An update on Climate Action and Tourism on the Oregon Coast | Big Tourism

December 8, 2022

A global and local conversation

A follow up on the Oregon Coast Visitors Association’s work around tourism and climate action. Join Big Tourism’s host Arica Sears as she discusses COP27 with climate scientist Patty Martin and the reality of global climate work in local communities with Coastal Tourism Resiliency Coordinator Finn Johnson. Tune in for direct calls to action, the role of communications in climate work and how businesses can support the increasing consumer demand for sustainable travel.

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Arica Sears

Arica Sears is a fourth generation resident of a one stoplight town on the Oregon Coast. She was raised in the hand-me-down wetsuits, life jackets, and rubber boots of her two brothers and the waters of the Nestucca River. Her International Studies degree paved the way for her to research the effects of globalization in Peru on indigenous communities, count by-catch on the Ecuadorian coast, teach English in Spain & France, guide scuba diving in Mallorca, and document timber industry practices on the Oregon Coast. Arica currently works for the Oregon Coast Visitors Association as the Destination Management Coordinator for all 363 miles of Oregon coastline. She works with land management agencies, local businesses, nonprofits, government entities, and citizens to inspire travel and strengthen collaboration to create and steward a sustainable coastal economy.