CHOW Day 2 Closes with Discussions of Global Policy Inclusivity

CHOW Day 2 Closes with Discussions of Global Policy Inclusivity

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer Today marks the last day of Capitol Hill Ocean Week. Don’t miss today’s talks on justice and equity as well as the CHOW Closing Plenary. Yesterday, experts got busy discussing international policy, inclusivity, and uplifting communities. Global ocean policy will play a significant role in halting catastrophic temperature rise, but we must […]

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Capitol Hill Oceans Week Kicks Off

Capitol Hill Oceans Week Kicks Off

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer Today kicks of Capitol Hill Ocean Week 2021 (CHOW), an annual, three-day event organized by the National Marine Sanctuary foundation that encourages activists worldwide to engage in dialogue about sustaining the health of our oceans and Great Lakes. This year, CHOW hopes to shine a light on the role of environmental justice and […]

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Capitol Hill Ocean Week Continues with Talks on Food Security, Environmental Justice

Capitol Hill Ocean Week Continues with Talks on Food Security, Environmental Justice

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer Capitol Hill Ocean Week is in full swing, and panelists from the government, private sector, and nonprofits are bringing their expertise to discuss significant issues facing our oceans and coastal communities. Yesterday, food security and justice were on the table, and panelists dove into incorporating traditional fisheries management strategies […]

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Heroes of the Week:  Young Leaders Working For A Healthy Ocean

Heroes of the Week: Young Leaders Working For A Healthy Ocean

Ocean conservation was front and center this week, and what struck me (Monica) over the course of the week and numerous virtual events was how many emerging leaders there are in the ocean community.  Young people like Daniela Fernandez, who runs the Sustainable Ocean Alliance, an organization she started while in college that now incubates […]

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Interview of the Week: Kris Sarri

Interview of the Week: Kris Sarri

Kris Sarri is the President and CEO of the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation and we wanted to ask her some questions about this year’s Capitol Hill Ocean Week (CHOW), its focus on biodiversity, and how Kris hopes the event will focus on human diversity going forward as well. If you haven’t yet, make sure you […]

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