Let's Talk About Sharks: Green Drinks June Forum
- 27-06-2019 19:00 - 21:00
- WeWork@Hunan Road, Shanghai
In honor of Ocean’s Day, Green Initiatives is dedicating our June events to the ocean and its majestic creatures. Moving away from a scientific lecture, our 121st monthly forum will discuss shark’s conservation and our connection to them.
These majestic top predators that are so essential to the natural order of marine ecosystems now face their most severe threat from overfishing.
Many species are threatened with extinction. With our oceans severely degraded, restoring sharks is key to improving the resilience of these water bodies to climate change. Some of the questions we are looking to explore at this event are:
- What are the biggest threats to sharks?
- What are the most effective ways for us to collaborate in shark conservation?
- How can shark/dive tourism be a tool for conservation? What are the negative impacts?
- What are some of the hidden mysteries of sharks?
- Can we transform our relation and perception of sharks?
Join Miao and Austin in an educational and inspiring conversation about sharks.
About the Speakers
Austin Powers, Founder of Loud Ocean
Subject:Austin will share what are the connections between sharks and humans and how we can collaborate in creative ways to protect these animals. He will also speak about diving and its proximity with sharks.
Background:Austin is an artist, director, divemaster, underwater photographer and passionate explorer. He is the founder of Loud Ocean - a creative studio dedicated to ocean conservation, creating content and experiences that help bridge the gap between culture and sustainability.
Miao Wang, Founder & Creative Director at In Sharks We Trust.
Subject: Miao will speak about the threats and challenges shark face today, showing us how ordinary people can act in behalf of shark conservation. As she says: “You don’t have to be a marine biologist to do something for sharks and the ocean.”
Background: Born in Beijing and grew up in the US, the unlikely shark girl has a Bachelors in Design from Yale, Masters in Business from UCLA Anderson, PhD in Life from Diving. Founder of ISWT sustainable swimwear made from reclaimed fishnets and dedicated to shark conservation. She’s currently based in Shanghai as the creative strategist for a Fortune 500 company.