Nurturing the New in Consciousness, the Arts, and Culture
with host Robin White Turtle Lysne, M.A., M.F.A., Ph.D.
This month meet Captain Charles Moore of the Agalita Foundation
CAPTAIN CHARLES MOORE
FOUNDER &? RESEARCH DIRECTOR
Captain Charles Moore founded the Algalita Marine Research Institute in 1994 “to protect and restore the marine environment.” Captain Moore has become a world-renowned expert on the issue, as plastic debris should be seen as the No. 1 threat to the planet.
Moore won the 2014 Peter Benchley Ocean Awards “Hero of the Seas” award, among many others, and has been featured in major media forums including National Public Radio, Rolling Stone, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, NBC, CBS, CNN, “The Late Show with David Letterman, The Colbert Report, ABC’s “Nightline” and “Good Morning America,” and The Wall Street Journal. Published in Marine Pollution Bulletin and Philosophical Transactions of The Royal Society. His book is Plastic Ocean. In June 2012, Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, Canada, bestowed on Captain Moore a well-earned Doctor of Laws Honoris Causa.