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March 18, 2022 -- A panel of experts will bring unique perspectives to how our polluted oceans can be healed during a live online panel discussion at Santa Monica College this month.

Sponsored by SMC's Public Policy Institute and The Broad Stage, "Doing it Right -– Healing the Ocean and Building the Blue Economy" takes place Monday, March 28, from 6 to 7 p.m.

A Zoom link to the discussion will be available at event time on the SMC Events calendar at smc.edu/calendar.

The environmental panel features Science Journalist Alanna Mitchell,
AltaSea CEO Terry Tamminen and Heal the Bay Water Quality Scientist Annelisa Moe, who will discuss "the planet's most important resource," event organizers said.

Mitchell is the author of "Sea Sick: The Global Ocean in Crisis," an international bestseller awarded the Grantham Prize for excellence in environmental journalism.

Her play "Sea Sick" -- adapted from her celebrated book -- will be presented in The Edye at the Broad Stage April 15 and 16. For information and tickets visit thebroadstage.org.

In addition to his role as AltaSea CEO, Tamminen is the former Secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency, the founder of Santa Monica BayKeeper and the nonprofit 7th Generation Advisers (SGA).

He also is co-founder of the Frank G. Wells Environmental Law Clinic at the School of Law at UCLA.

Moe "advocates for science-based water quality regulation to help keep Los Angeles water clean and safe," organizers said.

She is also an educator and author of Heal the Bay’s "Step-by-step guide: How to make public comments."

Moe formerly worked with the Regional Water Quality Control Board in both the underground storage tank and the surface water ambient monitoring program.

The "robust" conversation will be moderated by SMC Dean of Academic Affairs Patricia Ramos and SMC Public Policy Institute Co-Director Shari Davis.

The SMC Public Policy Institute provides "nonpartisan community programs exploring key economic, social, and political issues."

SMC offers an Associate in Arts Degree and Certificate of Achievement in public policy.

The event is made possible, in part, by support from The Kissick Family Foundation.


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