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Kate Slusark, Media Relations Associate, New York, Communications

Kate Slusark

I lived in Maryland most of my life, but also spent a portion of my formative years in Des Moines, Iowa. I graduated from University of Maryland with a journalism degree, and interned at a handful of newspapers during my time there.

Before coming to NRDC, I worked on Capitol Hill as a press staffer in a Senator's office. Here, I am part of the New York media team – and spend much of my time on ocean issues and New York initiatives.

Recent Posts

Seeing oil in the Gulf with my own eyes

Posted June 18, 2010 by Kate Slusark

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There was a collective gasp on our boat in the Gulf of Mexico near Venice, La., when we saw the oiled pelican. It was our first day out on the water and there it was right before our eyes: coated...continued

How about wine, a documentary & a little e-activism this evening?

Posted October 15, 2009 by Kate Slusark

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It's Blog Action Day today - an event that brings together more than 6,900 bloggers to take online action on global warming. This is the largest single social action event on the web and NRDC is a partner. As I was...continued

ACID TEST: New NRDC documentary on Discovery Planet Green Aug. 12

Posted August 6, 2009 by Kate Slusark

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Next Wednesday night a new, groundbreaking documentary from NRDC featuring Sigourney Weaver - ACID TEST: The Global Challenge of Ocean Acidification - will premiere on Discovery's Planet Green. ACID TEST explores "the other carbon problem" - the startling phenomenon of...continued

NYT's fashion & design blog on NRDC's new oceans film by Ari Marcopoulos

Posted May 6, 2009 by Kate Slusark

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There was a great post Friday in "The Moment" (fashion & design blog for the New York Times' style magazine, T) about NRDC's new oceans film by Ari Marcopoulos, Seventy-One Percent of Earth. The film stars a handful of well-known...continued

New oceans film out today from NRDC & Ari Marcopoulos!

Posted April 29, 2009 by Kate Slusark

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NRDC's new oceans film from artist Ari Marcopoulos is out today, starring a handful of well-known big wave surfers, narrated by Emmy-award-winner Peter Coyote, and highlighting the importance of Marine Protected Areas! Surfers Rusty & Greg Long, Grant "Twiggy" Baker, Frank...continued

New oceans film from Ari Marcopoulos & NRDC coming soon!

Posted April 23, 2009 by Kate Slusark

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Photographer and filmmaker Ari Marcopoulos has works in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Detroit Institute of the Arts (the Berkeley Museum of Arts is doing a survey exhibition...continued

Four steps to healthy coral reefs

Posted March 27, 2009 by Kate Slusark

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I'm by no means an avid snorkeler, but I've gone a few times in my life on various vacations. I've seen fish almost the same size as myself, accidentally stared down a barracuda, and even had a close encounter with...continued

Giant trash dump in Pacific is bad for sea life - but you can make it better

Posted March 26, 2009 by Kate Slusark

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At first, I was glad to see the Wall Street Journal headline "How Big Is That Widening Gyre of Floating Plastic?" yesterday. But after reading on, I found the piece really misses the point when it came to the giant,...continued

20 years after Exxon Valdez, it's time for a clean energy economy

Posted March 24, 2009 by Kate Slusark

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The images of oil-soaked birds and other animals were burned on my brain as a kid in 1989, when the Exxon Valdez spill happened in Alaska's Prince William Sound. Those desperate, tragic pictures made a big impression on me at...continued

New York Times: Save our seas by curbing your emissions

Posted December 12, 2008 by Kate Slusark

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I was thrilled to see the New York Times editorial yesterday "The Oceans' Shifting Balance," which talked about what all the CO2 emissions in our air are doing to our oceans.  CO2 pollution – the same that is contributing to...continued

The Great White Way Goes Green with NRDC

Posted November 26, 2008 by Kate Slusark

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Just hours after the sad news that Broadway icon Gerald Schoenfeld passed away, Mayor Bloomberg took the stage of the O'Neill Theater to announce a plan that would have made Gerry proud - Broadway is "greening itself" by making its...continued

At midnight: offshore oil rigs can go up, gas prices won't go down

Posted September 30, 2008 by Kate Slusark

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Like so many people - to me, there is no better place for a complete mental escape and recharge than the beach. There's just something incomparably relaxing about basking in the sun, sleeping in the sand, and bathing in the...continued

Humpback whale watching in New York Harbor?

Posted September 17, 2008 by Kate Slusark

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I’ve gone whale watching a few times in my life. It's always been on a boat off the shore of a quaint, sleepy, coastal New England small town – bundled in a blanket, early in the morning, saltwater stinging my...continued

President Bush’s ocean legacy is “blue-washed”

Posted September 4, 2008 by Kate Slusark

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So, you probably know President Bush wants to open up the nearly 30-year moratorium on offshore drilling in our already struggling oceans – risking oil spills, increasing global warming pollution, creating more waste and further developing our coasts. But, by the way...continued

(Toxic) Shrimp Cocktail

Posted August 29, 2008 by Kate Slusark

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Ask any Marylander – when you’re born and raised there, the Chesapeake Bay is a big deal. It’s a part of who you are. And I am no exception.As a kid at my grandparents’ house on Irish Creek – a...continued


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