As the world finds itself a giant pandemic-induced reboot, it gives us time also to rethink our current path and explore what is needed to truly create the future we want. The role of storytelling during this time has grown in its importance, but the data and expert voices we hear often add to our collective confusion. This is the first in a series of talks with innovators around the world to explore these concepts and help us reframe our views on technology. How we can make technology work for us and help us create compelling and inspiring stories of the world we want to see.
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Sandra Ponce de Leon is a Columnist at Grit Daily. She is a veteran start-up executive who has launched and supported companies through several successful exits. She has a broad marketing background that crosses consumer and business markets. As a tech passionista, she has a focus on blue-tech and also covers topics such as blockchain, SaaS, health-tech, mobile, iOT and AI. She is a startup adviser and outsourced CMO that leads corporate marketing activities to fuel growth. Sandra's long history in Silicon Valley has enabled her to forge friendships and business relationships with the industry's top tech leaders and influencers which inform much of her extensive body of work including the Popping the Bubbl podcast, and contributing to #LatinaGeeks where she actively writes about emerging tech trends.
Could blue carbon be the climate solution we've been looking for all along? Blue Carbon refers to the carbon that is sequestered in coastal an Much like terrestrial forests sequester CO2, so do coastal plants such as mangroves, seagrass, and alga, as well as marine life. More focus on blue carbon as a climate solution is needed especially as the world is losing coastal ecosystems at a 400% rate faster than rainforests. These vital ecosystems need to be protected as we think through and act on climate solutions.
Ocean Spray announced today that 100% of the cranberries grown by the 700 farmer families that make up its cooperative have been certified as sustainably grown. It is the first fruit cooperative worldwide to farm an entirely sustainably grown crop by the Sustainable Agriculture Initiative Platform (SAI) verified via the Farm Sustainability Assessment (FSA). It also announced it is partnering with National Geographic to combat climate change and support regenerative fieldwork around the world.
While the current news cycle filled with is nothing but endless COVID articles, it may seem hard to think about anything else, yet the dangers the ocean faces in terms of warming, acidification, overfishing, plastic and more haven’t gone away. That’s why it’s more important than ever to shine a light on those innovations that have the power to create positive ocean impact.