"We're honored to present Dr. Sylvia Earle with the Care2 Environmental Impact Award for her dedication to save and restore our oceans." said Randy Paynter, Founder and President of Care2. "She has been a lifelong advocate, committed to inspiring a change in public awareness, access and support for marine protected areas worldwide."
As Founder and Chair of The Sylvia Earle Alliance and the consequent global initiative, Mission Blue, Dr. Earle’s work centers around exploring and protecting the world’s oceans. Dr. Earle’s primary area of focus is in developing a global network of areas on land and in the ocean to preserve biodiversity and provide services that aid in combatting accelerating climate change. Dr. Earle has been on the cutting edge of underwater exploration and led the first team of women aquanauts during the Tektite Project in 1970.
Dr. Earle served as chief scientist at NOAA for over 2 years and has led major nonprofit organizations such as the Aspen Institute, the Conservation Fund, the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation and Ocean Futures. Dr. Earle has a B.S. degree from Florida State University, M.S. and PhD. from Duke University, 22 honorary degrees and has authored more than 180 scientific, technical and popular publications, lectured in more than 70 countries, and appeared in hundreds of radio and television productions.
Dr. Earle has received over 100 national and international awards during her impressive and extensive career. As a Care2 Impact Award recipient and Women In Green Forum Trailblazer honoree, Dr. Earle will draw from her extensive background to deliver an acceptance address via recorded video to be shown at at the 2013 Women In Green Forum.
“We are thrilled that Dr. Earle will accept the Care2 Impact Award and be named a Women In Green Forum Trailblazer at the 4th Annual Women In Green Forum,” said Jaime Nack, President of Three Squares Inc., an environmental consulting firm responsible for developing the conference. “The Women In Green Forum’s mission is to honor and celebrate environmental innovators like Dr. Earle and create a community of such leaders to inspire future generations toward careers in environmental stewardship.”
In addition to previewing Dr. Earle’s highly anticipated recorded address, the 2013 Women In Green Forum will offer a dynamic lineup of breakout tracks, skill-building workshops and keynote presentations. Featured speakers include Dr. Ellen Lee of Ford Motor Company, who will discuss her work in the bio-plastics space with Ford’s Plastics Research Team, and Michellene DeBonis of UTA’s the Brand Studio, who will lead a workshop on the importance of storytelling. The Forum will also feature clean technology exhibits and an exclusive clean vehicle Ride and Drive, where attendees will have the opportunity to test drive emerging clean vehicles including cars from Ford’s fleet of EVs and Hybrids.
**About The Women In Green Forum**
The Women In Green Forum, produced by Three Squares Inc., is the premier conference for professionals from all aspects of the environmental industry to discuss the latest clean tech innovations, develop powerful professional networks, and build upon each other’s successes. The Forum is the largest international conference for women in environmental careers.
For more information on the Women in Green Forum and to view a complete agenda, please visit http://www.womeningreenforum.com.
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