Encore: Child Honoring, an All Inclusive Culture of Respect for People, Wildlife and Environments

December 24, 2015
Hosted by Rob Moir

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In 1979 Raffi was kissed by a beluga whale. In that gentle gesture Raffi knew that for people to save wildlife or cleanup degraded environments there must be love for the other. Raffi’s Baby Beluga and Down by the Bay are songs cherished by families whose children are now adults continuing on. Raffi’s original philosophy of Child Honouring: How to Turn This World Around has become, more than a book, a covenant of nine principles: Respectful Love, Diversity, Caring Community, Conscious Parenting, Emotional Intelligence, Nonviolence, Safe Environments, Sustainability, & Ethical Commerce. Raffi tells how his work evolved from troubadour to champion of a global ethic that views life and communities through the lens of child honoring. Hear Raffi weave in the importance of stewardship and respect for families and environments from imperiled whales to global warming and climate change. Be inspired by a peacemaking culture of responsible stewardship for our world and all inhabitants on earth.

Moir’s Environmental Dialogues

Moir’s Environmental Dialogues

Thursdays at 12 Noon Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Variety Channel

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. Moir’s Environmental Dialogues is broadcast live every Thursday at 12 Noon Pacific Time on The VoiceAmerica Variety Channel.

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Rob Moir

Rob Moir

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.

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Bert 'Washasha X' Lettsome

Bert Lettsome, Reggae artist a.k.a. 'Washasha X', is Chief Conservation Officer of the British Virgin Islands. He advised formation of the Virgin Island Environmental Council. Talking with Rob in Road Town, Bert describes why nature in the British Virgin Island is more diverse than anywhere else in the Caribbean. To protect it and maintain pristine, undisturbed nature in the Virgin Islands, we must all make choices. We also get to hear his songs. “Choices” and “Ras Mangrove” enlightens us and forces us to examine our actions and the resulting impact on the natural environment. It clearly explains the benefits, functions, uses and importance of the coastal mangrove forest. He became a local sensation when dressed as mangrove he danced in the street. “A hard-hitting, unique, educational, inspirational and cultural dub poetry. In Ras Mangrove, Washasha X delivers again showing his uniqueness and creativity as a Reggae artist and Producer.” (http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/washashax3) View Guest page

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Peter Alexander

Peter Alexander is director of Talking Conservation (www.talkingconservation.org). He is the lead architect of a government and private initiative to forge a comprehensive ecosystem restoration and conservation strategy for the Gulf of Maine (www.gulfofmaine.org/gomrc).Peter has worked for the Healing Our Waters®--Great Lakes Coalition, a group of more than 100 zoos, aquariums, agencies, and conservation groups working to restore the Great Lakes. Peter holds a Masters Degree in Environmental Studies from Antioch New England Graduate School and lives in Portland Maine. His Op Ed pieces appear in newspapers throughout Maine. A well-respected singer-songwriter and guitarist, Peter has performed for audiences all over and shared the stage with luminaries of rock and folk music, including Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Tim Hardin, Chuck Berry, the Animals, and others. He is an expert sailor and avid boatman, spending as much time as possible on Casco Bay. View Guest page

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Lenni Armstrong

Lenni Armstrong is a visualization professional in the Boston area with over twenty years of experience in visualization design and teaching. Her educational interactives have informed thousands across the country, appearing in museums and on-line, as well as health care web sites and videos. Passionately committed to acting as a steward of Earth, she excels at conveying information about structures and events outside the range of human perception: from the nanoscale to the global scale, and from events occurring in a nanosecond to changes occurring over geological time. Lenni gets to the heart of what needs to be conveyed and how to use visualization to convey it. She is currently documenting climate change and ecosystem restoration through interactive data visualization.www.informmotion.biz With Somerville Climate Action, she organizes de-paving events that bring people together to improve their environment. See: TEDxSomerville - DePAVE the WAY http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlTG0Y_zknc View Guest page

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