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Dr. Nancy Knowlton joins me on the podcast to discuss the Earth Optimism Summit that is occurring on April 21st-23rd to discuss Conservation Successes happening all over the world.

We, as science communicators; scientists; and, conservationist, tend to focus on the doom and gloom of conservation, the "What's not going right with the environment." However, people don't respond to that much. In fact, they tend to ignore it because they don't want to here negative things all the time. They need hope. Earth Optimism provides that hope because it demonstrate that the Earth can be fixed. 

Enjoy the podcast!

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Direct download: SUFB_S296_SeeingTheOceanThroughOptimism.mp3
Category:ocean optimism -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

I found something quite interesting when I started to communicate Marine Science and Ocean Conservation to build an audience that wanted to live for a better Ocean. People didn't like to hear the doom and gloom that I was telling them related to all of the Ocean Issues. A friend of mine said she liked watching the videos I made on my You Tube channel, but she had to stop because it was depressing her. My message was having the opposite effect of its purpose. I was making people give up hope rather than inspiring them to do something about the problems that plagued the Ocean.

I had to change my tone and my message quickly. I did some research on what people were sharing on social media in relation to the Ocean. Most of the content was fun facts or a specific event that happened. For example, there was one video of a seal hitching a ride on a humpback whale to avoid being hunted by an orca that was following the humpback whale. The video was in relation to a study that found humpback whales often helped other species from harm. A great message identifying compassion in marine mammals that is quite unique in the Ocean. 

We need more of these messages to inspire people to fall in love with the Ocean again and want to protect it.

Enjoy the podcast!

Are you looking to change the way you eat for a better health and environment? Start using Arbonne nutrition and health care products that are all natural and environmentally friendly. I use them all the time and their nutrition line has transformed the way I eat and my health.

Email me today, andrew@speakupforblue.com to find out how you can transform your health.

Looking to transform your health and wellness using Arbonne products? Learn about our starter package to get you living for a better Ocean by contacting me at andrew@speakupforblue.com.

Direct download: SUFB_S229_WhereIsTheOceanOptimism.mp3
Category:ocean optimism -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

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