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This Blue Planet: Preserving and Sustaining a Healthy Earth Return to listing


Alexandra Cousteau, granddaughter of Jacques-Yves Cousteau and founder of Blue Legacy, will give Carolina's Campus Earth Week keynote address. A National Geographic "Emerging Explorer," filmmaker and globally recognized advocate on water issues, Alexandra Cousteau continues the work of her renowned grandfather Jacques-Yves Cousteau and her father Philippe Cousteau, Sr. She has mastered the remarkable storytelling tradition handed down to her and has the unique ability to inspire audiences on the weighty issues of policy, politics and action.

Alexandra is dedicated to advocating the importance of conservation and sustainable management of water in order to preserve a healthy planet. Her global initiatives seek to inspire and empower individuals to protect not only the ocean and its inhabitants, but also the human communities that rely on freshwater resources.

This event is offered by Carolina's Water in our World campus-wide water theme in partnership with the UNC Institute for the Environment, Sustainability Office, Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering and Gillings School for Public Health, and the Center for Galapagos Studies.

This event is free and open to the public.

  Location: Sonja Hanes Stone Center Auditorium
  Date: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
  Time: 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
  Sponsor: UNC Institute for the Environment
  Price: Free
  For more information, contact the event administrator: Katie Hall mchall@email.unc.edu

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