Confronting the Plastic Pandemic: Eben Schwartz's Vision for a Cleaner Future | Shorewords!
Get inspired by Eben Schwartz's dedication to our oceans.
Eben Schwartz has a lengthy history working on plastic pollution and marine debris, topics on which he has become one of the country’s leading authorities. He has led California’s Coastal Cleanup Day, chaired the West Coast Marine Debris Alliance, was awarded an Aspen Institute Fellowship, served as one of the inaugural Catto Fellows for emerging leaders in the environment and energy sector, and has travels around the world to talk about the challenges and potential solutions for marine debris and plastic pollution. In 2020, Eben was appointed to serve for 18 months on the National Academies. Committee on the United States Contributions to Global Ocean Plastic Waste (https://nap.nationalacademies.org/catalog/26132/reckoning-with-the-us-role-in-global-ocean-plastic-waste). Join host Lesley Ewing in conversation with Eben Schwartz about his decades long environmental career and some of the books and events that influence his life path.