David Helvarg is Executive Director of Blue Frontier Campaign (www.bluefront.org) and the author of five books: Blue Frontier, The War Against the Greens, 50 Ways to Save the Ocean, Rescue Warriors and Saved by the Sea. He is editor of the Ocean and Coastal Conservation Guide, organizer of several ‘Blue Vision’ Summits for ocean activists, and winner of Coastal Living Magazine’s 2005 Leadership Award and the 2007 Herman Melville Literary Award. Helvarg worked as a war correspondent in Northern Ireland and Central America, covered a range of issues from military science to the AIDS epidemic, and reported from every continent including Antarctica. An award-winning journalist, he produced more than 40 broadcast documentaries for PBS, The Discovery Channel, and others. His print work has appeared in publications including The New York Times, LA Times, Smithsonian, Popular Science, Sierra, and The Nation. He’s done radio work for Marketplace, AP radio, and Pacifica. He has led workshops for journalists in Poland, Turkey, Tunisia, Slovakia and Washington DC. He is a licensed Private Investigator, body-surfer and scuba diver.
Mary Kadzielski joined Blue Frontier Campaign in September 2010 following the completion of a master’s program at the University of Essex in Wild Writing. Her dissertation focused on climate change as a human issue, looking specifically at the projected impacts to the people of the Republic of Maldives. Before taking a break to pursue post-graduate study, Mary worked as the Executive Associate at a national climate change campaign, a Researcher for the History Channel series Modern Marvels, and as the Research Coordinator for a Discovery Channel series on energy and climate issues and solutions. She has a BA from the University of California, Irvine in Literature and Creative Writing. She is interested in communicating environmental science and solutions in ways that inform but also inspire and empower people to take action. She is also a licensed massage therapist.
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