Speaker: Sven Huseby
Topic: Ocean Acidification
When: August 14, 2010
Event: Climate Change Conference 2010
Sven was born in Oslo, Norway where his parents owned a fish store. In 1949 they moved to an Indian village on the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska so his father could run a salmon cannery. Finally, they relocated to the Norwegian fishing community in Seattle, Washington. After graduating from Yale College, Sven was a teacher and administrator at The Putney School (Putney, Vermont) for thirty years.
After headmastering, he joined his wife, Barbara Ettinger, in producing documentary films with an emphasis on environmental themes. He also serves on several boards and is especially focused on educational outreach for non-profit organizations.
He and Barbara were excited to be selected as 2010 Environmental Heroes by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for their work with "A Sea Change" and the subject of ocean acidification.
When not working for their production company, Niijii Films, Sven can be found on his bicycle or joining Barbara and their two dogs for long walks. Home is the Mid-Hudson River Valley of New York State.