Exploring Youth Advocacy With Heirs to Our OceansJune 12, 2021 @ 3 pm EDT
Join the Future Blue Youth Council for a chat with Catarina, Shay, and Dakota—all members of Heirs To Our Oceans (H2OO) from around the world! They will share their experiences of being youth ocean advocates. Learn about how the organization was founded, what has inspired each of them to become amazing leaders, and the lessons they have learned while speaking up for our blue planet!
About Our Featured Speakers:
Catarina Lorenzo is a 14-year-old global activist and surfer originally from Salvador, Bahia, Brazil! She is part of the petition children.vs.climate crisis and spoke at the UN with 15 children from all over the world. She is also part of the collective S.O.S Vale Encantado, Heirs to Our Oceans, Green Kingdom, and was a Young Eco Women 2020 Ambassador. She spoke at the opening of Ocean Decade, at the brave new ocean event and is a High Seas youth ambassador. Recently, she has been developing a project called Eco Club Sustentare, which will focus on environmental education and sustainability.
Shay Muñoz is a high school junior from the San Francisco Bay Area who has been a member of the Heirs to Our Oceans Pescadero chapter for three years, working on many projects including cleanups, presentations and community outreach, and initiatives to reduce single-use plastic in her school and community. She has attended multiple H2OO SEALs (Summit for Empowerment, Action and Leadership) and has been a part of the RAISE (Regenerative Agriculture and Indigenous Systems for Our Environment) initiative for two years where they are currently working on a comprehensive research paper about regenerative agriculture reviewed by scientists, farmers, and indigenous leaders.
Fifteen-year-old Dakota Peebler, an independent learner in the San Francisco Bay Area, started a global movement with her sibling Charley and family in May 2016. They formed the nonprofit Heirs To Our Oceans (H2OO), which is committed to empowering, educating and connecting all youth around the protection of the ocean and waterways, and climate action for the next generation and future generations to come.