Seaweed and giant kelp are sometimes called “the sequoias of the sea.” Yet at a time when so many people are talking about climate solutions and reforestation — there aren’t nearly enough people talking about how the ocean can be part of that. In part one of our two-part series, we go out on the water to see how seaweed can play a role in addressing climate change, and how a fisherman named Bren Smith became kelp’s unlikely evangelist.
(This episode originally aired Feb 18, 2021.)
Calls to action:
- Check out Bren Smith's book, “Eat Like a Fish.”
- A simple and direct way to help kelp farmers like Bren is to support GreenWave’s work, whose team is building 10 reefs and sponsoring 500 farms in the next five years.
- Want to start your own hatchery, farm, or underwater garden? Check out the University of Connecticut and Ocean Approved manuals and GreenWave’s Regenerative Ocean Farming toolkit.
Finally, if you take an action we recommend in one of our episodes, do us a favor and tell us about it! We’d love to hear how it went and what it felt like. Record a short voice memo on your phone and send it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We might use it in an upcoming episode.