Saving Oceans by Electing Responsible U.S. Senators and Representatives
November 7, 2012
Hosted by Rob Moir
It's the day after the 2012 election, Mike Dunmyer of Ocean Champions talks with me about how oceans benefitted. Ocean Champions is the political nonprofit that actively campaigns for good legislators. Currently Ocean Champions recognizes 31 decision-makers on the Hill as good on oceans. Setting a goal to up the number to 40, OC endorsed 46 candidates. Today the winners are 40 to 43 legislators with 3 of 4 leading in races too close to call. Ocean Champions are Democrats, Republicans and Independents Congressional leaders. Mike describes many of the endorsed candidates. Ocean Champions took the lead with others in a campaign to defeat a Congressman known as Ocean Enemy #1. Mike explains how despite failing to unseat progress is made in advancing ocean conservation. To discover who is and will soon be championing ocean conservation in Washington tune in and visit www.oceanriver.org for more information and biographies.
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With the knowledge of Carson and the courage of Achilles, individuals are steadfastly going the distance to defend wildlife and ecosystems from assaults of environmental degradations and destructions. Join environmental studies scientist Dr. Rob Moir for lively dialogue and revealing narrative inquiry into how individuals are overcoming the obstacles turning forlorn hope into effective actions for oceans, rivers, watersheds, wildlife and ecosystems. Discover how listening to individuals, thinking locally, and acting in concert with other, you can act to save ecosystems. Got environmental stewardship? Become an Eco-steward. Act to bring about a greener and blue Planet Earth.
Rob Moir is director and founder of the Ocean River Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Dr. Moir, an educator and scientist, has been a leader of citizen science and efforts to clean up Salem Sound and Boston Harbor, as founder of Salem Sound Harbor Monitors & Salem Sound 2000, later president of Save the Harbor/Save the Bay, and through his appointment by the Secretary of Interior to the Boston Harbor Islands Partnership. He was formerly Curator of Natural History at the Peabody Essex Museum, Curator of Education at the New England Aquarium and Executive Director of the Discovery Museums in Acton, MA. Dr. Moir was awarded a Switzer Environmental Fellowship from the Robert & Patricia Switzer Foundation, and the James Centorino Award for Distinguished Performance in Marine Education by the National Marine Educators Association, which he later served as president. He was Sea Education Association’s first assistant scientist to work consecutive voyages of the R.V. Westward in 1979 and 1980, an advancement officer for his alma mater, Hampshire College and serves today on the boards of his alma mater, Cambridge School of Weston, Ocean Champions, and the Massachusetts League of Environmental Voters. Dr. Moir has a Ph.D. in Environmental Studies and a Masters of Science and Teaching from Antioch New England Graduate School in Keene, NH and certificate of studies from the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole.