Ocean Elders serves as a catalyst for the protection of the ocean and its wildlife. At the core of our efforts is the active championing for the creation or expansion of marine protected areas that are critical to both the protection and the recovery of marine ecosystems from human impacts. The health of the ocean is directly linked and positively correlated to human health, security, and prosperity.
The UN Sustainable Development Goal 14’s target of protecting 30% of the ocean by 2030 is an important step in protecting marine life, reducing pollution, and addressing ocean acidification.
The Arctic is ground zero for climate change but remains one of the least protected and most vulnerable places on Earth. The melting of the Arctic ice makes fishing and drilling for oil, gas, and minerals more accessible and threatens fragile ecosystems.
The High Seas, 64% of the ocean’s surface and 95% of its volume, are in desperate need of a new international treaty to protect marine biodiversity and address threats such as deep-sea bottom trawling, offshore oil and gas exploration, and mining.
Sandra Ro of GBBC and Darryl Burton of CMS
April 17th – Sandra Ro and Darryl Burton discuss the U.S. healthcare system and the role of
Retired NASA Astronaut Cady Coleman with TIME for Kids reporter Jack Doane
April 14th – An AMA (Ask-Me-Anything) opportunity to ask questions of Cady
Shelby O’Neil and Dianna Cohen talk about plastic pollution
April 9th – An informative discussion about plastic pollution by two experts
A Subsequent Conversation with Sylvia Earle and Liz Taylor
Due to popular demand, Sylvia and Liz agreed to hold a second Town Hall on April 3rd