World Ocean Day event on the SS LILAC

Answering the Ocean’s Call: Stewardship of Our Ocean, Our Future is a World Ocean Day event on the historic SS LILAC. Speakers included:

  • Mary Habstritt, LILAC Preservation Society
  • Nina Hitchings, The River Project
  • Myra Jackson, Geoversiv Senior Advisor for Whole Earth Civics
  • Joseph Robertson, Geoversiv Founder and President (moderator)
  • Mary Crowley, Ocean Voyages Institute and Project Kaisei
  • Betsy Damon, Keepers of the Waters
  • Tanja Andrejasic-Wechsler, Our Humanity Matters
  • David Thoreson, Geoversiv Senior Advisor for Geospatial Exploration

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The retired U.S. Coast Guard Cutter LILAC is America’s only surviving steam-powered lighthouse tender and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. LILAC now serves as a museum ship, hosting tours, cultural events and exhibitions while undergoing restoration.


The Geoversiv Commitment to Ocean Stewardship

The Geoversiv Foundation has registered a voluntary Commitment to Ocean Stewardship, for inclusion in the UN Ocean Conference report.

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The Geoversiv Commitment to Ocean Stewardship is intended as both an institutional action agenda and a process of exploration and discovery, generating roadmaps for others to follow. It operates through five areas of action:

1. Information support
2. Stakeholder participation
3. Technical capacity
4. Catalytic convening
5. Institutional practice

Learn more about this process of exploration, discovery, and practice, here.

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Presented by the LILAC Preservation Project and Hudson River Park, in partnership with the Geoversiv Foundation and Our Humanity Matters.

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