Elanor Elbert, 2012, Art History

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.