Staten Island with Mac Cardona of cWave Labs | Voices of a Healthy Ocean

August 11, 2022

The road trip continues in Staten Island!

In episode 2, Sarah and Jenna reached their first stop on their road trip, Staten Island! Tune in to hear their ocean-side discussion with dear friend and partner of the Healthy Ocean Coalition, Mac Cardona. Mac is a wildlife biologist and a visual story sharer who was called to action by her many years of experience in the scientific field, where she identified how some communities are excluded from sharing in the beauty of nature through inaccessible information and places.

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Jenna Valente & Sarah Winter Whelan

Sarah Winter Whelan and Jenna Valente run the Healthy Ocean Coalition as the Executive Director and Director of Advocacy. Together, they are driven by the reality that, for far too long, policymakers have approached the climate change and biodiversity loss crises as separate issues, leading to decisions being made in silos. As a result, far too many policies for ocean conservation and protection are not reflective of the interconnectedness of the ecosystem and its collective impact on all life on Earth. They believe collaboration is key to ensuring ocean conservation policies in the United States are informed by and reflective of the people, regions, and wildlife they should serve. They work to remove barriers that keep people from becoming ocean advocates by providing relevant and timely information, building capacity to speak out for the ocean, and highlighting opportunities to engage with policymakers. They lift the work and voices of our network members to those in power and make advocacy for change more effective and efficient.