Voices of a Healthy Ocean E1: Road Trip Kickoff!

July 31, 2022

Fasten your seatbelt and come along!

It is our pleasure to introduce a new collaborative mini-series with our friends at the Healthy Ocean Coalition (HOC)! Hop in and buckle up, dear listeners, because you're about to embark on a road trip with Jenna Valente, Host of the Sea Change Podcast and Director of Advocacy for the HOC and Sarah Winter Whelan, Executive Director of the HOC.

This is not just any old road trip, this is a road trip with a purpose, a road trip with meaning. Sarah and Jenna will be amplifying and celebrating five remarkable people that live and work along the Eastern Seaboard between New York City and Georgia that are making a positive impact in their communities and beyond. Tune in to their kickoff show to learn about where they are going and who they are meeting with along the way.

Show Transcription
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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.