SAFEGUARDING BIG BLUE: Garbage gyres, tsunami debris, marine feedlots and ocean stewardship

Mangrove Action Project and Edmonds Community College Learn and Serve Environmental Anthropology Field School present a free public event
Apr 23, 2012
Captain Charles Moore

Captain Charles Moore, scientist, activist and author of the acclaimed new book Plastic Ocean will give a presentation from 7 – 9 p.m., on May 11, at the Edmonds Conference Center, 201 Fourth Avenue, Edmonds.

A prominent seafaring environmentalist, Captain Moore shares his shocking research on the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and tsunami debris soon reaching our shores.

His presentation and book inspire a fundamental rethinking of the plastic age and growing crisis our blue planet faces.

Alfredo Quarto of Mangrove Action Project and Anne Mosness, organizers of Bluefestival, discuss how our appetite for shrimp and other farmed seafoods is changing coastal biodiversity, ecosystems and communities.

Under the radar screen are policies promoting marine fish farms in our state and nation’s waters, potential approval of genetically engineered fish, even certification of farmed fish as “organic”.

Browse information tables from other sponsoring organizations dedicated to the health and sustainability of our local marine environment and natural resources. (Information table setup at 6:30.  Interested sponsoring organizations, contact Erin at erin@email.edcc.edu).

For more information go to:

Plastic Ocean   http://www.plasticoceanthebook.com/index.html

Algalita Foundation: http://www.algalita.org/

LEAF School www.edcc.edu/LEAF/

Mangrove Action Project  http://mangroveactionproject.org/

Question your Shrimp www.wordpress.questionyourshrimp.org

Anne Mosness 360-224-4100, gowildcampaign@aol.com

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