Captain Charles Moore

Captain Charles Moore

A third generation resident of Long Beach, California, Charles attended the University of California at San Diego where he majored in Chemistry and Spanish. After founding Long Beach Organic to fight urban runoff with organic community gardens, and Algalita Marine Research and Education to restore the giant kelp forests of Southern California, he launched his purpose designed, Oceanographic research vessel, Alguita, in Hobart, Tasmania in 1995.

Oceanographic Research Vessel Alguita and its Captain found their true calling in1997 on a return voyage from Hawaii. Captain Moore veered from the usual sea route and discovered a virtual garbage dump in the middle of the ocean. Ever since, Captain Moore has dedicated his time and resources to understanding and remediating the ocean’s plastic load. He has appeared on numerous television shows and documentaries, including  “Trashed,” narrated by academy award winner Jeremy Irons.  His book, Plastic Ocean, details his discovery of the so called Great Pacific Garbage Patch and what it means for our peaking civilization. Captain Moore continues to tour the globe sparking “The Great Plastics Awakening.

Nicola Cerantola

Nicola Cerantola

Trainer, speaker, consultant & explorer on Ecodesign, Circular Economy and Green Entrepreneurship, he is, since 2009, founder and director of Ecologing. Speaker at international level he has performed more than 100 talks and workshops.

In 2012 he created and launched the Ecocanvas model, circular upgrade of the famous Business Model Canvas to connect the circular design with the business design, currently in its 2019 version. Associate professor in international degrees and masters in several universities around the world he has have been training thousands of students, professionals and companies for more than 9 years. Mentor of final master’s degree projects and in-company training, he coordinated as Resident Mentor, in 2018, the Coworking space 51 at EOI, an online platform for the incubation of Circular Economy projects.

As external consultant for the SWITCHMED Program by SCP / RAC, UNEP and UNIDO he co-developed and published, in 2015, the Handbook & Workbook methodology for the Green Entrepreneurship in the Mena region supporting more than 1800 green entrepreneurs in the region. He collaborate also as member of the Coordination Team and capacity building facilitator.

Author and thinker, he collaborates with different organizations in social and environmental innovation projects.


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