Janis Searles Jones ’95
CEO, Ocean Conservancy
Ocean Conservancy works to protect the ocean from today’s greatest global challenges. My vision is a healthy ocean that is thriving, that provides for people and the planet, and that protects and inspires people and communities around the world. To accomplish this, we have to reimagine our relationship with the ocean. For too long, we have taken too much out (marine life) and put too much in (plastic, carbon emissions). Climate change is impacting the ocean and coastal communities in every conceivable way—but we do the ocean a disservice by only calling it a victim of climate change. The ocean is a powerful source of solutions that can reduce emissions, increase biodiversity, and protect people and places on this blue planet. Ocean Conservancy is working at the local, state, national, and international levels to bring the ocean into social, economic, and policy conversations to realize our vision. Join us.