In 2011, the Go Green Expo was the nation’s premiere green business and sustainable lifestyle show. It toom place.at the Los Angeles Convention Center April 15th-17th with more than 200 eco-friendly booths showcasing the latest and greatest in green products and services. L.A. residents and visitors had the opportunity to see and explore the newest environmentally responsible goods and services as well as learn from eco-savvy celebrity speakers, best-selling authors and industry leaders about how to green all aspects of their lives. Go Green Expo partnered with KTLA 5 News and CBS radio to bring this event to L.A.
Then eco-friendly celebrity speakers were on hand to share their green expertise and lifestyle tips with Expo guests. Captain Paul Watson, founder and president of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and perhaps best known for his role on Animal Planet’s Whale Wars, will be passionately addressing the Expo audience about his inspiring life and journey on the high-seas.
More About Captain Paul Watson
Watson majored in communications and linguistics at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia. He has lectured extensively at universities around the world, and was a professor of Ecology at Pasadena College of Design from 1990 through to 1994. Watson also was an instructor in UCLA’s Honors Program for 1998 and 1999. Currently, Watson is a registered speaker with William Morris Endeavor Entertainment (WME), and regularly gives presentations at colleges and universities in the United States and at special events throughout world.
On the political front, Watson has run for Member of Parliament for Vancouver Centre in the Canadian Federal elections. He ran twice for the Green Party. He also ran on the Green Party ticket for Vancouver Parks Board in 1987 and for Mayor of Vancouver in 1995.
Awards and Commendations:
Watson has received many awards and commendations over the years. In 1996, Watson was awarded an honorary citizenship to the French town of St. Jean Cap Ferrat. Previous to that he was made an honorary citizen of the Florida Keys in 1989. Other awards include Toronto City TV’s Environmentalist of the Year Award for 1990, the Genesis Award in 1998, and he was enrolled in the U.S. Animal Rights Hall of Fame in 2002. He was also awarded the George H.W. Bush Daily Points of Light Award in 1999 for his volunteer efforts with conservation activism. He was chosen by Time Magazine as one of the environmental heroes of the 20th Century in the year 2000.
Watson is a prolific writer and author. His published titles include: Shepherds of the Sea* (1979), Sea Shepherd: My Fight for Whales and Seals* (1982), Cry Wolf* (1985), Earthforce!, (1993), Ocean Warrior (1994), and Seal Wars (2002).