Global Mindset Strategies Group, Kevin oversees all executive duties and financial management of the global coaching and consulting firm, helping clients solve complex problems, identify and leverage opportunities and advance important initiatives. 

 

Kevin has a deep understanding of politics, culture and policy throughout the globe and maintains a vast network of key political and business leaders.  As Senior Fellow at The Ocean Foundation, Kevin conceptualizes and implements strategies for the foundation, including helping lead the organization's programs to block offshore oil and gas development in the U.S., significantly decrease plastic pollution in the world's oceans and address ocean acidification globally.  He continues to be an  outspoken advocate for the environment, equality and civil rights, leading the charge for ocean, energy and climate policy. He is a longtime surfer, swimmer, sailor and ocean lover and was a former national director of the Surfrider Foundation.

 

Connect with Kevin on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevinranker/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/kevinranker?lang=en

Read the wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_Ranker

Global Mindset Website:  https://www.globalmindsetstrategiesgroup.com/the-gr-global-team/kevin-ranker/

the Ocean Foundation Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/theoceanfoundation/?hl=en

the Ocean Foundation Website: https://oceanfdn.org/

Read “Orcas Extinction is not an Option”:  https://www.seattletimes.com/opinion/orca-extinction-is-not-an-option/

Read “Islands of Opportunity”article: https://www.evergreen.edu/magazine/2009fall/ranker

on Ocean Acidification: https://www.capecodtimes.com/article/20160328/NEWS/160329458

on Marine Spacial Planning: https://www.surfrider.org/campaigns/state-legislation-advances-marine-spatial-planning-in-washington

on Public Lands: https://www.mountaineers.org/blog/conservation-currents-senator-ranker-talks-surfing-bagels-and-championing-our-public-lands

 

“Recreational resources aren’t just fun - you don’t protect the environment just because it’s fun. You protect it because of all the benefits - and there are health benefits and economic benefits and environmental benefits”.  Kevin Ranker 

 

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Dune Ives - Executive Director Lonely Whale Foundation, Board Member Green Sports Alliance. | EP 15 Dune Ives is Executive Director of the Lonely Whale Foundation, co-founded by Actor-Activist Adrian Grenier and producer Lucy Sumner.  She is the former head of Paul Allen's Vulcan Philanthropy,  where she led the $100M Global Ebola commitment and the Allen Distinguished Educators program with numerous success stories.  Dune holds a Ph.D. in Psychology, is co-founder of The Green Sports Alliance and an inaugural member of Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project.  Through her current leadership, overseeing and initiating several impact campaigns and partnerships, Lonely Whale has received global recognition as one of Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas, along with Huffington Post’s Top Ten Movers and Shakers in Environmental Sustainability.  Lonely Whale is described as an  incubator for courageous ideas that drive impactful market-based change on behalf of our ocean. Inspired by the power of community to create the change we need to ensure a healthy planet, working towards a new era of radical collaboration, facilitating the creation of innovative ideas pushing the boundaries on current trends in technology, media and advocacy that positively impact the health of our ocean.

 

LEARN MORE ABOUT DUNE IVES + LONELY WHALE here: 

 

Dune Ives TEDx: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVOro7aq3sI

Follow Lonely Whale on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lonelywhale/

Check out their Website: https://www.lonelywhale.org/about

Connect with LW on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lonelywhale/

Connect with Dune on Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/dune-ives-5a6082b

Follow Dune on Twitter: https://twitter.com/duneives

52HZ Advisory Service: https://www.lonelywhale.org/52hz

Go Deeper at LW: https://www.lonelywhale.org/contact

The LW Story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=571y_E9O1sY

 

Adrian Grenier: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-Gqcm75Te4

Only One, Material Change on Plastics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XH3GUAvPJFw

 

“We choose very specifically who we work with, and the reason we choose to work with specific companies is because 

they have a strong sustainability ethos and practice, they have the right people in leadership positions who can make change happen. ” - Dune Ives

 

