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Ep 08 – Ocean Conservancy

On today’s episode of the GIVE podcast, we bring you Jeff Watters of Ocean Conservancy. This non-profit works with the public to protect the ocean from today’s greatest global challenges by creating science-based solutions for a healthy ocean and the wildlife and communities that depend on it.

Today we bring you Jeff Watters of Ocean Conservancy, a non-profit organization that works with the public to protect the ocean from today’s greatest global challenges by creating science-based solutions for a healthy ocean and the wildlife and communities that depend on it.  Jeff has been with Ocean Conservancy since 2011 and is the Senior Director, Government Relations. 

 

Jeff brings us a story of optimism and empowerment – not the “doom and gloom” scenarios we see about the environment.  He and his organization believe that through bipartisan communication, initiatives can be fostered to bring the change that the oceans and coasts desperately need, particularly in Florida.

 

No matter where you are in Florida, you are 60 miles from the coast.  Water affects everything, and everyone is connected to the water in not only the state of Florida, but around the country.  Ocean Conservancy strives to bring this issue into the forefront, creating a unified feeling of responsibility for the oceans no matter where you might reside.

 

Through initiatives such as Shores Forward, which has created a partnership with the city of Miami to help conserve the coasts and oceans to the Super Bowl promoted initiative, Oceans to Everglades which is working to create cleaner water from the Everglades to the ocean – Ocean Conservancy is committed to helping conserve our oceans.

 

How can you help?

As always, fundraise on social media (choose their organization for your birthday charity on Facebook!)

Donate and ask others to do the same

Reduce single use plastic

Can’t donate?  Volunteer!  Reduce the amount of water that you use.  Spread the word to those that can donate – everything helps!

 

Please don’t forget to share this episode!  Sharing this episode will help Ocean Conservancy achieve their mission and increase their impact and help us at the GIVE Podcast keep spreading the word about important charities and nonprofits.

 

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Where to find Ocean Conservancy

Website | Facebook | Instagram| Twitter | LinkedIn

 

Full episode transcription can be found here.

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