Delaney Reynolds headed off to Washington D.C. in mid-September for John Kerry and the State Department’s Our Ocean’s One Future Leadership Summit. She’s attending as part of Phillipe Cousteau’s EarthEcho organization for which she was selected earlier this year as one of his 12 global Young Leaders. EarthEcho’s Youth Leadership Council is comprised of young environmental leaders from across the country, ages 15-22. Delaney Reynolds, a senior at Miami’s Palmer Trinity School, is well known for having founded The Sink or Swim Project and its WWW.miamisearise.com as well as her highly regarded Tedx Talk on global warming and sea level rise.
Reynolds explained the trip in her blog earlier.
“I am thankful to be a member of Philippe Cousteau’s inaugural Earth Echo Youth Leadership Council and in that capacity will be attending the 2016 Our Ocean One Future Leadership Summit at Georgetown University in Washington D.C. on the 15th and 16th,” Reynolds said. “During our time together I will visit the Ocean Conservancy to discuss ocean policy, attend the Our Ocean One Future Summit, visit Capitol Hill, and hear Secretary of State John Kerry conduct a Town Hall.”
Secretary Kerry will be hosting the 2016 Our Oceans Conference and in doing so plans to call today’s youth to action to protect our worlds’ waters and its inhabitants. The Conference shall focus on threats to our oceans in four areas including Marine Protected Areas, Climate Change, Sustainable Fisheries and Marine Pollution. To learn more about The Our Oceans, One Future Leadership Summit visit ourocean2016.org/#event.
To learn more about Delaney Reynolds efforts, visit her blog at miamisearise.com/.
“Our oceans are vital to earth and mankind’s existence, yet their importance is often invisible to people’s eyes,” said EarthEcho YLC member Delaney Reynolds. “As our population grows, and as our atmosphere warms, protecting our oceans will be critical to every living creature on the planet. Working with Mr. Cousteau and EarthEcho, as well as being part of the conversation with other youth leaders from my generation is humbling and exciting. I can’t wait to help.”
To learn more about Delaney Reynolds and The Sink of Swim Project, visit www.miamisearise.com. To view Delaney’s Tedx Talk on sea level rise and global warming visit www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSbYwuODwnS.