WSL PURE | One Ocean presented by Outerknown: Episode 4 - Rafael Bergstrom
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WSL PURE | One Ocean presented by Outerknown: Episode 4 - Rafael Bergstrom

Rafael Bergstrom, Executive Director of Sustainable Coastlines HI, breaks down the recently-passed Bill 40, a monumental measure banning single-use plastic in Hawaii, and details the efforts it took to push it through and how it will impact the state going forward.

Listen, download and subscribe to WSL PURE | One Ocean presented by Outerknown wherever you get your podcasts.

Show Notes:

You can learn more about Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii here http://sustainablecoastlineshawaii.org/ and Bill 40 here. https://www.kitv.com/story/41454281/bill-40-signed-into-law-banning-most-disposable-plastics-on-oahu-by-2022

Also check out our other partners working to protect Hawaii.

https://www.kokuahawaiifoundation.org/ https://oahu.surfrider.org/ https://www.zerowasteoahu.org/

This week's Flotsam + Jetsam!

Thanks to Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johsnon (https://www.instagram.com/ayanaeliza) (https://twitter.com/ayanaeliza) for her work to promote a "Blue New Deal." Check out her op-ed summarizing it here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/12/10/green-new-deal-has-big-blue-gap-we-need-protect-our-oceans/

Our friends at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory https://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/ have some exciting research re: coral and how it helps us understand our past, and our future available here: https://graphics.reuters.com/CLIMATE-CHANGE-CORALS/0100B33V2CC/index.html

Take a deep dive into Neal Agarwal's "The Deep Sea" https://neal.fun/deep-sea. Finally, if interested in the UNFCCC's Sports For Climate Action Framework, you can learn more here: https://unfccc.int/climate-action/sectoral-engagement/sports-for-climate-action

Thanks for listening!

Hit us up on email at oneocean@wslpure.org or find us on all the social sites @wslpure!

See you in 2020!

 

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