Sam Teicher is the co-founder and Chief Reef Officer of Coral Vita, a mission-driven company that is restoring damaged coral reefs in the Bahamas. Inspired by the strength and peace he found in nature, Sam was moved to dedicate his energy to the wondrous ecosystem that sustains marine life and 1 billion human livelihoods. In this episode, he shares his story of being driven by a desire to do his part to “repair the world,” and how he maintains optimism in the face of environmental destruction. He also paints a majestic picture of the underwater world that evokes in him both immense joy and immense heartache. Sam reminds us of the power that lies in strengthening our connection with the natural world.

 

In this episode, Sam talks about:

  • Sam’s drive to make a difference in the world and his deep connection to nature [03:00]
  • Why Sam has chosen coral reef restoration as his life’s mission [08:45]
  • The broad spectrum of emotions that Sam experiences through his immersion in the coral reef ecosystem [12:40]
  • Sam takes us on a virtual dive into the wondrous underwater world [13:40]
  • Sam’s optimist-realist approach to creating impact [16:51]
  • How the philosophy of tikkun olam (repair the world) has influenced Sam’s journey [31:56]
  • The power that lies in strengthening our connection with the natural world [39:01]

Resource Links

  • Coral Vita A coral reef farm in the Bahamas working to restore, revitalize, and protect dying coral reefs
  • NEXUS Uniting next gen philanthropists, impact investors, and social entrepreneurs to bring about the most promising global solutions of our generation

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