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Susi Mai - Professional Kitesurfer. Ocean Warrior. Event Producer. Co-Founder of Ultramarine Ocean Summit + MaiTai Global. | EP 14 Susi Mai is a kite-boarding legend, notable eco-entrepreneur and event organizer. Her passion for the ocean was born while growing up in the Dominican Republic and during the 2003 Red Bull King of the Air competition she was given the sports highest female honor - Red Bull Queen of the Air. In 2007, she Co-Founded MaiTai Global with Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist Bill Tai.  MaiTai Global came together as a group of extraordinary entrepreneurs, innovators and athletes to combine their energy, network and resources to help each other achieve professional success, pushing the limits of work and play while also fueling philanthropic activities around the world. The MaiTai Global community had an incredibly accomplished professional network who’s collective passion brought them together each year. She also, with Jeremy McKane, co-founded the ULTRAMARINE OCEAN ACTION SUMMIT an action-minded coalition of scientists, policymakers, entrepreneurs, artists, explorers, and athletes aimed to inspire action and regenerative solutions to ensure a healthy, vibrant, and resilient ocean. 

LEARN MORE ABOUT SUSI MAI AND ULTRAMARINE OCEAN ACTION SUMMIT here: 

 

Follow Susi on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/susikite/?hl=en

Ultramarine: https://www.ultramarineocean.com

Website: http://www.susimai.com/

Twitter Feed: https://twitter.com/susikite?lang=en

ISPO: https://www.ispo.com/en/people/susi-mai-kitesurfing-pro-successful-entrepreneur

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susi-mai-0a7a0910/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4RrPZUvRGsQRc2eYLzKq1Q/videos

Ultramarine2020: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bpqjR5fgDw&t=2s

MaiTai Festival: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DF66eLNU4gY

 

 

      “At Ultramarine, we continue to create a broad and diverse community of leaders who prioritize taking action, and who will hold each other accountable to the conservation commitments they make.”   - Susi Mai. 

 

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CYRILL GUTSCH - Founder and CEO, Parley for the Oceans | EP 13 Cyrill is an award-winning designer and brand/product developer. He is the Founder of Parley for the Oceans designed as a collaboration network for creators, thinkers and leaders, described as a new form of an environmental organization driving towards a new idea of economy. One based on collaboration, eco innovation and creativity. Their credo; purpose is the new luxury.  In 1998 he created a method called Cross Intelligence, which brings a culture of collaboration to major organizations. In 2012 he decided to focus on a new client vital to us all: the oceans. He founded Parley for the Oceans in 2012 to raise awareness for the beauty and fragility of the oceans and to develop and implement strategies that can end their destruction. Parley and their partners won the Grand Prix for Product Design at Cannes Lions, two D&AD Pencils and an ADCN Grand Prix in 2014. Gutsch was named 2017 Environmentalist of the Year by the Surf Industry Manufacturers Association for his tireless work for the oceans. In 2018, Parley was named Environmental Organization of the Year at EARTHx and Gutsch received a Special Recognition Award for Innovation by the British Fashion Council. In 2019, Gutsch was inducted into the UBS Global Visionary community – a select group of leading entrepreneurs and individuals working towards one or more of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals.

 

LEARN MORE ABOUT CYRILL GUTSCH AND PARLEY FOR THE OCEANS here: 

 

Follow Cyrill on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cyrillgutsch/?hl=en
Connect with Cyrill on Twitter: https://twitter.com/cyrillgutsch?lang=en
Follow Parley TV: https://www.instagram.com/parley.tv/?hl=en

Website: https://www.parley.tv/#fortheoceans

Parley News: https://www.parley.tv/updates/adidasxparley

Parley + Fashion: https://www.vogue.com/article/parley-for-the-oceans-cyrill-gutsch-british-fashion-award

Impossible is Nothing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgY__xJpJ9U

Adidas + Creator U: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZ8LpCCw_5g

Highsnobiety: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XEanu0zJnY

Adidas: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XEanu0zJnY

 

      "it doesn’t matter if it’s plastic or if it’s climate change, if it is overfishing or any other threat towards the future of mankind. it’s not  fashionable anymore to be an exploiter.’. ”   - Cyrill Gutsch. 

