Lunch with Filmmaker, Diplomat, and Explorer Jean-Michel Cousteau

June 13, 2017 (Santa Barbara, CA)
Media Contact:
Holly S. Lohuis, Ocean Futures Society
805.899.8899 X1

Join Cousteau as he shares knowledge of his journey in environmental advocacy

Santa Barbara, CA – Don Baur, and the Ocean and Coastal Law class welcome internationally renowned Jean-Michel Cousteau, President of the Ocean Futures Society, for a talk on campus from 12:00 -1:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, in Oaks Hall 012 at Vermont Law School. The event is free and open to the public and press.

Jean-Michael Cousteau is, an award-winning filmmaker, conservationist, explorer and known internationally as a diplomat for the seas. His non-profit, Ocean Futures Society, is a marine conservation and education organization that is devoted to communicating the critical bond between people and the sea and the importance of wise environmental policy. Jean-Michel is a dedicated advocate for the protection of the water planet. As a voice for the ocean, he inspires and educates audiences worldwide about the need to act responsibly and preserve the fragile underwater ecosystems that are so intricately tied to all life on earth.

“Jean Michel Cousteau is one of the leading ocean conservationists and environmental advocates of our time,” says Don Baur, professor of Ocean and Coastal law at Vermont Law School. “From his youth working with his father Jacques Cousteau and exploring the oceans on the Calypso, to his current roles as Presidents of the Ocean Futures Society and Green Cross France and Territories, and distinguished member of Ocean Elders, Jean Michel has made countless contributions to protecting the marine environment.  The lessons he has learned and shares with his audience, and his vision for the world’s environmental future, have never been more important.”

This lunch discussion will be an open forum discussion of Jean-Michel Cousteau’s path to understanding and advocating for the environment. This presents an exceptional opportunity for the next generation of environmental advocates to learn and become inspired.

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About Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ocean Futures Society
The mission of Ocean Futures Society is to explore our global ocean, inspiring and educating people throughout the world to act responsibly for its protection, documenting the critical connection between humanity and nature, and celebrating the ocean's vital importance to the survival of all life on our planet. For more information, please visit

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