CYNTHIA CARVAJAL, Oceanlifeline.org, YW Hero Nominee 2013

Who is Your Hero?

Ocean Lifeline is a progressive not for profit organization consisting of a team of marine conservationists, film makers, underwater videographers, photographers and educators, and fiscally sponsored by New York Women In Film and Television. With leadership from Cynthia Carvajal and her team, they were awarded the gold seal of approval from the New York State Education Department. What makes OLL unique is “our ability to communicate current ocean affairs through powerful imagery: projections, photography and video. The ocean’s lifeline is our lifeline. Protect the future!”

The latest project Cynthia organized was a community outreach ocean mural for students effected by hurricane Sandy. Here is a great video of the process. https://vimeo.com/64787165. She is going back to the school this month to take pictures of the final piece.

How has your Nominees efforts made a difference for the better?

Ocean Lifeline has made a significant impact on raising awareness of the urgent need for protection of our oceans by the use of stunning visual photography and events.

How will being recognized as a YachtWorld Hero further your nominee’s cause?

More awareness will help garner support for their mission to maintain the homeostasis of the oceans on a macroscopic level, enacting worldwide protection for marine-life from environmental harm and human destruction. Ocean Lifeline is committed to preserve the life of dolphins, whales, sharks, manta rays and marine life through a series of educational research, strategic campaigns and documentaries. Please share any website or online articles about your nominee’s activities.

http://oceanlifeline.org

https://vimeo.com/64787165

http://www.ny1.com/content/news/183793/far-rockaway-school-creates-mural-to-help-heal-sandy-wounds

Cynthia Carvajal of Oceanlifeline.org was nominated by James Nolan of James Nolan Associates in the category of Defending our Oceans.

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