 

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Louie Psihoyos - Filmmaker. Photographer. Executive Director of the Oceanic Preservation Society. | EP 12 Louie Psihoyos is a globally recognized National Geographic photographer, Oscar-winning filmmaker and Executive Director of the Oceanic Preservation Society, a collaborative production company he co-founded with tech entrepreneur Jim Clark.  He is responsible for several important documentary films including, “The Cove” about the capture and slaughtering of dolphins in Taiji Japan, winning the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature in 2010,  “Racing Extinction”, drawing attention to mankind's role in the loss of at least half of the world's species and “Game Changers”, dispelling several myths around humans need to eat meat products to remain healthy and become strong.  Aside from extensive achievements in the visual arts, his personal ethos and life on planet earth is mirrored through the stories he tells and the way he chooses to live his life, while through the production of compelling films and imagery, underlined by extremely powerful narratives, contemporary crises, and heroic film subjects, Louie Psihoyos is radically changing how people perceive documentaries and how we can all make a difference.  

LEARN MORE ABOUT LOUIE PSIHOYOS here: 

Follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/psihoyos/?hl=en 
Photography Website: https://www.psihoyos.com/index
Ocean Preservation Society:  https://www.opsociety.org/,
OPS Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/oceanicpreservationsociety/
Twelve Questions: https://getboulder.com/12-questions-for-louis-psihoyos/
TEDx: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rZQq27Ln_Y
Joe Rogen / On Overfishing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLBMIuhqgEs
Racing Extinction: https://racingextinction.com/film/
The Cove: https://www.opsociety.org/our-work/films/the-cove/
The Game Changers: https://gamechangersmovie.com/

"My goal is to make a film that doesn't just create awareness, but inspires people to get motivated to change this insane path we're on. ”   - Louie Psihoyos. 

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Dr. Chad Nelsen - Chief Executive Officer of the Surfrider Foundation | EP 11 Dr. Chad Nelsen is the CEO for the Surfrider Foundation and leads the world's largest grassroots Chapter Network, dedicated to a healthy ocean, waves and beaches, through approaches which combine coastal recreation with conservation.  No stranger to ocean culture, Chad grew up in Laguna Beach CA, his father is a marine science educator for over forty years, and his brother a dedicated surfer with a Summer Camp for kids and guides trips to Fiji.  At Surfrider, under Chad’s current leadership, the organization is widely known for their dynamic and committed team, defending the coast against damaging projects, promoting ongoing coastal stewardship programs, advancing protective ocean and coastal policies at all levels of government, while cultivating and developing community activists and leaders.  Chad has many victories while at Surfrider.  He helped to establish the field of “Surfonomics,” which applies natural resource economic approaches to value surfing, along with securing the Reserve Marina Tres Palmas in Puerto Rico, and the Save Trestles campaign in San Clemente CA. 

 

LEARN MORE ABOUT CHAD NELSEN + SURFRIDER here: 

 

Follow them on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/surfrider/?hl=en 

Check out their Websites: https://www.surfrider.org/

Follow Surfrider on Twitter: @surfrider

Follow Chad on Twitter: @chadenelsen

Active Campaigns: https://www.surfrider.org/campaigns

The APP + Fundraising: https://app.mobilecause.com/vf/SURFRIDER/

 

Take Action: https://secured.surfrider.org/action/

Ocean Friendly Restaurants: https://www.surfrider.org/webapps/ofr-map/

More about Chad: https://www.surfrider.org/our-team/staff/chad-nelsen

 

as Quoted by Chad Nelsen: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.”  Margaret Meade 

 

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Michael Stewart - Social Entrepreneur. Surfer. Founder Sea Trees and Sustainable Surf. | EP 10 Michael Stewart is a serial social-entrepreneur who has spent the last decade, along with his business partner Kevin Wilden, transforming the culture and business of surfing, towards a truly sustainable model,  leading the way to the low-carbon future the world desperately needs for survival. He has led the research and development for all of Sustainable Surf’s award-winning programs, including the recent launch of SeaTrees – the first regenerative ocean-health focused platform created for the global ocean community, using the  framework of the United Nations Sustainability Goals, to make holistic positive impacts for both people and planet.  The powerful partnerships, programs and initiatives of Sustainable Surf, arguably has forced the hand of the global surf industry, towards better practices. Michael’s lifelong passion for the surfing experience, his gratitude for the simple honest lessons it has to teach, and the pure joy of connecting with the oceans energy,  has been the catalyst and motivating force behind a life which is truly Ocean Positive. 

