Ayana Elizabeth Johnson is a marine biologist, conservation strategist, founder of Ocean Collectiv & Urban Lab, and an adjunct professor at New York University.
Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson is a marine biologist turned climate activist. Here's why she has hope for the future. Get Dr. Johnson's book: https://www.amazon.com/All-We-Can-Save-Solutions/dp/0593237064Listen to Dr. Johnson's podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/how-to-save-a-planet/id1525955817
Marine biologist Ayana Elizabeth Johnson has to be among the busiest scientists in the world. She runs a conservation consulting firm, Ocean Collectiv, as well as a think tank focused on the future of coastal cities called the Urban Ocean Lab. She was an advisor to Elizabeth Warren’s campaign. In June, she wrote an influential op-ed for The Washington Post that explained to white environmentalists why it’s critical for them to join the movement for racial justice. She’s currently editing an anthology of essays by women climate leaders, and also writing her own book on solutions to climate change. And starting this week, she’s cohosting a new podcast with industry titan Alex Blumberg ambitiously titled How to Save a Planet. Her journey to becoming a star in the environmental movement has been defined by a collaborative approach to problem solving, and now she’s asking us all to work together on answering a very big question: What does the future look like if we get it right? This episode of the Outside Podcast is brought to you by Hydro Flask, maker of the new Trail Series bottle, which lets you go farther with less weight. Learn more about it and purchase yours at hydroflask.com/trailseries    
With some fresh updates, ocean and policy expert Dr. Ayana Johnson guests in an encore presentation of a fan favorite episode.  Hear updates from her, learn about her new podcast “How to Save a Planet,” and what she’s been up to since this episode originally aired in 2018. Are plastic straws really that bad? What's the oldest message in a bottle? Any scuba vs. snorkel strategies? Does sunscreen kill coral? Can we reverse ocean warming in our lifetime? Alie struggles with finding a balance between the wonders and the bummers, and in the first 20 or so minutes, we’ll learn weird ocean trivia, why we love the sea, and facts about the ocean's depths and beauty. Then, we get to the sad stuff: ocean health, climate change, acidification, pollution, policy and what we can all do. If you've been feeling helpless, this episode gives you all the tools you need to understand and help our friend, the World Ocean. Also: some great information about whale pee. A donation went to UrbanOceanLab.org   Buy her book, out on September 22: https://www.allwecansave.earth Her podcast: “How to Save a Planet”  https://gimletmedia.com/shows/howtosaveaplanet Dr. Johnson's OceanCollectiv.co Dr. Johnson on Twitter @ayanaeliza and Instagram @ayanaeliza Dr. Johnson's website: ayanaelizabeth.com Become a patron of Ologies for as little as a buck a month: www.Patreon.com/ologies OlogiesMerch.com has hats, shirts, pins, totes! Follow @Ologies on Twitter or Instagram Follow @AlieWard on Twitter or Instagram More links at www.alieward.com Sound editing by Steven Ray Morris Theme song by Nick ThorburnSupport the show: http://Patreon.com/ologiesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson is a marine biologist, policy expert, and conservation strategist. She joins Sophia on "Work In Progress" to share how her field combines science, policy, culture, and justice, why the way we interact with nature now affects its ability to heal for the future, the major role the ocean plays in the climate system, and much more.Executive Producers: Sophia Bush & Sim SarnaSupervising Producer: Allison BresnickAssociate Producer: Caitlin LeeEditor: Matt SasakiMusic written by Jack Garratt and produced by Mark FosterArtwork by Kimi SelfridgeThis show is brought to you by Cloud10 & Brilliant Anatomy, and powered by Simplecast.This episode is sponsored by Ritual, Helix, Athletic Greens, Public Goods, and Elixinol.
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