Roz Savage on Twice 5 Miles
James Navé here. It’s my pleasure to welcome ocean rower and environmental activist Roz Savage to Twice 5 Miles Radio, airing first on WPVMFM, 103.7 from Asheville, North Carolina.
In 2007, When Roz Savage stepped on the Sheridan Opera House stage 8,750 feet above sea level at the Telluride Mountain Film festival, I had never considered that you could row solo across the Atlantic Ocean. I soon learned that you could indeed row solo across the Atlantic Ocean if you have enough grit and determination like Roz. During her talk, I learned she had plans in the works to row solo across the Pacific and Indian Oceans.
Roz and I had excellent conversations during the film festival. She told me that she believed that her act of rowing over 15,000 miles with 5 million oar strokes, over 500 days in a 23-foot rowboat, would give her the sea-creds and public attention to promote her more critical leadership goal of global climate activism for the rest of her life. Roz said, ” “not only can we all make a difference — we all have to.”
Roz is the only woman to row solo across the world’s “Big Three” oceans: Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian; she completed her epic journey on October 4, 2011. National Geographic named Roz one of their Top Ten Ultimate Adventurers. She is a Yale World Fellowship recipient. Roz holds four Guinness World Records and is a Member of the Order of the British Empire appointed for services to fundraising and the environment. She is a United Nations Climate Hero, a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, and a Fellow of the Explorers Club of New York. She has been inducted into the International Green Industry Hall of Fame and is a Yale World Fellowship recipient.
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