PRESCRIPTIONS TO IMPROVE OCEAN'S HEALTH & THE NINE GORILLAS – w/Alex Bogusky
What will the loss of the ocean’s biodiversity cost us in the long term? What can we learn from what the ocean is telling us? Wildlife experts and conservationists link the health of our ocean’s species to our own survival.
Moderated by: John McCosker, Senior Scientist and Chair, Department of Aquatic Biology, California Academy of Sciences
Randall Arauz, President, PRETOMA, Costa Rica
Peter Knights, Executive Director, WildAid
Duane Silverstein, Executive Director, Seacology
Wallace “J.” Nichols, Senior Research Scientist, The Ocean Conservancy
THE NINE GORILLAS – A TOWN HALL DISCUSSION
Great innovation is often precipitated by great challenges. But to have the chance at innovation, we must first recognize these challenges. How will business create sustainable systems? How will business change
as consumers become more aware and involved? How will businesses weave moral purpose into their mission statements? Alex helps us identify the patterns of the new environment we all live in. The changes are many—and how we handle them will be the key not just to the survival of companies, but to our quality of life for generations.
Alex Bogusky, Chief Creative Insurgent, MDC Partners
Plastic has pretty much had its way on our planet for the past 100 years. No discipline, no rules, it's just been one big plastic party.
Plastic hasn't behaved very well. Especially the single-use, disposable kind
Our coasts and oceans have been beaten up by plastic and our health has suffered for it. Babies are born and their first meal from their mother has traces of plastic chemicals in it.
Can liners, plastic toys and bottles contain the contaminant BPA, usage that should be banned due to its danger to men, women and children.
Except that the BPA plastic makers are fighting back.
But they're not in charge.
It's really time for plastic to take a time out.
Join the growing number of local groups like Save Our Shores and international groups like the Plastic Pollution Coalition who are working to get single use plastics out of our ocean, away from our food and out of our communities.
Presented by sea turtle researcher and advocate Wallace J Nichols of Ocean Revolution at the Blue Vision Summit, Washington DC March 9.
This young champion of turtles is is an inspiration to all who care about the sea. The award is a gift by Wendy Benchley in honor of her later husband, author and ocean advocate Peter Benchley.