One Cool Thing: A Lonely Whale Inspires a New Podcast on Environmental Activism

Axios Media’s Sara Fischer reported earlier this week, women are”pushing back against the gender imbalance in media” by launching their own platforms and focusing on topics many traditional news companies have long ignored.  We can relate!

As part of that wave, today our friends at Lonely Whale, a nonprofit that is driving societal change away from single-use plastic and toward a healthy, thriving ocean, has teamed up with eco-activist, actor and co-founder of social enterprise The One MovementPetrice Jones to launch 52 Hertz, a podcast series that takes an uplifting and strategic approach to environmentalism. Season One is titled Against the Current, focusing on the people, topics and current events that are challenging the status quo and proving that there is more than one way to be an environmental activist.

Dune Ives, Executive Director of Lonely Whale explains what inspired them: “As we continue to battle a global pandemic, racial injustice, and the climate crisis, it’s important to remember that none of us, not even the world’s loneliest whale, are ever actually alone…Through honest conversation, humor, and heart, 52 Hertz approaches complex environmental issues in a new way to inspire others to tackle plastic pollution and fight for a future with clean seas.”

New episodes will come out every Tuesday and Thursday and can be found on Apple PodcastsBreakerGoogle PodcastsPocket CastsRadioPublic, and Spotify. All content is family-friendly and appropriate for all ages.  You can learn more by visiting  www.lonelywhale.org or following @LonelyWhale.

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