 

LEARN MORE ABOUT MICHAEL STEWART, SUSTAINABLESURF.ORG + SEA-TREES.ORG here: 

 

Follow them on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sustainsurf/, 

https://www.instagram.com/sea.trees/

Check out their Websites: http://sustainablesurf.org/, 

https://sea-trees.org/

Follow them on Twitter: @sustainsurf

Download the Ocean Positive APP: https://sea-trees.org/pages/ocean-positive-app

Watch the video ReSurface with Pacha Light: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xkTarIhjQ0

U.N. + Sea-Trees: https://sea-trees.org/pages/10-years-to-stop-climate-change

The Launch: https://www.unep.org/news-and-stories/story/surfers-ride-wave-ocean-action-myanmar-blue-forest

 

“The environmental, economic, and social crisis is all interconnected. We feel it’s time for the ocean-health movement to start connecting all these dots together, and so we’re focusing on enabling actions within the ocean community to solve this one problem collectively.” - Michael Stewart

 

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Carl Safina - Ecologist. Author. Marine Conservationist. Endowed Professor at Stony Brook University. | EP 09 Carl Safina is an educator and the author of eight books. His lyrical non-fiction writing explores how humans are changing the living world, and what the changes mean for non-human beings and for us all. His profound work fuses scientific understanding, emotional connection, and a moral call to action. His extensive writing has won a MacArthur “genius” prize; Pew, Guggenheim, and National Science Foundation Fellowships; book awards from Lannan, Orion, and the National Academies; and the John Burroughs, James Beard, and George Rabb medals. His most recent book is Becoming Wild; How Animal Cultures Raise Families, Create Beauty, and Achieve Peace. He lives and teaches on Long Island, New York, with his wife Patricia and their dogs and feathered friends.
 
LEARN MORE ABOUT CARL SAFINA AND THE SAFINA CENTER: 
 
Follow Carl on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/csafina/?hl=en
Personal Website: https://www.carlsafina.org/
 
The Safina Center: https://www.safinacenter.org/
The Safina Center Media: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx_1LRGwgbALouRIXsMdtnw
Twitter Feed: https://twitter.com/carlsafina
Books and more: https://www.carlsafina.org/books
Talks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wkdH_wluhw,   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9KeyKVuLHU
Stony Brook: https://www.stonybrook.edu/experts/profile/carl-safina
 
“If you're overfishing at the top of the food chain, and acidifying the ocean at the bottom, you're creating a squeeze that could conceivably collapse the whole system..” ― Carl Safina
 
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Emily Penn - Ocean Advocate. Skipper. Public Speaker. Founder of eXXpedition + The SHiFT Method. | EP 08 Emily Penn’s philosophy towards life has been shaped by spending over a decade out at sea, where one is constantly reacting to the changes around.  Emily is a skipper and ocean advocate dedicated to studying environmental challenges in the most remote parts of our planet. She is an international public speaker and advisor on issues relating to our ocean and future society.   She has organized large-scale community-led waste cleanups in the South Pacific, trawled for micro plastics through the Arctic Northwest Passage, rounded the planet on the record-breaking bio-fueled boat Earthrace, and worked on a cargo ship trading western supplies for coconuts.  A big shift led her from a career in architecture to one dedicated to solving the issue of ocean plastic pollution.  She founded eXXpedition, a pioneering all-female sailing research group investigating the causes and solutions to ocean plastic pollution. She developed the SHiFT Method to understand the crux of a problem and weigh up where we have the biggest opportunity to make an impact. 

 

LEARN MORE ABOUT EMILY PENN, EXXpedition + SHiFT: 

 

Follow her on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/missemilypenn/?hl=en

Follow SHiFT: https://www.instagram.com/jointheSHiFT_/?hl=en 

Follow eXXpedition: https://www.instagram.com/eXXpedition_/?hl=en

Check out her Website: https://www.emilypenn.com/about

Twitter Feed: https://twitter.com/emilypenn

Learn More About EARTHRACE: https://www.wired.com/2007/12/around-the-worl/, https://www.emilypenn.com/blog/earthrace

Talks: https://www.emilypenn.com/talks

Join the Crew: https://exxpedition.com/

Make the SHiFT: https://www.emilypenn.com/shift

 

“There is no silver bullet solution to ocean plastic pollution. What's needed is an engaged and empowered mix of people leading solutions to the issue from all angles, bringing different skills and expertise to turn awareness into action."

