Taking Action for Ocean Conservation with Philippe and Ashlan Cousteau

February 14, 2020 1:00 PM


Join filmmaker and explorer Philippe Cousteau alongside journalist Ashlan Cousteau as they discuss their extensive work in international ocean and environmental advocacy. During this live event, hosted by EarthEcho International, participants will be able to ask questions via video and chat.

Philippe is the founder of EarthEcho International, a leading nonprofit founded on Philippe Cousteau, Sr.'s belief that youth have the power to change our planet. Through EarthEcho, Philippe and Ashlan, now with their daughter Vivienne, support the activation of the world's youth in tackling the most pressing environmental challenges of our time.

Join us to find out how YOU can take action TODAY to change the world!


Philippe Cousteau

Co-Founder, EarthEcho International

Inspired by the legacy of his grandfather Jacques Cousteau, Philippe is an multi Emmy-Nominated TV host and producer as well as an author, speaker, and social entrepreneur.

He and his wife Ashlan are the stars of The Travel Channel’s newest series Caribbean Pirate Treasure.  It follows the Cousteaus as they travel around the Caribbean, diving into maritime mysteries, exploring pirate histories and investigating the lore of lost treasures. Winner of a Cynopsis Media Award for Best Adventure Reality Series, the show’s second season premiers in summer 2018.  In addition, Philippe is the host and executive producer of the multi-Emmy nominated series Awesome Planet, now filming its fifth season which is syndicated on Fox and Hulu.

Philippe and Ashlan’s latest project is a new Virtual Reality series in partnership with Jaunt VR.  This new adventure series called, The Last Of… will explore some of the world’s most endangered animals.

Philippe is also producer and host of a three-part series exploring innovation for sustainability in business sponsored by United Technologies.

In 2016 Philippe teamed up with his wife Ashlan to co-host Nuclear Sharks, the #1 show for Discovery’s Shark Week. In 2015, they co-hosted a three-part series with Takepart.com, exploring tiger and rhino conservation in Nepal called Treasures of the Terai.

As a special correspondent for CNN, he has hosted several award-winning shows, including Going Green and Expedition Sumatra. Philippe has also hosted and produced television programs for Animal Planet and the 8- part series Oceans for the BBC and Discovery Channel.

Philippe has served as a consultant on a select group of international resort developments where he advises on best practices for social and environmental sustainability and his team designs immersive and meaningful 21st century experiences that leverage local environmental and cultural assets to redefine destinations.

In 2012 he was the president and spokesperson of the US Pavilion at the Yeosu World Expo in South Korea.  His firm designed, built and operated the Pavilion in partnership with the United States Department of State.

As an author, Philippe latest children’s book, Follow the Moon Home has been chosen for the prestigious Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List.  In addition, he has co-written two award-winning books, Going Blue and Make a Splash, both of which have won multiple awards, including Learning Magazine’s 2011 Teachers’ Choice Award for the Family, a Gold Nautilus Award, and a 2010 ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Gold Award.

His conservation efforts are focused on solving global social and environmental problems. In 2004 he founded EarthEcho International, a leading environmental education organization dedicated to inspiring youth to take action for a sustainable planet.

Philippe is a sought-after speaker having hosted and keynoted various events for the United Nations, Harvard University, the University of Florida, the Society of Environmental Journalists, The Economist Magazine global summit, and countless corporate events and global conferences. He has testified before Congress several times and most recently presented at TEDx Pennsylvania Ave.

Philippe and his wife, fellow adventurer and TV host Ashlan Gorse-Cousteau, reside in Los Angeles, California

Ashlan Gorse Cousteau

Journalist & Environment Advocate

Veteran journalist & adventurer Ashlan Gorse Cousteau travels the world in search of stories that entertain and inspire.

Ashlan is the co-star of Travel Channel’s hit adventure series, Caribbean Pirate Treasure, currently in its second season.  She, along with her husband Philippe Cousteau, dive into maritime mysteries, explore pirate history and investigate the lore of lost treasures.  Her documentary, Nuclear Sharks, filmed for Discovery Channel's 2016 Shark Week premiered as the #1 rated show across all cable programming.  The Cousteaus traveled to the Marshall Islands, leading an expedition to film, tag and investigate the mystical grey reef sharks who survived against all odds in the fall out of one of the world’s largest nuclear testing grounds.  

For over a decade, Ashlan worked as a correspondent and fill-in anchor for Emmy award winning entertainment shows E! News and Entertainment Tonight covering all things pop culture.  

Cousteau’s endeavors go beyond the small screen.  In January of 2017, she traveled to Antarctica to be a headlining speaker at the first Ted Talk from the White Continent, TedxScottBase.  At the request of the United Nations, Ashlan served as host for the UN’s convention in Quito, Ecuador.  She was selected by former Vice-President Al Gore to be the opening anchor for his international live broadcast of 24Hours of Reality and she has presented to the Society of Environmental Journalists and SXSW Eco and continues to be a leading voice for environmental issues on Capitol Hill.

Ashlan graduated from the prestigious School of Journalism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  She and her spouse Philippe live in Los Angeles with their rescued Siberian Husky, Kenai Cousteau.

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