Nicholas Mallos, Ocean Conservancy

thumbnail_nick_head-1Nicholas Mallos will join EarthShare of Georgia for Earth Day 2017 as the keynote speaker of the Leadership Luncheon during the all-day Water Symposium & Career Expo on April 13, 2017.

Nicholas Mallos is Director of the Trash Free Seas® Program at Ocean Conservancy. Nick oversees Ocean Conservancy’s work on marine debris, including its global initiative on ocean plastics, annual International Coastal Cleanup, and the Trash Free Seas Alliance®, a co-operative group of businesses, leading environmental organizations and scientists focused on reducing plastic inputs into the ocean by 50% by 2025.

Nick has extensive field experience researching ocean plastics – his debris-related assignments have taken him from the North Pacific Gyre to the remote coastlines of Alaska and the Philippines and the tsunami-stricken shores of Japan. He has testified before the U.S. Senate on the sources and impacts of plastic debris in the ocean, and routinely participates in international policy discussions at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, United Nations Environment Programme, and other global fora.

Nick received his master’s degree from the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University, and a B.S. in biology and marine science from Dickinson College. Nick serves as a subject matter expert for CNN, and is based at Ocean Conservancy’s office in Portland, OR.

Ocean Conservancy is a national member of EarthShare. Their corporate partners include Bank of America, Coca-Cola and Cox Enterprises, brands that are interested in protecting the ocean for all life that depends on it for their survival, humans included.

Follow him on Twitter @NickMallos.