Sunday, March 8, 2009

Blue Vision Summit - Optimism Mixes with Reality. Scientists and Environmental Leaders Gather in Washington DC.

A fantastic gathering of environmentalists, scientists and others focused on the world's ocean ecosystems is currently in progress in Washington DC. Many small organizations are using this opportunity to network, synergize and advance their efforts to educate and call their members to advocacy. Will keep everyone posted about this essential meeting

The three key themes of the Summit will be:

* Solutions that are working at the local, state and regional level and how to expand them

* Climate and Oceans. How the Marine Community can develop a common voice and plan of action to address fossil fuel fired climate change impacts on the ocean and coastal ... Read Moreenvironment.

* Federal Legislation. The state of the Ocean Act and how to build an effective national constituency for ocean governance reform.

This Summit will demonstrate to the new Obama administration and Congress that there is a strong and diverse constituency ready to work for ocean and coastal protection and restoration. It will also be an opportunity to build a nationwide network of ocean activists ready to act at the local level to assure passage of effective ocean legislation and encourage good administrative and agency policies they support.

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