Jul 2, 2018
What action can we take today to help save our oceans from plastic pollution?
"If you can work with nature, we
can flourish together." ~ Jo Royle
In this episode Amisha meets up with skipper, activist and ocean campaigner Jo Royle. Jo's work with Common Seas is focussed on reducing the threat from plastic pollution, working with industry leaders to eradicate single-use plastics and address the cultural and economic root causes of the problem.
Despite growing up landlocked
and suffering a crippling autoimmune disease during her teens,
Jo spent much of her childhood in a dinghy in Devon. After
studying at university and making a determined recovery from
illness, Jo set sail as a young adult to work at sea full time for
over a decade, skippering a variety of vessels and leading projects
across the globe.
On her travels Jo saw first hand where our relationship to the seas is out of balance and this fuelled her determination to advocate for oceans and marine life.
Jo shares with us some harrowing stories and heartbreaking statistics from ocean expeditions to the front lines of climate change. She offers straightforward solutions that we can all implement now and ways to become ocean activists in our daily lives.
"Most important is for more and more of us to have good times on and by the water. The more you connect with nature, whether the sea or a forest the more you will learn about it and the more you want to protect it." ~ Jo Royle