In honor of Ocean’s Day, Green Initiatives is dedicating our June events to the ocean and all its majestic creatures. Do you know that the ocean produces over half of the world's oxygen and absorbs 50 times more carbon dioxide than our atmosphere?
It does not matter how far we live from the sea, every second breath comes from the ocean.
The ocean is not just home to us "ocean lovers", but it is home to the greatest abundance of life on our planet. Experts predict that there are more than 300,000 different species underwater, and is still not clear how many of them we know.
With our oceans severely degraded, restoring the balance of species is key to improving the resilience of these water bodies and mitigating climate change.
Moving away from a scientific lecture, our forum will discuss our connections to the ocean, sharks, corals and what can we do to support ocean conservation. Some of the questions we are looking to explore at this event are:
- How are oceans connected to our lives?
- What are the biggest threats to the ocean?
- What are the most effective ways for us to collaborate in conservation?
- What are the roles sharks plays in ocean’s equilibrium and how can shark tourism be a tool for conservation? What are the negative impacts?
- What are some of the hidden mysteries of the ocean?
Join Miao and Austin in an educational and inspiring conversation about life and the ocean.
- 18:30-19:10 Registrations
- 19:10-19:20 Event introduction
- 19:20-20:30 Presentation by our speakers
- 20:30-21:00 Discussions / Q&A
About the Speakers
Austin Powers, Founder of Loud Ocean
Subject:Austin will share what are the connections between ocean and humans and how we can collaborate in creative ways to protect species that are threatened. He will also share 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.
Regular Registration 50RMB
Student Registration 20RMB
At-the-Door(Without RSVP) 70RMB