Daniela V Fernandez

Daniela Fernandez #VirtualClimateWeek Champion

Posted by Sustainable Ocean Alliance on Oct 6, 2020 10:22:19 AM

Virtual #ClimateWeekNYC took place September 21st-27th, 2020, and although we were disappointed to not be back at the United Nations, Daniela Fernandez, CEO of SOA, participated in multiple virtual events. Check them out below


Regenerative Travel Summit

Daniela joined a panel for the Regenerative Travel Summit to discuss Marine Conservation within the tourism landscape with leading industry experts:

"In order to save our planet, the tourism industry needs to go past sustainably and into regeneration. Tourism companies, governments, hotels and travel agencies need to take responsibility for instituting sustainable practices, educating their guests and enforcing eco-friendly behavior. Although these entities are the ones that hold the power in the consumer's journey, individuals also need to be aware of how their actions can negatively impact the local destinations they travel to."

Next time you travel be sure to: 

  • Do your research
  • Book eco-friendly resorts
  • Choose experiences guided and run by locals 
  • Eat at authentic restaurants 
  • Minimize your waste 
  • Stay on trail 
  • Wear reef safe sunscreen
  • Purchase authentic, hand-crafted goods

Watch the full recording here

Social Enterprise World Forum

As part of the SEWF Digital Summit Daniela virtually sat down with Tegan Samija, of Social Shifters, and Showmy Hasan Chowdury of Awareness 360 for a panel entitled: Be Part of the Shift – Young People in Social Enterprise. They talked all things professional development, self awareness, social entrepreneurship, and the urgency of the threats facing our ocean.

Watch the full recording here.

CU Boulder Conference on World Affairs

Walking the Walk: Leadership and Social Change
Daniela also participated in the annual Conference on World Affairs in September alongside:
  • Jayla Hemphill, Student Activist, Students Demand Action & Black Lives Matter
  • Jeffrey Ngo, Activist Historian of Hong Kong; PhD Student, Georgetown University 
  • Moderator: Sabrina Sideris, Program Director, University of Colorado INVST Community Studies

Full recording here.

In Case You Missed It: 

Catch Daniela's podcast with David Helvarg: "Blue Frontier".

You can catch Daniela at the next SOA Connects Ocean Solutions Summit: November 5th, 2020

Attend Demo Day


Topics: Ocean Leader, ocean solutions, forbes30