Did you know oceans cover 71% of the planet--providing food, jobs, homes for aquatic wildlife and travel opportunities ranging from the romantic to hardcore adventure expeditions?
Join OTPYM Founder Michaela Guzy as we learn how our oceans are so much more valuable than we realize. Dive into the issues affecting our oceans with ocean expert, marine biologist and author Dr. Wallace J. Nichols. "J" has dedicated his career to studying the intersection of neuroscience and the ocean. Explore the fascinating positive impact of the ocean on each one of us and the research J has conducted to prove its benefits on our well being. And like J., Michaela works to uncover, support and amplify organizations who are working to protect our oceans, whether it be sustainable seafood manufacturing, saving baby sea turtles $1 at a time, surfers whose tourism dollars and volunteer efforts are educating children on remote islands in Panama or using the healing properties of the ocean to help veterans suffering from post traumatic stress disorder.
Global awareness of the Blue Movement is small in comparison to the Green Movement, yet the scale of the issues are equally as urgent, real and much larger. However fear, guilt and facts alone don't build long term support or sustainably effect change. J. and the organizations Blue Mind Life vets and supports create a foundation and recipe for an effective movement that you too can get involved in. A blueprint, you might say. Michaela Guzy, Chief Content Creator, OhThePeopleYouMeet & Michaela's Map
Who is Michaela Guzy? Less than three years ago, Michaela Guzy founded OhThePeopleYouMeet a content site for travelers, foodies and philanthropists with a passion for a genuine connection with the locals people she meets. Today OTPYM has over 50 contributors across the globe and 60,000 fans on Facebook. In June of 2012, she started Michaela’s Map, an original web video series she writes, produces and hosts, which is currently distributed on sites like YahooTravel, Everett Potter, The Daily Meal and of course OTPYM channels and directs and produces commercial video work for the industry. Michaela advises Travel+Social Good and serves as the Corporate Vice Chair for The New York Center for Children. In addition to speaking at various International Luxury Travel Market conferences and Adventure Travel Trade Association Summits, Michaela curates content for T+SG during Social Media Week and NY Travfest. In a past life, Michaela, served as the VP/Global Travel and Strategic Development at American Express Publishing overseeing sales and marketing for blue-chip travel accounts for Travel+Leisure, Food&Wine, Departures, Executive Travel, Black Ink and Time Inc. brands.
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