2018 Advocacy Year in Review

A review of the top 5 climate-related stories from the year

On this special episode of the Sea Change podcast, Jenna Valente breaks down the top five climate-related issues of 2018. Subjects discussed include: Conservation Policy and the changes the Trump Administration is making to the policies instituted by his predecessors; the National Ocean Policy (NOP); changes to the Endangered Species Act; the role of the federal government in leading climate policy; protected lands (and waters); energy policy and its impacts on the climate in 2018; the surge of renewable energy in the US; 2018's observable climate change events; and more.

Jenna Valente

A passion for conservation and appreciation for the natural world was engrained in Jenna at a young age. Her father was in the Coast Guard. This meant she always had the fortune of living near the ocean, including Hawaii, Washington State, and Maine. Both of her parents encouraged her to spend the majority of her time outside. As a result, she finds that she is most comfortable barefoot and exploring the coast, countryside, or mountains. Her favorite thing about the ocean is the sheer power of it all. Jenna joined the American Littoral Society as the Healthy Oceans Coalition Coordinator from the Chesapeake Research Consortium where she was a member of the communications staff and focused on building the brand of the program and ensure the health of the Chesapeake Bay. Jenna completed her Executive Master of Natural Resources from Virginia Tech in 2015 and also has her Bachelors in Communication and Journalism from the University of Maine.