The North Shore Technology Council will be hosting a special Business Breakfast with a focus on sustainability and our oceans on September 19th. The speaker will be Carl Safina of the Blue Ocean Institute. From the NSTC website posting for the event:
Blessed by being in a coastal region, businesses in the North of Boston region have a special connection and responsibility to the ocean. Carl Safina, founding president of the Blue Ocean Institute, published author and host of PBS’s, Saving the Ocean, will discuss the big picture of how humans are transforming the ocean. Companies will learn how they can help save the oceans through sustainable business practices, support for fisheries management and developing and using clean energy resources.
DANVERSPORT YACHT CLUB
161 Elliott Street
Exit 22E off Rte. 128
Danvers MA 01923
Date and Time
Begins: 09/19/2012 07:00 AM
Ends: 09/19/2012 09:00 AM
Carl Safina is the founding president of Blue Ocean Institute at Stony Brook University where he also co-chairs the Universitys Center for Communicating Science. He is the author of six books and over 100 scientific and popular publications, including features in The New York Times, and National Geographic and a new Foreword to Rachel Carsons The Sea Around Us. His first book, Song for the Blue Ocean, was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Safinas Voyage of the Turtle and The View From Lazy Point were both N.Y. Times Editors Choice books.
Safinas work reveals how the future of living nature and the durability of human dignity are increasingly intertwined. His work probes the science as well as the ethics of our moment with nature. He has studied nature as a scientist, stood for it as an advocate, and conveyed his travels among sea creatures and coastal people in lyrical non-fiction writing.
Studies of seabirds and fishes led to his PhD in Ecology from Rutgers University. Safina helped lead campaigns to ban driftnets, overhaul fisheries law, achieve a United Nations fisheries treaty, and reduce seabird and sea turtle drowning on commercial fishing lines. Along the way, his writings made him a leading voice on humanitys relationship with nature.
Carl Safina has received a MacArthur Prize, a Pew fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the John Burroughs Medal for Literature, the Lannan Literary Award, the National Academies Communication Award, the Chicago’s Brookfield Zoo’s Rabb Medal, a James Beard medal, two honorary doctorates and other honors. Audubon magazine named Carl Safina among its “100 Notable Conservationists of the 20th Century.” In 2011, Utne Reader listed him among “25 Visionaries Changing the World.” Safina also hosts, Saving The Ocean on PBS television.