~ Emily Penn

 

To suggest a guest please email us: guest@ourepicocean.com

Take the EPIC OCEAN CHALLENGE:  https://www.ourepicocean.com/challengevid

 

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David Katz - Founder & CEO. PLASTIC BANK | EP 07 Named one of the world’s most compassionate entrepreneurs by Salt magazine, David Katz is the founder and CEO of The Plastic Bank, an internationally recognized solution to ocean plastic. The Plastic Bank is a global network of micro recycling markets that empower the poor to transcend poverty by cleaning the environment.  As a steward of the earth and champion of the poor, David talks to Rich about Poverty, Plastic and his passion to affect positive change in developing nations, and wherever the challenges with recycling and income inequality are the most profound.  One of the key components of Plastic Bank’s work is the shift away from sustainability to a more regenerative way of life and empowerment of communities in need. 

LEARN MORE ABOUT DAVID KATZ AND PLASTIC BANK: 

Follow them on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/plasticbank/
Check out their Website: https://plasticbank.com
Twitter Feed: https://twitter.com/PlasticBank
What is Social Plastic: https://plasticbank.com/social-plastic/
https://www.ted.com/talks/david_katz_social_plastic_is_a_new_currency
Driving solutions to Ocean Plastic Pollution: 
https://www.ted.com/talks/david_katz_the_surprising_solution_to_ocean_plastic
Battling poverty with Blockchain:
https://www.thedrum.com/news/2020/03/17/david-katz-the-plastic-bank-and-battling-poverty-with-blockchain


“We all agree: Someone needs to do something about ocean plastic.  This is the something, you are the someone.” - David Katz

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Céline Cousteau - Explorer. Documentarian. Producer. Artist. Public Speaker. | EP 06 Céline Cousteau is a humanitarian and environmental activist who has spent her adult life focused on a multitude of causes for a better planet. Working within a variety of mediums, Celine shares the same message of interconnectivity between humans and the natural world.  As a filmmaker, she is the founder and Executive Director of CauseCentric Productions, creating cause-focused content.  She co-founded The Outdoor Film Fellowship, empowering the next generation of filmmakers and activists to inspire change through leadership, film, and the arts.  Céline is a noted brand ambassador and former member of the World Economic Forum Council on Oceans.  She talks to Rich about exploration, her life as a Cousteau, an inherent passion for Ocean Health and her recently released documentary film, Tribes on the Edge, returning to the Brazilian Amazon to witness an indigenous communities' struggle to protect their traditional way of life.

 

LEARN MORE ABOUT CELINE COUSTEAU, HER WORK AND LIFE: 

 

Follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/celinescousteau/?hl=en

Check out her Website: https://www.celinecousteau.com/#celine-cousteau

Twitter: https://twitter.com/celinecousteau

Watch the film Tribes on the Edge: https://tribesontheedge.com/

Take Action: https://tribesontheedge.com/donate/

The Cause Centric Production Company: http://www.causecentric.org/

The Ocean Futures Society: http://www.oceanfutures.org/about/cousteau-family/celine-cousteau

 

“My whole life I have been in awe of my father and grandfather and I strive to make a contribution to humanity they way they have!”. - Céline Cousteau

 

TO SUGGEST A GUEST YOU CAN REACH US at guest@ourepicocean.com

Take the EPIC OCEAN CHALLENGE:  https://www.ourepicocean.com/challengevid

 

© 2021 OUR EPIC OCEAN
Louie Schwartzberg - Producer. Cinematographer. Director. Director of Fantastic Funghi. | EP 05 Globally renowned and award-winning producer, director and cinematographer and Visual Healer, Louie Schwartzberg’s career spans more than three decades providing breathtaking imagery for feature films, television shows, documentaries and commercials.  As the only filmmaker in the world who has been shooting time-lapse 24/7 continuously for over four decades, Schwartzberg is a powerful visual artist breaking barriers, connecting with audiences, and telling stories that celebrate life, wonder and awe and reveal the mysteries and wisdom of nature, people and places. Rich and Louie talk about his deep connection to the natural world through the eye of time lapse photography, the fantastic underworld of the mushroom, how they can heal us, feed us and the deep secrets, the 3.5 billion year old mycelium network, holds to our future existence on planet earth.  

