Ocean Generations inspiring weekend at the Moho change makers summit.

Published by Ocean Generation \ June 20, 2019 9:19 am

June marks a significant month for the environment as various days throughout the month are dedicated to our oceans and planet!

Ocean Generation spent two days at the Moho Summit on the 75th anniversary of D-Day in Caen, Normandy. The Moho D-Day is a tribute to the soldiers from 12 countries that fought so bravely for democracy and freedom, and the launch of a movement, an ongoing process of positive impact incubation across the world.

Leveraging the latest disruption levers, digital, data, internet and creatives to collide ideas and facilitate solution orientated exchanges for some our greatest contemporary challenges which could threaten peace, including better quality of life, more inclusive economies, and scale for climate change mitigation and adaption. World-class European and international speakers gathered on various panels to discuss the power of technology and innovation to promote positive change. The audience heard first-hand accounts from inspiring storytellers and learned how to make a positive difference in the world.

Our founder Daisy Kendrick, spoke on the panel ‘Digital Climate Change – Does it promote change? (what and how?)’ alongside Karn Bianco (gaming programmer and climate activist), and Alizee Lozac’hmeur (co-founder of Make Sense). The main discussion centred around the modern digital tools we have available to us for climate activism. Starting with social media and the role of ‘influencers’ to do good, who and how can popular individuals help climate organisations to their best capacity. The power of gaming and collective action from one of the world’s most lucrative industries and lastly how can we translate online action into measured meaningful offline action.

It was refreshing to attend such a progressive event, with conversations that were solution based over ‘what ifs’ for our future. Speakers were encouraged to share thoughts and actions of change to disrupt their own environments.

The two day even embedded in a larger social impact process, through match making activities the Moho organizers actively connected people through workshops and side events to redefine the traditional way conferences usually work and catalyse conditions for collaboration. Boosting creativity, providing support for entrepreneurs at all stages, building bridges between institutions and businesses, to impact positively Europe’s destiny.

Moho Summit is a friendly reminder in the doom and gloom that we can sometimes get bogged down with, it only takes a few optimistic minds to forge a path for the world to be a better place.

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