Here is a short but powerful video about the state of the oceans, featuring my friend from the JUNK Raft, Dr Marcus Eriksen. It contrasts the Pacific crossed by a raft in 1958 with the Pacific crossed by the JUNK in 2008 - and the comparison is not favourable.
That's the bad news. The good news is that we can make sure the same tragic degradation does not occur over the coming 50 years. Let's keep using our reusable grocery bags, reusable coffee mugs, and reusable water bottles, and make sure that a similar video created in 2058 will look back and thank us for taking action to avert disaster.
Yesterday afternoon I went to another film premier - my third in a week! (The others were Call It Home: Searching For Truth on Bolinas Lagoon and Fuel, the latest film by Josh Tickell of Veggie Fan fame.
It's a fascinating look at America's addiction to oil, and the viability of alternative fuels for the future. Special guest appearances by various famous faces, including Richard Branson, Cheryl Crowe, Larry Hagman and Willie Nelson.
Entertaining, informative and thought-provoking - highly recommended!
[photo: Roz at the post-premier party with Josh Tickell]
SORRY - I HAVE JUST BEEN INFORMED THAT THIS EVENT IS NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Apologies for any inconvenience, or excess excitement, caused...
One Stroke At A Time: Rowing Across Oceans to Save The Planet
Roz Savage talks about her adventures on the ocean and her mission to draw attention to some of the top environmental issues facing the world today. Supported by video of her solo rows across the Atlantic, and from California to Hawaii, this promises to be an inspiring and informative event.
Date: Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Time: 11:30am - 1:00pm
Location: Monterey Bay Aquarium
Street: 886 Cannery Row
City/Town: Monterey, CA
The Monterey Bay Aquarium in Monterey, California offers visitors nearly 200 award-winning galleries and exhibits. Explore the Monterey Bay Aquarium web site to learn about ocean life, take a virtual tour of the aquarium or plan a visit.
In case you were missing my dulcet tones.... here are a couple of podcasts that I have done since I reached dry land. Not with the inimitable Leo, but enjoyable nonetheless!
Global Understanding with Peter Corless
Adventure Edge Radio with Jimmy Buff
Download and enjoy!