Environmentalism Discussion

This World Water Day, join seasteading enthusiasts from around the world to discuss unique solutions to climate change problems.Once a month, we will host an online discussion on a topic related to seasteading.

Seasteading is living on environmentally restorative floating islands with some degree of political autonomy.

The term comes from homesteading, which means making a home for oneself in new, uninhabited places. It generally has associations with self-sufficiency and a frontier lifestyle. Seasteading is reminiscent of that idea, but at sea.

Guest Speakers

Paul Gambill

Paul Gambill is the CEO and co-founder of Nori, the carbon removal marketplace. In 2015, Paul established the first community dedicated to carbon removal called Carbon Removal Seattle. He has 10+ years of experience in managing mobile and web application projects for clients including Nike, Showtime, Target, and Starbucks, and has shipped well over a dozen different apps to the public. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree from Arizona State University, and his Master of Engineering Management degree from Duke University.

Greg Delaune

Greg Delaune is an internationally recognized consultant, teacher, speaker, and writer specializing in public-private partnerships (PPPs) for green clean and smart cities, sustainable economic development, ocean-based regenerative tech, and innovation ecosystem design. He is Cofounder and CEO of The Urban Innovation Exchange (UIX Global), and Cofounder of the New Orleans-based Deep Blue Institute, which is focused on development, deployment, and scaling Regenerative Marine Infrastructure to fuel the Blue Economy revolution. Greg was a founding team member of Blue Frontiers and worked on-the-ground in Tahiti to advocate for the development of a prototype seastead in French Polynesia.

Greg has over 15 years of international experience in economics, urban design, and regional planning policy, managing multidisciplinary teams in the formulation and execution of innovative development strategies, including applied research on integrated sustainability tools and techniques for emerging economies in peripheral Europe and Latin America (e.g. Italy, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Uruguay).

Holly Fretwell

Holly Fretwell is vice president of outreach and a research fellow at PERC where she has focused her research on public lands policy, property rights, and markets for over two decades. As an outdoor enthusiast, Fretwell strives to enhance conservation through cooperation and entrepreneurship. She is author of Who is Minding the Federal Estate: Political Management of America’s Public Lands. She has presented papers promoting the use of markets in public land management and has provided Congressional testimony on the state of U.S. national parks and the future of the Forest Service. An educator at heart, Fretwell taught economics at Montana State University for 15 years, works with the Foundation for Teaching Economics providing high school teachers with better tools to motivate economic thinkers, and co-authored curriculum for high school teachers on economic principles. Fretwell holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in resource economics from Montana State University. For Fretwell, Montana is the perfect home where she can ski, hike, bike, fish, and explore the environment with one step out the door.