Monthly Archives: November 2011

Peter Seligmann on the America’s Cup Healthy Ocean Project

Peter Seligmann, Co-founder, Chairman, and CEO of Conservation International, writes in today’s Huffington Post about the America’s Cup Healthy Ocean Project, Dr. Earle’s Mission Blue initiative, and his hopes that their leadership will inspire others to take action to save the ocean. RACING TO SAVE THE OCEAN – Peter Seligmann…
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More from Dr. Earle’s visit to Australia – The Future of the Ocean

Photo: Pam O’Brien Melbourne, Australia November, 2011 In this recent talk, Dr. Earle explains how much is still yet to be discovered in our oceans, and also how much we are learning about the massive impact humans are having on the health of this crucial natural resource. Click here to view the video.  Dr. Earle on the Future of the Ocean Note: Please allow some time for the download, as the audio and video will be out of sync before download is complete.   Presented by the Australian Environmental Grantmakers Network. …
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America’s Cup Healthy Ocean Project Launch – San Diego

SAN DIEGO, CANovember 18, 2011 Join us for a deeper look into the America’s Cup Healthy Ocean Project as ocean leaders gather for the official launch in San Diego. To keep their mission to be ‘more than a sport,’ on track, the America’s Cup Event Authority is partnering with some of the leading voices in ocean conservation.  In a recent survey, 70% of adults in America responded that there is nothing wrong with the ocean. These committed ocean advocates and a long list of partners plan to utilize the upcoming America’s Cup events to raise awareness about the harsh realities facing our ocean and to inspire people around the world to make changes in their own lives to turn the tide for the better.…
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Out of the blue, a custodian of the deep

Courtesy of the Sydney Morning HeraldBy Jo Chandler “Are you still diving?” Given that the legendary lady of the water, Dr Sylvia Earle – ”Her Deepness”, as she was long ago anointed by her peers – is now 76, you have to ask. ”Of course. I’m still breathing.” Photo: Rebecca Hallas And by yesterday afternoon the oceanographer and explorer, who has clocked up well over 7000 hours swimming with the fishes was back in the realm of the blue, just off Portsea, exploring Pope’s Eye, a favourite Victorian dive spot. Having spent the past week advocating to packed public meetings, politicians and journalists the case for protecting the seas, the woman recognised as a ”Living Legend” by the US Library of Congress, and was Time magazine’s first ”Hero for the Planet”, seized the opportunity to slip under the waves and silently commune with friends in ”the other Australia”.…
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Dr. Earle’s Adventures Down Under

As Patron of the Coral Sea initiative to protect a large area east of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, I am in Australia — sponsored by the Australian Grantmakers Association and the Pew Environment Group. In Sydney, I appeared on ABC radio and ABC television and had several interviews concerning Australia’s plans to develop a network of new marine protected areas around the entire coastline, with special reference to the Coral Sea and Southwestern Australia. Australian Nature Conservancy Chairman Robert McLean and Dr. Earle arrive at SIMS The day of my arrival I gave a talk at a donor dinner at the new Sydney Institute of Marine Sciences (SIMS) and was surprised to be the recipient of SIMS first Emerald Environment Award.…
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Ocean Heroes Meet in California – North to South

Dr. Sylvia Earle Courtesy of One World One Ocean Last week marked the first meeting of OceanElders, a group of global leaders that includes some of the most influential personalities of our time.  Dr. Sylvia Earle was joined in San Francisco by fellow OceanElders Sir Richard Branson, Ted Turner, HM Queen Noor, Jackson Browne, Dr. Rita Colwell, Jean-Michel Cousteau, Graeme Kelleher, Sven Lindblad, Captain Don Walsh and Neil Young. Launched in August of 2011, the goal of OceanElders is to use its considerable networks and international influence to move ocean conservation to the forefront of the global agenda.  Now, with it’s inaugural meeting last week, OceanElders will move ahead, having identified key issues of concern for the ocean. Healthy Ocean Project Panel Courtesy Jenifer Austin On Friday, November 18th, Dr.…
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‘Making WAVES in Colorado’ brings Ocean Awareness to the Rockies

November 13, 2011 On Sunday, The Colorado Ocean Coalition celebrated their first anniversary with an impressive lineup of ocean luminaries in a groundbreaking day-long ocean symposium.  ‘Making Waves in Colorado’ focused on how the Rocky Mountains, the ocean and all of us are inseparably linked.  Dr. Earle made it clear, “Even if you never touch the ocean, the ocean touches you with every breath you take.” Until now, there has never been a unified voice for ocean protection in the Mountain States. The mission of the Colorado Ocean Coalition is to create a strong network made up of ocean enthusiasts. They are engaging scientists, activists, businesses and ocean supporters to address current threats to the ocean, which include overfishing, plastics pollution, ocean acidification, and a lack of marine protected areas. …
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Compass Summit – What’s Possible. What Matters. What’s Ahead.

Conference partners Scientific American, McKinsey & Company, Intel, SWIFT, Fenton, Carbon War Room, WBCSD, 100 People and PR and Company hosted the Compass Summit from October 23-26 in Palos Verdes, California. The Summit addressed some of today’s most pressing problems through the lens of global citizenship, recognizing human ingenuity as an unlimited resource making it still possible for us to save the ocean – if we act soon. Watch as Dr. Earle shares her insights with the Summit on The Crisis Facing the Ocean.…
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Is the America’s Cup Going to Respect the Environment?

In a word, ‘YES!’ Listen as Dr. Earle gives more insights into the America’s Cup Healthy Ocean Project and how it will raise public awareness worldwide.…
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