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Our mission to protect our one ocean starts with becoming informed. In this series of enlightening and engaging conversations, WSL PURE’s Reece Pacheco speaks with activists, artists, athletes, and academics, about ocean conservation, sustainability, and how we can all take action to save our seas.

WSL PURE | One Ocean WSL Studios

    • Natural Sciences

Our mission to protect our one ocean starts with becoming informed. In this series of enlightening and engaging conversations, WSL PURE’s Reece Pacheco speaks with activists, artists, athletes, and academics, about ocean conservation, sustainability, and how we can all take action to save our seas.

    How an Australian surfer led Harvard to go green.

    How an Australian surfer led Harvard to go green.

    Learn how one Australian surfer led Harvard to go green with Leith Sharp, Professor, innovator, and Director of the university’s Executive Education for Sustainability Leadership.

    Thanks for listening!

    Learn more about Professor Leith Sharp! https://www.extension.harvard.edu/faculty-directory/leith-sharp

    For an awesome primer on biomimicry, check out how biomimicry was used to redesign Japan’s high speed trains. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMtXqTmfta0

    Check out our friends at Mothers Out Front https://www.mothersoutfront.org/

    And, if you want a laugh, check out the scene Leith references about ‘getting the vibe right’ from The Castle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssukL9a99JA

    Want to learn more about organic cotton? Our friends and supporters at Outerknown share why “Organic Matters” on their blog. https://www.outerknown.com/blogs/journey/organic-matters

    As always, let us know what you think of the show. Please rate and review, and if you have something to share, hit us up at oneocean@wslpure.org.

    • 58 min
    Flotsam + Jetsam (Jan 18) - This week’s ocean news...

    Flotsam + Jetsam (Jan 18) - This week’s ocean news...

    This week’s ocean news…!

    Lots to read up on about the climate. No surprises here, but important to know where we stand… 

    Study Confirms Climate Models are Getting Future Warming Projections Right — https://climate.nasa.gov/news/2943/study-confirms-climate-models-are-getting-future-warming-projections-right/


    Ocean temperatures hit record high as rate of heating accelerates — https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/jan/13/ocean-temperatures-hit-record-high-as-rate-of-heating-accelerates


    Record-Setting Ocean Warmth Continued in 2019 — https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00376-020-9283-7


    2019 Was the Second-Hottest Year Ever, Closing Out the Warmest Decade — https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/01/15/climate/hottest-year-2019.html


    Shout out to Microsoft for taking bold action… 
    Microsoft will be carbon negative by 2030 — https://blogs.microsoft.com/blog/2020/01/16/microsoft-will-be-carbon-negative-by-2030/

    Local communities stepping up…! 

    Selectmen Support Carbon Pricing Act https://www.capenews.net/falmouth/news/selectmen-support-carbon-pricing-act/article_b1f55eb3-c383-5e33-a944-f35516f16c41.html


    Petitioner Goes For All-Out Plastic Container Ban In Falmouth and https://www.capenews.net/mashpee/news/municipal-plastic-bottle-ban-proposed-in-mashpee/article_5b1ebd3f-676d-53ba-96ea-84d6028f8632.html and https://www.capenews.net/falmouth/news/petitioner-goes-for-all-out-plastic-container-ban-in-falmouth/article_b2a269fb-2e66-5e14-84ec-f8d5d45eda27.html


    Catch us online @wslpure and wslpure.org or shoot us an email at oneocean@wslpure.org! 

    • 6 min
    Episode 07: Léa Brassy

    Episode 07: Léa Brassy

    Learn how living solo takes a village with Léa Brassy: surfer, sailor, spearfisher, and environmentalist.

    Thanks for listening! 

    You can learn more about Léa at her site here http://www.leabrassy.com/ or follow her adventures on Instagram @leabrassy. 

    Be sure to check out our Glowing Glowing Gone project with Léa et al in Tahiti here: https://www.worldsurfleague.com/posts/411463/wsl-pure-raising-awareness-of-the-coral-reef-crisis and learn more about our partners in the project the Coral Gardeners https://www.coralgardeners.org/and Glowing Glowing Gone https://www.glowing.org/


    Finally, you can learn from the legend himself, and watch our friend Dr. Austin Bowden-Kerby’s TED talk on Coral Gardening… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PRLJ8zDm0U



    If you want to learn more ways you can live a lower carbon lifestyle, we've got you covered. Check out https://www.worldsurfleague.com/posts/379080/wsl-pure-climate, and of course stay tuned to @wslpure and wslpure.org. 

