SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Feb. 25, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Delivering the inaugural Black History Month welcome remarks, Bay Ecotarium and Smithsonian Affiliated Aquarium of the Bay President and CEO, George Jacob shared his vision for the $260 million Climate Literacy and Ocean Conservation Living Museum in the making in San Francisco.
Twin iridescent orbs inspired by fish scales, ohlone shell mounds and ocean geometry rise above rippling waves of the San Francisco anchored with a third parabolic cortex that serves as an artificial intelligence robotic pod fostering dynamic climate content.
“Set in three acres of ‘zone green’ this unique living science museum aims to immerse, move hearts and minds to precipitate continues action to transform lives and induce a lifestyle change towards symbiotic sustainability with nature,” said Jacob, the visionary at the helm of this ambitious landmark world class project.
What makes this narrative unique is that it celebrates the indigenous perspectives of environmental stewardship by over 90 native American tribes include the ohlone, the chumash, the miwok, the yokutz et al, who have been stewards of the land for centuries.
With many cities including Oakland, Berkeley and San Francisco declaring Climate Emergencies, never has the momentum been greater to establish a climate and ocean conservation museum. Even as environmental justice and conversations seeking transcendence from marginalized to mainstream engagement, took center stage as author Carl Anthony shared through his powerful new book the need of the hour resonated with the hundreds of attendees who flocked the Aquarium of the Bay to celebrate.
“Our partnership and SANKOFA DAYS at The BAY establish our shared commitment to the principles that stand at the core of this movement for environmental justice and sustainability embodied in the words of Dr. King, ‘Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly,’” says Executive Director of The NorCalMLK Foundation, Aaron Grizzell.
“In our griot tradition, we seek to construct a new narrative that will resound, and raise mindfulness and collective consciousness of our environmental legacy… a respect, care, and love for our mother Earth; as well as, awaken and ignite our youth to take up the banner for environmental justice and climate change action to secure the future for coming generations,” says Board Member Angelique Tompkins.
Bay.Org / Bay Ecotarium:
Our mission is enabling conversations on climate resilience and ocean conservation globally, while inspiring actionable change locally by protection and preservation of the San Francisco Bay and its ecosystems, from Sierra to the Sea™.
- Aquarium of the Bay
- Sea Lion Center
- The Bay Institute
- The Bay Academy
- Eco Center at Heron’s Head Park
- The Bay Model Alliance
Learn more at: https://bayecotarium.org/
The Northern California Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Foundation is a 501(c)(3), charitable organization dedicated to extending Dr. King’s vision by fostering a new paradigm that unlocks the promise in every person through ongoing, targeted initiatives throughout the San Francisco bay area and the northern California region. NorcalMLK impacts thousands of lives annually through its three initiatives: Healthy Communities, Learning Communities and Celebrating Communities. Learn more at: https://norcalmlkfoundation.org/
The Links, Incorporated:
The Links, Incorporated is an international organization of over 12,000 professional women of color who are committed to purposeful service. Links members are role models, mentors, activists and volunteers dedicated to active service in our communities. Information: http://www.linksinc.org/
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*Caption: President & CEO George Jacob with the scale model of the Climate Literacy and Ocean Conservation Living Museum.
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News Source: Bay Ecotarium