Hello friends! I am Announcing the winner of a very special signed copy of the Blue Mind book, written by Dr Wallace J. Nicholas.
Please join in in wishing congratulations to the lucky winner who is "Natasha Freeman" from South Africa! 🎊🎉🌊💙
Natasha is an investigative writer / author
She's been offered a job by the Sustainable Seas Trust. "The SST works to reduce plastics in the oceans, but also on a grander scale to educate and implement systematic change in infrastructure inland from the seas, as a preventative measure to plastics getting into the ocean in the first place."
Being based in South Africa, she says that "this country (and the continent) has different concerns, issues, cultural understandings, and needs to those of developed countries - this is also where the SST is looking to explore further work - to cross cultural boundaries with communication about planet health, plastics, sustainability - and turn those discussions into economic opportunities in impoverished communities as well as create a sense of mutual responsibility for the ocean."
She says... "Aside from the fact that I love to just be in the sea (cleansing for mind and spirit), the ideas I want to pitch to the SST will involve a rethinking of how we communicate the importance of water: to all communities and community members - and to tackle this thought through exploring the concept of Blue Mind and translating it further into a space that can potentially cross cultural boundaries.
Where she shared that her work "weaves science, philosophy, ideas, facts, and explorations of the human experience in these contexts" - So she's been dying to read Blue Mind since I heard about it!!! 💙
She finished with;
"I think the messages about the sea and our relationship as a species to water, need to be explored in ways that can speak cross-culturally and therein we will, with hope, be able to solidify a more unified approach to how our future looks and that of our precious oceans." I couldn't agree MORE Natasha!
I look forward to hearing more about Natasha's journey linking the work of the Sustainable Sea Trust with the Blue Mind message! United we stand! 💙👭👬👫💙
I will leave you with simply.. one of the blue mind messages and that is "Protect What you Love" and mine.. "Live your" #BlueMind
Links to Natasha's Twitter and FB are below and I will add a photo of Natasha in the comments section! 🎉💙