Elanor Elbert ’12

Major

Art History

Project Title

Offshore Drilling in Belize

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I worked with Oceana on their campaign to ban offshore drilling in Belize, a country that is especially invested in the health of its pristine coast, as it supports two of the country’s main sources of income: fisheries and tourism. We researched the environmental effects of offshore drilling on reef and mangrove ecosystems, and led a coalition of non-govermental organizations (NGOs) in Belize that banded together to educate the public and government about the dangers of offshore drilling and call for a ban on offshore drilling.



Internship Year

2010

Project Category

Sustainability

Organization(s)

Oceana, Belize

Mentor(s)

Ann McCauley