Tuesday, May 25, 2021 - 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (Eastern Time)
On this episode of Our Planet Talks, Kate talks with Katharine Wilkinson of All We Can Save Project and Jean Flemma of Urban Ocean Project. Though from different backgrounds, these women talk with Kate about their commonalities and shared goals, addressing women in the environmental movement and social justice.
Dr. Katharine Wilkinson is an author, strategist, teacher, and one of 15 “women who will save the world,” according to Time magazine. Her books on climate include the bestselling anthology All We Can Save, The Drawdown Review, the New York Times bestseller Drawdown, and Between God & Green. A former Rhodes Scholar, she is co-founder of The All We Can Save Project, in support of women leading on climate, and co-host of the podcast A Matter of Degrees. Find her @DrKWilkinson.
Jean Flemma is an expert in the politics and policy of ocean conservation, a founder of Urban Ocean Lab, the Director of the Ocean Defense Initiative and an independent consultant for non-profits and foundations. She previously worked for the United States House of Representatives for more than two decades, advising Members of Congress on the sustainable management and conservation of our nation’s ocean, fisheries, land, and wildlife resources. In addition to her congressional work, Jean also served as the Executive Director of Prairie Rivers Network, where she now serves as a board member.
She also serves on the advisory board of the Endangered Species Coalition and the Elakha Alliance. She started her career in public policy as a Sea Grant Fellow from the University of Washington where she got her Master’s degree in Marine Policy. She has an undergraduate degree in economics from Middlebury College.