Local organization Save Our Shores was formed as a grassroots effort to oppose offshore oil drilling in 1978, and their work became unexpectedly topical with the Southern California Huntington Beach pipeline incident that is still being cleaned up. With around 1200 oil rigs still working off the coast of California, Executive Director Erica Donnelly-Greenan explains that the work to transition our society to green energy sources must be a community effort. And it’s not just an issue of making our beaches prettier and saving wildlife. We are all now much more aware than ever how connected humans are to the environment and each other. The Covid epidemic laid bare how human behavior affects our habitat, and how the behavior of humans seemingly unconnected with us affects our ecosystem and our own lives.
In this wide-ranging conversation, Donnelly-Greenan makes the connections between us clear, from how we can help wild animals to the work her organization is doing with other agencies to mitigate the effects of homelessness on our beaches. Listen in!
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