LEARN MORE ABOUT LOUIE SCHWARTZBERG, MOVINGART AND FANTASTIC FUNGHI: 

Listen to the Wonder and Awe Podcast: https://movingart.com/wonder-awe/

Immerse yourself in the magic of Time Lapse:  https://movingart.com

Get inspired with his TED Talks: https://movingart.com/ted-talks/

Follow him on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/LouieSchwartzberg/

Watch Fantastic Funghi: https://fantasticfungi.com/watch/

More about the Film Fantastic Funghi: https://thefrontierpost.com/fantastic-fungi-explores-earths-vast-network-of-mycelium-and-mushrooms/

More about Visual Healing: https://theexplab.com/visual-healing/


“What is the intersection between technology, art and science? Curiosity and wonder, because it drives us to explore, because we're surrounded by things we can't see.” - Louie Schwartzberg

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© 2021 OUR EPIC OCEAN
Dianna Cohen - Plastic Pollution Coalition Co-Founder + CEO. Visual Artist. | EP 04 Discover how the Plastic Pollution Coalition is using community building, outreach and collaboration to move towards a world free of the toxic impact of plastic on humans, animals, the ocean, and the overall environment.  Dianna reveals the Plastic Pollution Coalition's push to encourage the new Biden administration to embrace a Plastic Free future, along with organizations and businesses like Amazon.  We find out more about her 30 year plus career as a visual artist, using plastic as a platform for change, and how individuals can embody zero-waste values and reduce single use in their lives. 

CONNECT MORE DEEPLY WITH DIANNA: 

    ▪    Follow PPC on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/plasticpollutes/?hl=en
    ▪    Check out her organizations website: https://www.plasticpollutioncoalition.org/
    ▪    Tweet with her: @implicitweet
    ▪    In the News: https://www.aninews.in/news/world/asia/biden-should-heed-environmentalists-calls-become-first-plastic-free-president-activist20201211133348/

“If we were clever enough to invent plastics, we should be smart enough to get rid of or control them."

– Dianna Cohen

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Wallace J. Nichols, PhD - Marine Biologist. Entrepreneurial Scientist. Author. | EP 03 Marine biologist. Innovative and entrepreneurial scientist. Wild-water advocate. Best-selling author. Lecturer. 

Meet the author of Blue Mind who examines the emotional, behavioral, psychological and physical connection to water, and how being near, in, on, or under water can make you happier, healthier, more connected, and better at what you do.

CONNECT MORE DEEPLY WITH J: 

Learn more here: https://www.wallacejnichols.org/104/about-j.html

The Complex Fire: https://www.outsideonline.com/2416435/home-lost-czu-lightning-complex-fire

Support J. on Patreon:  https://www.patreon.com/wallacejnichols

Blue Mind: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/book-review-blue-mind-on-the-benefits-of-being-near-water-by-wallace-j-nichols/2014/08/08/a504c932-02c7-11e4-8fd0-3a663dfa68ac_story.html

Read his book: https://www.amazon.com/Blue-Mind-Surprising-Healthier-Connected/dp/0316252115


 

“We are beginning to learn that our brains are hardwired to react positively to water and that being near it can calm and connect us, increase innovation and insight, and even heal what’s broken.” 

 

― Wallace J. Nichols,

 

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George Orbelian - Entrepreneur. Ocean Activist. Philanthropist. | EP 02 A lifelong advocate for the ocean, George is the former surfboard design editor for Surfer Magazine, co-founder of Project Kaisei and Ojingo Labs, a company creating social/ mobile/ web technology. In this episode, he shares his passion for global networking, surf culture, motorcycles, and regenerative solutions for our planet.

