Carbon XPRIZE Executive Director, Dr. Marcius Extavour

Another great show from EarthX

At ASPN's EarthX podcasting studio, Peter and Tyler are thrilled to welcome to the show Dr. Marcius Extavour to the show to discuss the NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE, which is in the final phase of competition. This fascinating discussion covers the benefits of games to promote creative solutions to climate change as well as discussing how the Carbon XPRIZE seeks to find sustainable models to remove CO2 from the atmosphere while creating business opportunities.

Peter Ravella & Tyler Buckingham

Peter and Tyler joined forces in 2015 and from the first meeting began discussing a project that would become Coastal News Today and the American Shoreline Podcast Network. At the time, Peter and Tyler were coastal consultants for Pete’s firm, PAR Consulting, LLC. In that role, they worked with coastal communities in Texas, Florida, and North Carolina, engaged in grant writing, coastal project development, shoreline erosion and land use planning, permitting, and financial planning for communities undertaking big beach restoration projects. Between and among their consulting tasks, they kept talking and kept building the idea of CNT & ASPN. In almost every arena they worked, public engagement played a central role. They spent thousands of hours talking with coastal stakeholders, like business owners, hotel operators, condo managers, watermen, property owners, enviros, surfers, and fishermen. They dived deep into the value, meaning, and responsibility for the American shoreline, segment-by-segment. Common threads emerged, themes were revealed, differences uncovered. There was a big conversation going on along the American shoreline! But, no place to have it. That's where CNT and ASPN were born.