Founding member of Project Kasei, Doug Woodring will be speaking about Trash Patch and Ghost Net[works]’s importance to the contemporary world. Project Kaisei is a non-profit organization based in San Francisco and Hong Kong, established to increase the understanding the scale of marine debris, its impact on our ocean environment, and how we can introduce solutions for both prevention and clean-up. Have a Plastic-less Day!
Ghost Net[works] is a major collaborative that re-focuses the public’s attention on the oceans sordid transformation by exposing all the untidy litter that passes under our name. It recreates the underwater feeling of standing [floating] underneath a ghost net, from a marine life perspective.
Doug Woodring has worked in Asia for over 17 years. He is an environmental and technology entrepreneur, as well as a water sports enthusiast. Prior to working with startups, he created a framework for a global environmental technology fund at Merrill Lynch in 1998. He is currently working with a variety of renewable energy technologies, including microwind, wave, and for buildings, living vertical green walls. He is the chairman of the Environmental Committee at the American Chamber in Hong Kong, organizer of two open water swim races, and well connected throughout the region in the areas of the environment and new media technologies. He has a B.A. from UC Berkeley, an M.A. in Environmental Economics from Johns Hopkins (SAIS), and an M.B.A. from Wharton.