 

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Learn more here: https://georgeorbelian.org/orbelian-family/

Project Kaisei: https://projectkaisei.org/scripps-institution-of-oceanography-seaplex-program-project-kaisei/

Check out his work with the BFI: https://www.bfi.org/about-bfi/who-we-are/board/george-orbelian

About Vero: https://vero.co/

Work with Ojingo: https://ojingo.com/

Read his book: https://essentialsurfing.com/

 

“Make the world work for 100% of humanity, in the shortest possible time, through spontaneous cooperation without ecological offense or disadvantage of anyone.”

 

– Buckminster Fuller.

 

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Alison Teal - Activist. Explorer. Filmmaker. | EP 01 Rich ventures over to the Big Island (virtually) to match wits with the female Indiana Jones who has inspired millions of people to love the ocean and nature through her captivating storytelling, humor and passion. We hear about her new book, a lifetime in the making, her life with family in their off the grid - self-built - beach shack, and we learn about practical actions we can all take to be part of the solution to the challenges the planet is facing especially the ocean and plastic pollution. Alison is a living example of One Person Making a difference and living her passion.

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Tweet her: https://twitter.com/AlisonAdventure
Read about her new book: https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Alisons-Adventures/Ripleys-Believe-It-Or-Not!/9781609913373

 

"We need more women activists out there like Alison, educating through entertainment in ways that inspire people to get engaged with the cause to protect our world waters. She truly is on a modern-day crusade to make a real difference for our water planet!"

 

– Celine Cousteau

 

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Rich German - Founder of Our Epic Ocean | Introduction Chief Cook and bottle washer. Generally great guy. Father to a pod of porpoises.

