The Blue Vision Summit in Washington, DC
We have a new administration in power that has inspired everyone to do their part in helping our country prosper. The country is seeing many new and exciting initiatives taking place. However, with a promise of change, comes great responsibility. Our planet is experiencing numerous environmental problems that are impacting our food supply, economy, national security and quality of life. It is vital that the new administration take action to protect and restore our coasts and oceans. So, who will tell them what they can do to make a difference?
All of us!
Our friends at the Blue Frontier Campaign have organized an amazing 3-day summit that will bring together some of the top leaders from the marine community to discuss key ocean issues that need to be addressed by the Obama administration and state legislatures. The Blue Vision Summit in Washington, DC will take place from March 7-10, 2009. We urge anyone with an interest in ocean and coastal restoration and protection to register for this event. They are offering a student rate of $100, which includes all of the activities outlined in their program. The key speakers are: Dr. Jane Lubchenco (the new Administrator of NOAA), Rep. Sam Farr, Dr. Sylvia Earle, Bill McKibben and myself. You don't want to miss this chance to have your voice heard and show your support for unity within the diverse community of marine conservationists, scientists and businesses.
For more information about the Blue Vision Summit, visit www.bluefront.org/bluevision/