Oceans and the Future: Why We Must Save Sea and Shore
Thursday, October 18, 2018 (Evening)
EVENT TYPE: Speaker Reception
The viability of the earth—and the future of the human race and many other species — depends on the vitality of our seas. Today, our marine ecosystems are out of balance. They are in crisis due to myriad factors: acidification, massive plastic pollution, overfishing, threats to key marine mammals such as whales, and accelerating climate change. Please join the Woman’s National Democratic Club — and some extraordinary people working to restore the ocean — for an evening of discussion and activism focusing on ocean rehabilitation.
Asher Jay, Bonnie Monteleone, Michael Fishbach, and Ruth Greenspan Bell will discuss the causes and effects of our devastated marine ecosystems, and how they have been working, respectively, to prevent further deterioration to the ocean and its wildlife. By the end of the evening, you will better understand the threats to our oceans and leave prepared to make a positive impact, both locally and globally.
Bonnie Monteleone, Executive Director and Director of Science, Research, and Academic Partnerships for the Plastic Ocean Project, Inc.
Michael Fishbach, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Great Whale Conservancy (GWC.).
Asher Jay, international adventurer, designer, artist, and conservationist.
Ruth Greenspan Bell, Public Policy Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and affiliated with Columbia University’s Center for Decision Sciences and the Environmental Law Institute.
Katie McGinty, Senior Vice President of Oceans Program, Environmental Defense Fund
Click HERE to learn more about our speakers.
PRICE: $20 Members; $25 Non-members. $15 Young Dems. $10 Students. Includes hors d’oeuvres. Cash bar.