@corahilts speaking with @lairdhamilton
@corahilts speaking with @lairdhamilton
REV On Air: Why We Must Regenerate Our Oceans with Laird Hamilton & Susan Casey
This podcast episode is a part of the REV x Farmer’s Footprint Regenerative Podcast Series!
For the eighth episode in our regenerative podcast series in collaboration with Farmer’s Footprint, Cora travels to LA to speak to Laird Hamilton and Susan Casey. In this gripping episode Laird, Susan & Cora discuss the current state of our oceans today and reveal the truth about the creatures and biology of the deepest parts of it as well as the future of fish farming and consuming seafood. Understanding the reality of what is happening in the biggest part of our planet can help us take the right steps in order to save it and naturally regenerate the rest of the world as a result.
Laird Hamilton is best known as an American big-wave surfer and pioneer in the world of action water sports. In addition to his affinity for the water, Laird is labeled as an inventor, author, stunt man, model, producer, TV host, fitness and nutrition expert, husband, father, and adrenaline junkie. Laird has always had a great passion for helping others live a happy, healthy life, as exhibited through his work with non-profit organizations such as the Surfrider Foundation, Race Across America, Pipeline for a Cure for Cystic Fibrosis, Rain Catcher, Muscular Dystrophy and City of Hope.
Susan Casey is the author of four New York Times’ nonfiction bestsellers: The Devil’s Teeth: A True Story of Obsession and Survival Among America’s Great White Sharks; The Wave: In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks, and Giants of the Ocean; Voices in the Ocean: A Journey Into the Wild and Haunting World of Dolphins; and her latest, The Underworld: Journeys to the Depths of the Ocean.
Casey is the former editor in chief of O, The Oprah Magazine, and has also served as the development editor for Time Inc., editor in chief of Sports Illustrated Women, editor at large for Time Inc., and creative director of Outside magazine. She is a National Magazine Award-winning journalist whose work has been featured in The Best American Science and Nature Writing, and The Best American Magazine Writing anthologies, and has appeared in Vanity Fair, Esquire, Sports Illustrated, Fortune, Time, Outside, and National Geographic.
“There are microcosms of beauty left in the ocean in amongst all of the rape, and pillage and trash, and sewage and all that stuff there is, there are still these little bastions of beauty, with the creatures there still. We’ve gotta protect those immediately, those are the most important things, is having these little places where we can protect. And then if we can slow this other thing down, then maybe those can have a chance to regenerate. Because the planet we know can spit us off and regenerate, it’s gonna do that. It’s gonna do that no matter what.”
“The ocean is going to dictate how we eat, and if we are smart, we will listen to it.”
Thank you to Surfrider for hosting us!
As part of our first in-person podcast episodes since covid-19, we chose to host this conversation between co-founder of Rêve En Vert Cora Hilts, Laird Hamilton and Susan Casey at Surfrider, Malibu. Surfrider is an all-round inspiration when it comes to sustainable hospitality and being in celebration of the ocean!
“It’s easy to fall in love with Malibu, but the Surfrider offers something unique in that you truly get to feel at home in this famously beautiful spot. This small 20 room boutique hotel is personable, airy, bright and I loved getting to see how much sustainable efforts are going into this hotel!” – Cora Hilts
Merci To Our Sponsors For This Episode!
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