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Epic Women of Ocean

From Audio: Alison Teal - Activist. Explorer. Filmmaker. | EP 01

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Our Epic Ocean with Rich German
Duration: 04:36
Great women that help to conserve and save the ocean
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Great women that help to conserve and save the ocean
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when I was about six years old, we were building our home sweet jungle lodge. There was thick, thick, thick bushes, thorns. I mean it was crazy. You know of course you're going to get everything the jungle has to offer. And here my parents are with this young child, we had no running water, we had no power, nothing. My dad installed some of the first solar power and the islands. We ran a water line down um where we were the only, pretty much the only like how these, you know foreigners in the area and the Hawaiians were incredible. It's one of the last Hawaiian fishing villages and so they were just super incredible. Like the elder of the village came over one day and um you know I call him uncle Uncle and he brought us some fresh fish and so I went running up to him like uncle Uncle, I'm gonna be indiana jones and I'm going to discover the greatest treasure on earth. And he looked at me and like he's wise, you know the wrinkled old Hawaiian face where the spaces could tell a million stories and just ripped, he was ripped older but they're like always just perfect muscles even though there are million years old. And uh and I said I'm going to find out how to find it. And then I paused and I'm like, but you don't happen to know where it is, do you? And he's like, I do, I know the greatest treasure on earth like you do. And I got so excited and I ran around all day and I got my dad's head lamp and you know, I made a backpack at all. I packed a lunch of mango. I was ready and I uh, he said to meet him as the moon set over the ocean by the coconut tree and so I met him by the coconut tree and the moon was setting and I was ready for like adventure of a lifetime. We're gonna find a cave, we're gonna slay a shark, it's going to be amazing. And he walked me out across the lava right in front of our house, just a teeny little way to the edge of the ocean and the moon was setting and those sparkling and he pointed out and he goes, there it is. And I was like lots anticlimactic as a six year old. And I kind of looked at him confused but I didn't realize you know how powerful that moment would be for me. And I talked about it a bit in my ted talk, it's just like the, the ocean is our most valuable treasure on earth. And he told me in ancient times, not even in ancient times in current times, the word for water in hawaii is v and the word for wealth is by vie. So there's your greatest treasure on earth. And that stuck with me. And so I was on my travels and going crazy and wanting to clean up trash island and do all these great things in LA and I was all over the world. And then I got back here and I dove into the water. You know, Uncle Uncle, I went to dive into the ocean with him and he was, he was older, much older, you know, and he, he could barely walk. But when he got in he could swim and the reefs were dead and I hadn't really taken in my own backyard. I was like, oh no, this is bad. This is really bad. He goes normal fish. And I was like, yeah, this is, this is gnarly. And I started doing research and talking to people and you can taste the sunscreens and the water, you could just, you could see the coatings. It's bad, It's really bad. So I teamed up with raw elements, natural sunscreens and Hawaiian Airlines and made a film about it and it was shown to everyone entering Hawaii and I didn't singlehandedly change a law, but just by raising awareness through that film, I, you know, I dove in and I just really wanted to do it and I was so excited um, to come back and tell my elder and so right before all this happened, I went and, and he was, he was, he was passing, I'll pass on these, this information to keep our reefs alive so that the future generations can have fish. And it was so simple because to him, that's how we survive, right? If we don't have fish, we don't live. And I just, it hit me and hit me every time I get choked up because you know, as he passed, the law passed and you know, it's um yes, I run around in a pink bikini. But I also think that I want my Children if I ever have them or anybody who comes to Hawaii or have you ever been to a beach when you want to find nemo and you can't find him or you wanna just experience the beach. Who doesn't love the beach? Who doesn't love the ocean and who doesn't love to breathe free, the oxygen. We got to do something, we got to come together and so I can be a voice for the ocean, for the elders. That's what I'm trying to do. And it may seem fluffy and fun and pink, but at my core, that was who I am as that little girl on the lava rocks wanting to find treasure and shared everyone and make sure that we, we preserve what offers us
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