    • 56 min
    Episode 06: Melati and Isabel Wijsen

    Episode 06: Melati and Isabel Wijsen

    Melati and Isabel Wijsen, inspiring young Co-founders of Bye Bye Plastic Bags, go in-depth about Bali’s breakthrough ban on plastic bags, the power of youth activism, and inspiring future change-makers.

    Show notes:

    You can read more about Melati, Isabel, and their work in Bali in our coverage from our contributor Adam Skolnick here https://www.worldsurfleague.com/posts/392584/wsl-pure-balis-progress-on-plastic


    You can find Bye Bye Plastic Bags @byebyeplasticbags on Instagram and Facebook or at byebyeplasticbags.org. You can also follow Isabel and Melati directly on Instagram @isabel.wijsen or @melatiwijsen.

    Check out this video of Plastic Free MV passing a ban on plastic bottles in their town on Martha’s Vineyard! https://vimeo.com/330141360


    Learn more about “Deep-Sea Mining and the Race to the Bottom of the Ocean” in The Atlantic https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2020/01/20000-feet-under-the-sea/603040/


    To support the fire fighters in Australia, you can donate to support the fundraiser for The Trustee for NSW Rural Fire Service & Brigades Donations Fund here: https://www.facebook.com/donate/1010958179269977/, to support the indigenous communities, you can donate to the Fire Relief Fund for First Nations Communities https://au.gofundme.com/f/fire-relief-fund-for-first-nations-communities and to support wildlife affected by the fires, check out https://www.wires.org.au/

    • 34 min
    Episode 05: Nik Strong-Cvetich

    Episode 05: Nik Strong-Cvetich

    Nik Strong-Cvetich, Executive Director of Save The Waves, discusses the World Surfing Reserves and how preserving the ocean’s best surf breaks can help protect its other vital ecosystems. Reece and Nik also call up a special guest: big wave surfer Joao de Macedo.

    Show Notes:
    You can learn more about Save The Waves Coalition at savethewaves.org
    We’d love it if you subscribe to our newsletter at wslpure.org, follow us on Instagram @wslpure, or shoot us an email at oneocean@wslpure.org.
    If in need of some gear, you can find high quality, sustainably made threads at Outerknown.com 
    Thanks to our friends the Wild Yaks from Rockaway Beach,NY for our theme music! 

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 04: Rafael Bergstrom

    Episode 04: Rafael Bergstrom

    Rafael Bergstrom, Executive Director of Sustainable Coastlines HI, breaks down the recently-passed Bill 40, a monumental measure banning single-use plastic in Hawaii, and details the efforts it took to push it through and how it will impact the state going forward.

    Show Notes: 

    You can learn more about Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii here http://sustainablecoastlineshawaii.org/ and Bill 40 here. https://www.kitv.com/story/41454281/bill-40-signed-into-law-banning-most-disposable-plastics-on-oahu-by-2022 
    Also check out our other partners working to protect Hawaii. 
    https://www.kokuahawaiifoundation.org/
    https://oahu.surfrider.org/
    https://www.zerowasteoahu.org/

    This week's Flotsam + Jetsam!
    Thanks to Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johsnon (https://www.instagram.com/ayanaeliza) (https://twitter.com/ayanaeliza) for her work to promote a "Blue New Deal." Check out her op-ed summarizing it here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/12/10/green-new-deal-has-big-blue-gap-we-need-protect-our-oceans/

    Our friends at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory https://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/ have some exciting research re: coral and how it helps us understand our past, and our future available here: 
    https://graphics.reuters.com/CLIMATE-CHANGE-CORALS/0100B33V2CC/index.html

    Take a deep dive into Neal Agarwal's "The Deep Sea" https://neal.fun/deep-sea. Finally, if interested in the UNFCCC's Sports For Climate Action Framework, you can learn more here: https://unfccc.int/climate-action/sectoral-engagement/sports-for-climate-action 

    Thanks for listening! 

    Hit us up on email at oneocean@wslpure.org or find us on all the social sites @wslpure! 

    See you in 2020! 

    • 31 min

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