Ocean Futures Society at Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City

April 30, 2014 (Santa Barbara, CA and Mexico City, Mexico)
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Holly S. Lohuis
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Ocean Futures Society has been invited by the Mexican Center of Environmental Law to address students, faculty and general public in a event at the prestigious Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City.

OFS’s Director for Latin America, Ruben Arvizu, will deliver a presentation about the mission of Jean-Michel Cousteau's marine conservation organization, Ocean Futures Society; and how through exploration and education we hope to inspire future leaders of tomorrow to act responsibly for the protection of our water planet.

A panel of experts will convey information on the delicate situation of environmental problems in Mexico, specially the enormous risk with the Veracruz reef system. The event will be live stream.

Late afternoon, Ruben will present in Spanish the documentary “My Father, Captain Cousteau”.

PROGRAM: May 5th event

  • 9:30 am. Press conference regarding the menace on the Reef System of Veracruz at the auditorium of the National Commission on Human Rights.
    Sandra Moguel- Interamerican Association of Environmental Defense
    Ruben Arvizu- Director for Latin America- Ocean Futures Society
    Xavier Martinez- Mexican Center of Environmental Law
    Juventino Salazar- Fisherman from Veracruz
    Jose Luis Tello- Faculty of Superior Studies
    Rodrigo Navarro- Ocean Futures Cozumel
  • 18:00. Auditorium Library Francisco Xavier Clavijero- Universidad Iberoamericana
    Introduction by Professor Dulce María Ramos Mora. Coordinator Environmental Program, Universidad Iberoamericana.
    Conference by Ruben Arvizu: “Reflections on economic growth, climate change and the environment under siege.”
    Panel of experts
    Sandra Moguel- Interamerican Association of Environmental Defense
    Xavier Martinez- Mexican Center of Environmental Law
    Juventino Salazar -Fisherman from Veracruz.
    Time for questions from the audience.
  • 19:00 - Documentary “My Father, Captain Cousteau”
  • 19:50 Final remarks.


About Ocean Futures Society
Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ocean Futures Society was founded to explore the oceans, inspiring and educating people throughout the world to act responsibly for their protection and to celebrate their vital importance to the survival of all life on the planet. Ambassadors of the Environment represents the Society’s commitment to prepare the next generation for the responsibilities they will inherit to manage the planet’s biosphere. For more information, visit the website at www.oceanfutures.org.