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July 28, 2019

waterloop #7: Mark Price on Building More Sustainable Surfboards

Mark Price is the CEO of Firewire Surfboards. In this episode Mark discusses how Firewire makes more sustainable surfboards, leashes, and traction pads that are better for people - including shapers - and the environment.

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July 23, 2019

waterloop #6: Dr. Vanessa Pirotta on Using Technology to Study Whales

Dr. Vanessa Pirotta is a marine biologist in Australia who uses technology to study whales. In this episode Vanessa discusses collecting whale snot with drones, her research on the impact of global shipping on marine giants,

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March 11, 2019

waterloop #5: Chad Nelsen on Activities of the Surfrider Foundation

Chad Nelsen is the CEO of the Surfrider Foundation. In this episode Chad discusses the organization's mission, Smartfin technology, plastic pollution, offshore drilling, climate change, and surfers as scientists and environmental advocates.

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March 8, 2019

waterloop #4: Katie Wallace on the Role of Water in Beer

Katie Wallace is the Director of Social and Environmental Impact for New Belgium Brewing and co-chair of the sustainability committee for the Brewers Association. In this episode, Katie discusses the role of water in beer,

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March 4, 2019

waterloop #3: Chuck Fox on Overfishing in the Ocean

Chuck Fox is the Executive Director of Oceans 5, an international funders’ collaborative that works to constrain overfishing and create and expand marine protected areas. In this episode, Chuck explains the problem of overfishing and discusses sharks,

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Feb. 26, 2019

waterloop #2: Marcus Ericksen on Plastic Pollution in the Ocean

Marcus Ericksen is the co-founder and director of research for the 5 Gyres Institute. He has been on more than 20 ocean-crossing expeditions, written and published research on the impact of plastic pollution in the world's oceans,

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Feb. 10, 2019

waterloop #1: Dr. Wallace J. Nichols on Blue Mind

Dr. Wallace “J.” Nichols is a scientist, wild water advocate, movement-maker, and author of the New York Times best-seller Blue Mind: The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier,

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