Summing Up the Global Climate Action Summit

Summing Up the Global Climate Action Summit

More than 4,000 people gathered last week in San Francisco for the Global Climate Action Summit. Convened by California’s Governor Jerry Brown and UN Special Envoy for climate action Michael Bloomberg, the Summit mobilized local, state, and business leaders to...
From California, Good News on Drift Nets

From California, Good News on Drift Nets

On August 29, state lawmakers in Sacramento, California overwhelmingly voted to phase out drift nets, the highly controversial fishing nets that are blamed for causing the deaths of thousands of marine mammals. The bill does not call for an outright ban on drift nets...
Daniel Ponce-Taylor: Tourism as a Tool for Change

Daniel Ponce-Taylor: Tourism as a Tool for Change

“It doesn’t matter what the definition [of voluntourism] is…it matters what’s happening on the ground.” -Daniel Ponce-Taylor, 2016 Blue Ocean Summit. Born on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea in Valencia, Daniel moved to the Balearic Island of Mallorca a few...