17 episodes

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.

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    • 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 deep sea research uncovered an underwater upside-down lake.

    How deep sea research uncovered an underwater upside-down lake.

    Learn how deep sea research uncovered an underwater upside-down lake with Carlie Wiener, Director of Marine Communications at the Schmidt Ocean Institute.

    Learn more about Schmidt Ocean Institute’s work here: https://schmidtocean.org/

    Want to see the upside down underwater lake? https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=281483759375976

    Boo! Check out the “Ghost Fish” https://schmidtocean.org/underwater-reveal-finding-deepest-fish-leads-to-seamount-discovery/#images-4

    Want to see how you can use an ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle) to paint for you? https://schmidtocean.org/cruise-log-post/mechanical-muse/

    And you can see more of the S.O.I.’s Artist At Sea Program here: https://schmidtocean.org/apply/artist-residency-program/

    And just for fun, we have to share this one again -- see how deep the deep sea goes and who lives at what depth! https://neal.fun/deep-sea/

    • 50 min
    Flotsam + Jetsam (Feb 14) - This week's ocean news...

    Flotsam + Jetsam (Feb 14) - This week's ocean news...

    Take action to support the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act! https://secured.surfrider.org/action/engagement?actionId=AR0032446&id=701i00000018YoU&cid=54585defa91e651aba4b0eb1a4b3741ff8d11849a8db3f265439ad2d4c70be55e6f52a587c4f23526be3b5685317671c
    Learn more about the Break Free From Plastic Act https://www.surfrider.org/coastal-blog/entry/federal-break-free-from-plastic-pollution-act-introduced
    Check out the Story of Plastic https://www.eventbrite.com/e/story-of-plastic-screening-tickets-92406820287?aff=utm_source%3Deb_email%26utm_medium%3Demail%26utm_campaign%3Dnew_event_email&utm_term=eventname_text
    The Antarctic is heating up… https://www.cnn.com/2020/02/07/world/antarctica-registers-hottest-temperature-on-record/index.html
    Meanwhile the Arctic permafrost is melting, too.  https://www.wired.com/story/abrupt-permafrost-thaw/
    Like eating poke? Might want to read up on The Poke Paradox https://longreads.com/2020/02/06/the-poke-paradox/
    Scope out these sustainable sneakers — The Space Hippies — from Nike. https://news.nike.com/news/space-hippie

    • 4 min
    Why your surfboard sucks for the ocean

    Why your surfboard sucks for the ocean

    Learn why your surfboard sucks for the ocean and the environment with Ry Harris, eco-board guru and surfboard shaper.


    Check out Ry’s work at https://earthtechsurf.com/ and find them on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/earthtechnologies/


    Scroll down here to see the boards Ry and team laminated at the PURE Village during the Freshwater Pro https://www.worldsurfleague.com/posts/421840/wsl-pure-sustainable-innovators-join-forces-at-the-surf-ranch


    Learn more about Ecoboard Certification from Sustainable Surf http://www.sustainablesurf.org/ecoboard/

    • 42 min
    How kōkua spirit can change the world.

    How kōkua spirit can change the world.

    Learn how kōkua spirit can change the world with Kim Johnson, educator and founder of the Johnson Ohana Foundation and Kōkua Hawaii Foundation.


    Check out Kim’s amazing work to green Jack’s tour https://jackjohnsonmusic.com/archive/news/thanks_for_a_great_green_tour

    Learn more about All At Once http://allatonce.org/,

    Check out the Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation https://www.kokuahawaiifoundation.org/

    Join the BYOBottle campaign here https://byobottle.org/

    And you can find us @wslpure and at wslpure.org!

    • 27 min
    Flotsam + Jetsam (Jan 31) - This week's ocean news...

    Flotsam + Jetsam (Jan 31) - This week's ocean news...

    Australian scientists are urging the government to act on climate! https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/dire-outlook-researchers-call-for-urgent-australian-climate-action-20200128-p53vfq.html 

    They should know, they’re looking at the data, like this video from NASA https://twitter.com/nasa/status/1220451416197730305?s=12

    Meanwhile, New Jersey is taking a big step forward to protect its coast https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/27/nyregion/climate-change-nj-environmental-rules.html 

    and New York is battling the Williams Pipeline (again!). Sign the petition if you can! https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/tell-governor-cuomopublic-service-commission-listen-to-the-clcpa-reject-all-of-national-grids-fracked-gas-pipelines-and-proposals
     
    In California, new renewable energy targets may mean a boost to the economy https://www.forbes.com/sites/energyinnovation/2020/01/27/a-7-billion-economic-opportunity-from-stronger-california-climate-policies-shows-low-hanging-fruit-remains-to-be-picked/amp/

    If you’re in LA, shake it all off at the Panic Party! https://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2020/panic-party

    • 6 min
    How to stay zen in an ocean of plastics.

    How to stay zen in an ocean of plastics.

    Learn how to stay zen in an ocean of plastics with Air Copeland, mindfulness master, producer, and Executive Director of The 5 Gyres Institute.

    Thanks for listening. Lots to follow up on here!

    Air

    You can learn more about Air at http://www.airrioncopeland.com/


    You can rent Air’s documentary “White Wash” on race in surfing on iTunes, YouTube, Amazon Prime, and in the Google Play Store.   

    5 Gyres

    Learn more about The 5 Gyres Institute at 5gyres.org 

    Check out their Better Alternatives Now list https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5522e85be4b0b65a7c78ac96/t/5acbd346562fa79982b268fc/1523307375028/5Gyres_BANlist2.pdf


    And be sure to check out their Trash Blitz program at trashblitz.org

    We chat about the 2015 “Sea Change” Expedition with 5 Gyres. Here’s the final report. https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5522e85be4b0b65a7c78ac96/t/57d852e503596eb8b595d6e6/1473794795937/5Gyres+2015+SEA+Change+Expedition+Summary+Report.pdf


    If interested in the history of plastic pollution and Marcus’ storied drift from CA to Hawaii, check out his book “Junk Raft.” https://www.amazon.com/Junk-Raft-Activism-Plastic-Pollution/dp/0807056405 

    Plastic Pollution

    See the famous 1955 Time magazine cover re: “Throwaway Culture” https://time.com/3879873/throwaway-living-when-tossing-it-all-was-all-the-rage/


    Here’s that article re: plastic fibers in the air we breathe: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2019/04/microplastics-pollution-falls-from-air-even-mountains/


    Other
    Dr. Kate Marvel “We Need Courage, Not Hope, to Face Climate Change” https://onbeing.org/blog/kate-marvel-we-need-courage-not-hope-to-face-climate-change/


    As always, you can find us online @wslpure and at wslpure.org, or email us at oneocean@wslpure.org.

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

nycurchin ,

Positive & inspiring

Super inspiring to hear how different people, at different ages, in different parts of the world are tackling environmental issues in their own communities. It’s a reminder that we all have a unique perspective and the ability to drive change. Anyone wrestling with the current state of the planet should 100% tune in!

Paulkalolo ,

The Most Inspiring Podcast for the Surfer and Human Race

Thanks to all who have created this and its inspired me to create change inside of my sphere in this global effort. I am sure we will cross paths along the way. Best podcast ever along with The Lineip. Happy New Year and stoked to work hard in 2020 to protect it all.

go-buffs ,

Worthwhile listening

Smart and entertaining interviews for anyone interested in the ocean and / or climate change. Would recommend subscribing

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