But First – MARCH FOR THE OCEAN 2019 This year the second global March for the Ocean (M4O) fell on World Oceans Day, Saturday June 8. Marches took place from Paris France to Florida, New York (where I joined the NY Aquarium marching on the Coney Island boardwalk), New Jersey, Massachusetts, Virginia, Colorado, Northern and […]
Heartlands to the Ocean: Water Planet Blue Frontier and the Center for the Blue Economy published our promised report (see BN#173) identifying top priorities for making our coasts and public seas more climate resilient while maintaining the blue economy. They appear in the environmental science news journal Mongabay. We call for a complete reformation of […]
This story was originally published by David Helvarg in the Bay Nature on March 21, 2019. It can be viewed here. Point Molate’s eelgrass beds are visible from the shore. (Photo by David Helvarg) This is an op-ed by David Helvarg, the co-chair of the Point Molate Alliance, which opposes the housing plan. On March 19, […]
This story was originally published by David Helvarg, Jason Scorse on 13 March 2019 in Mongabay (News and Inspiration from Nature’s Frontline). It can be viewed here. The Green New Deal (GND) is a U.S. resolution that aims to address economic inequality and global warming through a set of proposed economic stimulus projects. As nearly […]
The young activists I work with don’t allow me much time for gloomy pessimism. Groups like Heirs to our Oceans and Sea Youth Rise Up, and individuals like Hannah Testa, the sixteen-year-old anti-plastics activist who participated in our first global March for the Ocean last June and helped get the state of Georgia to establish a Plastic Pollution Awareness Day, are not just future leaders. They are our partners today, if we’re willing to work with them, mentor when asked, and maintain a sense of realistic possibilities for the future they’re looking towards.
Pessimism of the spirit and optimism of the will are about saving enough to rebuild, even if we may not see the results in our own lifetimes.