Cousteau headlines seventh annual trash summit

Jean-Michel Cousteau, president of the Ocean Futures Society and son of famed underwater explorer Jacques Cousteau, will be the featured speaker next month at the 7th Annual Potomac Watershed Trash Summit in Silver Spring.

Organized by the Alice Ferguson Foundation, the trash summit brings together key decision-makers from business, government and non-profit organizations to collaborate on strategies for eliminating trash in the waterways, streets, and public lands of the Potomac River watershed. The watershed covers parts of four states and the District of Columbia.

Cousteau heads the Ocean Futures Society, a non-profit marine conservation and education organization based in Santa Barbara, Calif. He has produced more than 80 films and received multiple awards, including an Emmy, for his work highlighting the ocean’s vital role in sustaining all life on Earth.

Other speakers at the trash summit will discuss progress of the Trash Free Potomac Watershed Initiative and other topics that include public policy and grassroots efforts to encourage trash reduction.

The trash summit is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. November 7 at the Silver Spring Civic Building. The $50 registration fee includes lunch. To register for the summit, visit the Alice Ferguson Foundation’s website.


─Wayne Savage