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The host, Andrew Lewin, helps you overcome the problems of the ocean by discussing the latest ocean news and studies that will help you make more informed decisions in your life so you can live for a better ocean.

Speak Up For The Ocean Blue Andrew Lewin

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    • 4.8 • 179 Ratings

The host, Andrew Lewin, helps you overcome the problems of the ocean by discussing the latest ocean news and studies that will help you make more informed decisions in your life so you can live for a better ocean.

    Recent government decisions on environmental protections got you down? Here are some careers that can help you make changes.

    Recent government decisions on environmental protections got you down? Here are some careers that can help you make changes.

    Government decisions whether they are from the courts, congress, senate, or the white house can inspire people to take up the arm of conservation by seeking out a job and building a career to protect the environment, but going back to school to get a science degree may not lead you to the type of change that you want. Building a career in conservation takes planning; therefore, I will teach you what you should look for in a career that could lead to change.
     
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    • 18 min
    Nickel mine in New Caledonia gets financial investment from Tesla and local ownership

    Nickel mine in New Caledonia gets financial investment from Tesla and local ownership

    I've done some work with mining companies in Ontario before as I would run studies to ensure the companies were not harming the surrounding water bodies, but during my time as a private consultant, I heard some really bad stories about mining companies harming local areas and people with toxic spills. Therefore, I was initially worried when I saw Tesla and Nickel Mine in a recent headline on Mongabay News. I was happy to hear that their mention is not tarnished by this involvement in nickel mining with the benefits that come to the community.
     
    In this episode of the Speak Up for the Ocean Blue Podcast, I am going to tell you about a nickel mine on a small island that could be beneficial to the local community.
     
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    • 16 min
    Marine Conservation needs to focus on empowering and including coastal communities to achieve success

    Marine Conservation needs to focus on empowering and including coastal communities to achieve success

    When I grew up, I wanted to be a marine biologist. I had this dream that I would work in a small Pacific Islands doing marine science and conservation, but that was probably a form of parachute science and that can hurt marine conservation outcomes. Parachute science happens more often than you think and there is now a call to build in more equity in marine conservation by including local communities in the conservation plans of THEIR coastline.
     
    In this episode of the Speak Up for the Ocean Blue Podcast, I am going to cover why diversity, equity and inclusion are the primary focus of the UN Ocean Conference in Lisbon.
     
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    • 13 min
    Speaking Up For The Ocean is hard somedays especially when human rights are at stake

    Speaking Up For The Ocean is hard somedays especially when human rights are at stake

    As long as I can remember protecting the ocean has always been my number one priority Ocean conservation and the action takes time and work from many different fields and it requires the dedication of many men and women from around the world; however, it is very difficult to focus on conserving the ocean when other human rights are being taken away and need more focus.
     
    In this episode of the Speak Up For The Ocean Blue Podcast, I am going to discuss how recent news/events/decisions around the world and in the US (even in my home country of Canada) can affect the people's focus on the ocean.
     
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    • 21 min
    Canada is banning single-use plastic as soon as December 2022

    Canada is banning single-use plastic as soon as December 2022

    We have a plastic pollution problem in this world and we can't solve it unless countries put in policies to ban single-use plastics, but what will a ban look like. In this episode, I am going to describe how Canada is going to ban single-use plastics as soon as December 2022.
     
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    • 17 min
    SciComm: How will you get started?

    SciComm: How will you get started?

    There need to be more conversations about the ocean on the web and there are plenty of opportunities to start your science communication journey, but people still aren't getting started. Therefore, I am going to tell you the different ways how you can get started in science communication today.
     
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    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
179 Ratings

179 Ratings

kateallcock ,

Brilliant podcast

This is my favourite podcast I have found so far!! The host is great at disseminating information but it’s also not just scientific dribble - it’s fun to listen to and definitely makes you think. I also love how Andrew clearly cares very much about our oceans, I can definitely feel that passion coming through when I listen. I wish there were more podcasts out there like this! I’d recommend to any ocean lover.

listener113344 ,

Hmm…

Speaks authoritatively about every ocean topic, but gets a lot of things wrong. Very opinionated. Rarely interviews actual experts. Is very self-promoting.

Laini99 ,

Why no mention of the leading causes of ocean pollution?

I left 4 stars cuz I might just be missing it and not here to be a jerk. I am legitimately confused though about why the Auto and Fashion industry who together make up almost 80 percent of plastic pollution on the ocean are not being addressed here.

Flip flops, cigarettes, abs plastic straws are nothing compared to the normalized impact of these industries.
Machine washing synthetic fibers is such an easy point to address, and I’m incredibly surprised no one is addressing this.

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