Doug Woodring is a lightening rod of positive energy and
practical action. 

He not only organizes the Clean Half Extreme Marathon
Swim and Sheko Challenge open water race every year in Hong Kong, but he works
to bring awareness and practical solutions to the problems of pollution in our

Co-founder of the successful Project Kaisei and the Hong Kong
Shark Foundation, he recently founded Ocean Recovery Alliance.

The Ocean Recovery Alliance focuses on
bringing innovative remedies, technology, collaborations and policy together to
improve the health of the ocean.  He announced two global preventative
platforms at the Clinton Global initiative related to plastic waste, including
Global  Alert – Floating Trash, and the Plastic Disclosure Project. 
Doug is constantly working behind the scenes to make our Earth a better
place.  For his vision, commitment and successes, Doug Woodring is
certainly a worthy nominee for the 2011 World Open Water Swimming Man of the

For more information on Doug Woodring, visit here


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