As an Alliance, we intend to create a safe space for industry, conservation organizations, and science to come together to tackle the problem of trash in the seas, catalyze innovation and champion solutions that reduce ocean trash. In doing this our goal is to see trash-free seas.
Marine litter is defined as any persistent, manufactured or processed solid material discarded, disposed of or abandoned in the marine and coastal environment. Marine litter consists of items that have been made or used by people and deliberately discarded into the sea or rivers or on beaches; brought indirectly to the sea with rivers, sewage, storm water or winds; accidentally lost, including material lost at sea in bad weather (fishing gear, cargo); or deliberately left by people on beaches and shores.
Mary leads SPC International's strategic leadership and stewardship practice. She is an internationally renowned speaker. Her professional business experience spans several areas including marketing, strategic planning, design management, operations analysis and organizational development. As partner in SPC International and a citizen of the US and Ireland, Mary consults on innovation and leadership worldwide and is an executive coach to international business leaders in a variety of industries. Mary's experience spans publishing and entertainment, financial services, technology, retail store development, apparel and packaging, product design and merchandising. She has also worked extensively in the NGO and public sector with organizations as diverse as community service agencies, arts organizations, hospitals, schools, foundations, city, state, and international agencies.
Mary received her business training at NYU's Stern Graduate School of Business and also earned an MA and PhD from NYU specializing in Marketing Communications and Systems Analysis. Mary focuses on the development of leaders and their organizational systems and management structures for peak performance. She was Director of the Management Decision Laboratory at NYU's Stern Graduate School of Business and is currently a Clinical Professor at NYU. Mary also acts as the visionary leader and Director of the Pratt Institute graduate program in Design Management, the first graduate program for creative professionals interested in strategic management and design driven economies.
Covanta Energy to Waste Onsite Tour (Optional, Transit Provided)
WELCOME AND NEW FACES
GROUP TOUR OF POCANTICO ESTATE AND GROUNDS
Dr. Kristina Talbert-Slagle, Center for Interdiscipliinary Research on AIDS at Yale University
AFTER DINNER COCKTAILS AND CONVERSATIONS ON CONSUMER INSIGHTS
OPENING REMARKS: THE ALLIANCE VALUE PROPOSITION
Ground rules, overview of agenda and incorporation of applicable design principles
SYNTHESIZING MEMBER INPUT ON FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES
FROM IMPACT TO ACTION
SMALL GROUP WORKSESSIONS
SMALL GROUP REPORT-OUTS
SCIENCE PANEL DISCUSSION
SMALL GROUP ACTION PLANS AND MEMBERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
SMALL GROUP REPORT OUTS
SIX MONTH ACTION PLAN FOR THE ALLIANCE
ASSIGNMENTS AND NEXT MEETING DATE
Optional Dinner Activities
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The ocean provides the air we breathe, the food we eat and the water we drink. Learn more about why the ocean matters to you.
Ocean Conservancy works to keep the ocean healthy, to keep us healthy.
We champion sound science that will lead to innovative, sustainable solutions.