Sharon Kleyne Celebrates TED Talk Star Boyan Slat. Sharon Kleyne Praises Slat for Ocean-Cleaning Technology.
Sharon Kleyne, the nation’s foremost water advocate and host of the nationally syndicated The Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water, Global Climate Change and Your Health on Voice America, has long upheld education as a top priority in her work as a researcher, holistic health advocate and environmentalist, and she was recently thrilled to discover the phenomenal work of twenty-two year-old Boyan Slat, the youngest person ever to receive the UN’s highest environmental accolade, Champion of the Earth. In 2015, HM King Harald of Norway awarded Boyan the maritime industry’s Young Entrepreneur Award and Forbes included him in their 30 under 30 edition in 2016.
“Slat is a Dutch inventor and entrepreneur,” said Kleyne, “creating technologies that solve societal problems. Most important, perhaps,” Kleyne continued, “is his work with the Ocean Cleanup Project.” Kleyne, founder of Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science®, wants everyone to experience a new, healthy Water Life Science® lifestyle and visit http://www.biologicaqua.com for more information. “Everyone should understand that water vapor keeps you alive,” Kleyne said. She added that people should do all they can to slow down their body’s water evaporation. That means drinking 8 to 10 glasses of water each day and learning to breathe properly. “Slow down the evaporation process,” Kleyne urged. “Live longer. Be healthier.” Kleyne also stressed that new water research like Slat’s is imperative if we hope to find relief from the many diseases and illnesses that currently afflict people all over the planet. “People are dying for lack of water,” said Kleyne.
Boyan Slat’s work is tackling the biggest water pollution problem of all. As founder and CEO of The Ocean Cleanup, Slat is developing advanced technologies to rid the world’s oceans of plastic. Rather than pursuing the plastic, Slat developed a system through which, driven by ocean currents, the plastic concentrates itself. This reduces the theoretical cleanup time from millennia to a few years. Slat’s first prototype system was deployed in June 2016; The Ocean Cleanup will launch the first working pilot system in late 2017. Slat says that the system, which involves a static platform that passively corrals plastics as winds and ocean currents push debris through 2000-meter booms, will be the largest floating structure ever deployed on an ocean.
“Taking care of the world’s ocean garbage problem is one of the largest environmental challenges mankind faces today,” said Slat in a blog post. “Not only will this first cleanup array contribute to cleaner waters and coasts, but it simultaneously is an essential step towards our goal of cleaning up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. This deployment will enable us to study the system’s efficiency and durability over time.”
“Education in new water research makes discoveries like this possible,” said Sharon Kleyne. I would like to know what you think about Boyan Slat’s work. Please write and let us know. Share your stories, which may lead to new important discoveries.”
Sharon Kleyne recommends Boyan Slat’s TED talk, which you can access here http://ed.ted.com/on/WG6PwQob