A very BIG thank you to Peter Neill, a fellow Blue Angel, for including our passionate ocean experiment in his recent PRX radio program World Ocean Radio (heard on NPR affiliates in the US and around the world)
Here's a portion of the transcript:
"Now let me introduce an entirely different advocate: Wallace J. Nichols, known as "J", who as an individual voice is the energy, imagination, and activity behind Blue Mind, more an attitude than an organization, embodying the equation of science and culture, mind and heart, emotion and reason as a means to inspire and inform the public anytime, anywhere, at every level of sophistication and engagement.
J. has no office, no overhead, no staff except himself, engaged in a frantic exercise of daily communication through social media, classes and presentations, professional papers, conferences and workshops, articles and videos, Skype calls and Google chats.
J. may do a TED talk one day, visit an elementary school the next, and meet the next with graduate students in marine science or young adults seeking their way in the context of the ocean.
Throughout it all is a stream of Facebook posts, Tweets, blog entries, and constant social encounter.
J's expenses are raised through an informal campaign whereby some 150 individuals contribute in any amount to support his work, contributions channeled through the Ocean Foundation for accountability and support.
Nichols has his PhD., has worked for several large conservation organizations and educational institutions, has conducted serious research on turtle migrations, and has abandoned that model with its inhibitions and mission statements and fickle funding for a campaign without affiliation, lean, clear, direct, of and with the people, acting with intentionality, reacting to opportunity, with the sole purpose of engaging individuals and groups of all ages, backgrounds, and levels of interest in a straightforward, personal message of and for the sea everywhere."
Hear it here: http://www.prx.org/pieces/91010-205-who-advocates-for-the-ocean
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