In this prologue video, meet Our Epic Ocean founder Rich German and hear how a paddleboarding encounter with 4 Orca Whales turned his hobby into a commitment to help protect the ocean and sacred life that calls it home.
No more butts with Shannon Mead (Part 1 of 2) Cigarette butts are a very big little problem - with some 8 Billion littered every year in Australia alone. Butts are also NOT biodegradable and are actually plastic, and can take up to 15 years to break down - albeit not before leaching some very nasty chemicals into the environment and/ or ingested by wildlife. After witnessing the devastating impact of discarded cigarette butts on beautiful locations around the world, Shannon was inspired to resign his corporate role and dedicate himself to No More Butts. We delve into this big little problem and Shannon's plans for "a butt free environment".This is the first of our two-part chat with Shannon, with the second (and final) part released next week.Useful links:No More Butts website: https://nomorebutts.org.au/Shannon on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shannonmead/For further information about Ocean Protect, check us out at www.oceanprotect.com.au 
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Pieter Jan Kole on microplastic pollution from tyres (Part 2 of 2) This is the second (and final) part of our two-part chat with Pieter Jan Kole, a part-time student at the Open University of the Netherlands. Part one was released last week.Useful links:Pieter's LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pieterjankole/?originalSubdomain=nlNational Geographic article “Tires: The plastic polluter you never thought about”: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/article/tires-unseen-plastic-polluterJournal paper “Wear and Tear of Tyres: A Stealthy Source of Microplastics in the Environment”: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29053641/Article “How Tyres Threaten Aquatic and Human Life”: https://www.uw360.asia/how-tyres-threaten-aquatic-and-human-life/IUCN article: “Primary microplastics in the oceans” https://portals.iucn.org/library/node/46622Open University of the Netherlands "Marine litter": https://www.ou.nl/en/-/marine-litterFor further information about Ocean Protect, check us out at www.oceanprotect.com.au 
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Pieter Jan Kole on microplastic pollution from tyres (Part 1 of 2) Pieter Jan Kole is a part-time student at the Open University of the Netherlands. Recently observing tyre debris at a Formula 1 race track got Pieter thinking about tyre wear and tear - and where it all goes. Pieter's ground-breaking research has now shown that tyres are a significant source of microplastics in our oceans - and a key risk to aquatic (and likely human) health. This is a fascinating chat, an inspiration for anyone considering embarking on their own research, and highlights the need for action to help protect our oceans and waterways from tyre wear and tear.Useful links:Pieter's LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pieterjankole/?originalSubdomain=nlNational Geographic article “Tires: The plastic polluter you never thought about”: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/article/tires-unseen-plastic-polluterJournal paper “Wear and Tear of Tyres: A Stealthy Source of Microplastics in the Environment”: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29053641/Article “How Tyres Threaten Aquatic and Human Life”:   https://www.uw360.asia/how-tyres-threaten-aquatic-and-human-life/IUCN article: “Primary microplastics in the oceans” https://portals.iucn.org/library/node/46622Open University of the Netherlands "Marine litter": https://www.ou.nl/en/-/marine-litterThis is the first of our two-part chat with Pieter with the second (and final) part released next week.For further information about Ocean Protect, check us out at www.oceanprotect.com.au 
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Going for guano with Megan Grant (Part 2 of 2) This is the second (and final) part of our two-part chat with Megan Grant, a PhD candidate at the University of Tasmania and AdrfitLab. Part one was released last week.Useful links:Megan's Adriftlab profile: https://adriftlab.org/megan-grant/Megan's paper “Seabird breeding islands as sinks for marine plastic debris” - https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0269749121003146?dgcid=authorOur previous podcast chat "Seabird vomit & poo with Megan Grant & Lillian Stewart": https://play.acast.com/s/ocean-protect/seabirdvomit-poowithmegangrant-lillianstewart-part1of2-For further information about Ocean Protect, check us out at www.oceanprotect.com.au 
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Going for guano with Megan Grant (Part 1 of 2) Megan Grant is a PhD candidate at the University of Tasmania and AdrfitLab. We had so much fun chatting to Megan last year, that she just had to come back and tell us about the first journal paper from her PhD research which looks at how the flesh-footed shearwater is taking plastic from the ocean and depositing it on Lord Howe Island - at staggering quantities. This is another fascinating chat with Megan and a reminder of the need to beat plastic pollution.Useful links:Megan's Adriftlab profile: https://adriftlab.org/megan-grant/Megan's paper “Seabird breeding islands as sinks for marine plastic debris” - https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0269749121003146?dgcid=authorOur previous podcast chat "Seabird vomit & poo with Megan Grant & Lillian Stewart": https://play.acast.com/s/ocean-protect/seabirdvomit-poowithmegangrant-lillianstewart-part1of2-This is the first of our two-part chat with Megan with the second (and final) part released next week.For further information about Ocean Protect, check us out at www.oceanprotect.com.au 
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Mind the gap on microplastics & human health with Dr Jack Auty (Part 2 of 2) This is the second (and final) part of our two-part chat with Dr Jack Auty, a lecturer at the University of Tasmania. Part one was released last week.Useful links:Jack on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jack-rivers-auty-7a70b49a/Jack's website: https://jackauty.com/For further information about Ocean Protect, check us out at www.oceanprotect.com.au 
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Mind the gap on microplastics & human health with Dr Jack Auty (Part 1 of 2) Dr Jack Auty is a lecturer at the University of Tasmania, investigating the innate immune system with a particular focus on how inflammation can contribute to disease. In this fascinating chat, we talk about inflammation, Alzheimer's disease, and Jack's current research about how microplastics effect human health. Prepare to have your mind blown.Useful links:Jack on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jack-rivers-auty-7a70b49a/Jack's website: https://jackauty.com/This is the first of our two-part chat with Jack with the second (and final) part released next week.For further information about Ocean Protect, check us out at www.oceanprotect.com.au 
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Just keep swimming with Lynton Mortensen (Part 2 of 2) This is the second (and final) part of our two-part chat with Lynton Mortensen. The first part was released last week.Useful links:Adrift Lab's fund-raising page for Lynton's swim: https://adriftlab.org/news/2020/fundraiser-ocean-plastic-relay-the-day-of-30-?fbclid=IwAR1tWmM9rI-a3IYHwQYFiaOMhz0lhqk7CJbA5axZdK-al6V9jSkg2mOEVx8Lynton's "Clark Kent" persona: http://www.hbmlawyers.com.au/our-people/lynton-mortensenYouTube footage of Lynton's swim (and post swim chat): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KxT-hc2DHcFor further information about Ocean Protect, check us out at www.oceanprotect.com.au 
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