9-Week Action Replays

9-Week Action Replay Listing

WEEK 1 - Changing the Dream

WEEK 2 - Feeding the World

WEEK 3 - Saving Our Vanishing Species

WEEK 4 - Ensuring Clean Water

WEEK 5 - Building an Economy That Works

WEEK 6 - Slowing Climate Change

WEEK 7 - Shifting Our Energy Reality

WEEK 8 - Transforming Corporate Control

WEEK 9 - Awakening the Dreamer

Vanishing Ocean Species
Recorded on May 15, 2014
With Sara Young: Marine Scientist, Oceana & Lee Crockett: Director of U.S. Oceans at The Pew Charitable Trusts & Chef Nora Pouillon: Chef at Restaurant Nora, author & Major General Michael R. Lehnert: Retired Commanding General, Marine Corps Installations West, Endangered Species Coalition Board Member
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Sara Young is the Marine Scientist for Oceana's Climate and Energy Team. She is working to incorporate new and exciting science about marine mammals, ocean acidification, and many other key issues into the Climate Team’s arsenal, in order to prevent the expansion of offshore drilling and promote offshore wind energy. Before coming to Oceana, Sara was a member of the policy team for the Consortium for Ocean Leadership, working on projects such as the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative and the National Ocean Sciences Bowl. She also worked in the Marine Animal Rehabilitation Center, focusing on returning seals, turtles, and porpoises back to their natural habitat. Sara holds a B.Sc. in Marine Biology and an M.Res. in Marine Mammal Science from the University of St Andrews. This means Sara has spent many days wrestling seals, spotting whales, and freezing on some deserted beaches, all for the sake of marine conservation, and loving every minute of it.

Lee Crockett joined Pew in June 2007 and currently serves as director of U.S. Oceans where he leads Pew’s efforts to establish policies to end overfishing and promote ecosystem-based fisheries management under the authority of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA). As director, Crockett oversees all of Pew’s U.S. fisheries campaigns, including efforts in the Northeast, South Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, U.S. Caribbean, Pacific and North Pacific. Before joining Pew, Crockett was executive director of the Marine Fish Conservation Network, the largest national coalition dedicated exclusively to promoting the sustainable management of ocean fish. Under his leadership, the Network played a key role in reauthorization of the MSA. Previously, he was a fishery biologist with the National Marine Fisheries Service, leading agency efforts to protect essential fish habitat. He also served as a staff member of the House Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries, working on a variety of fisheries, environmental and boating safety issues. Lee has a BS in Biology and a MS in Biological Oceanography from the University of Connecticut. Prior to attending college, he served in the U.S. Coast Guard. He also is an avid angler who enjoys fishing the Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay.

Nora Pouillon is a pioneer and champion of organic, environmentally conscious cuisine. Born in Vienna, Austria, Nora came to Washington, D.C., in the late 1960s. She was shocked to discover the processed, chemical-laden foods Americans were eating, which she realized contributed to their health problems. That’s when she embarked on her crusade to promote a healthier lifestyle. In the 1970s, Nora began to develop an extensive network of organic and natural farmers, personally driving out to farms in the Washington, D.C., area to purchase local produce and meats for her family and her cooking class/catering business. When she opened Restaurant Nora in 1979, she continued to use these farmers to supply the restaurant with seasonal organic produce while introducing other D.C. chefs to the farmers as well. She also initiated D.C.’s first producer-only farmer’s market, called FRESHFARM Markets, which now includes eleven markets in the metropolitan area. By the mid-1990s, nearly all of the products used at Restaurant Nora were certified organic. Nora sought out Oregon Tilth, a certifying agency, and worked with them for two years to establish the organic certification standards for restaurants. In 1999, Restaurant Nora became the first certified organic restaurant in the United States, a feat accomplished by few since. Nora tirelessly advocates her commitment to nutritionally wholesome food and a sustainable, health-focused lifestyle based on the premise that you are what you eat, drink, and breathe. This philosophy not only extends to her restaurant, but also to her outreach work. Each year, Nora hosts five Women Chefs & Restaurateurs interns at the restaurant, and she sits on the board of directors of seven food and environmental organizations. Nora is the author of Cooking with Nora, a seasonal menu cookbook that was a finalist for the Julia Child Cookbook Award, and she is currently working on her memoirs.

Major General Michael R. Lehnert is recently retired as the Commanding General of Marine Corps Installations West. As Commanding General, he was responsible for environmental stewardship of seven major Marine installations. Major General Lehnert began his career with the Marines in 1973. During his 36 years of service, he was stationed in North Carolina, Texas, Oregon, Virginia, California, Panama, Japan, the Philippines, and Cuba and led Marines during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Throughout his career, Major General Lehnert has championed the cause of environmental stewardship in the Marine Corps. He was most recently stationed at California’s Camp Pendleton, home to 18 threatened or endangered species. Under General Lehnert, Camp Pendleton pursued extensive stewardship of species—such as restricting maneuvers during the nesting season of California least tern and Western snowy plover and clearing miles of invasive species to protect the endangered arroyo toad. Under his command, the Marine Corps enjoyed significant success on other installations in protecting the Sonoran Pronghorn antelope in Yuma and the Desert tortoise at 29 Palms. During his nearly five years in command of the West Coast bases, his installations received numerous awards for protecting the environment and for energy conservation. He is also the National Conflict Resolution Center’s 2010 National Peacemaker Honoree.