Inspired by the legacy of his grandfather of Jacques Cousteau, Philippe is an Emmy-nominated TV host, author, speaker, and social entrepreneur who has established himself as a prominent leader in the environmental movement.
He is the host and executive producer of Awesome Planet, a television series syndicated on Fox and Hulu, for which he was nominated for a daytime Emmy as best host. Philippe is also host of a series on GreatBigStory.com called The Aquatic World of Philippe Cousteau—with over 10 million views of first season, he is currently filming seasons two and three. As a special correspondent for CNN, he has hosted several award-winning shows, including Going Green and Expedition Sumatra.
Philippe and his wife Ashlan will be co-hosting a new blue chip documentary for Discovery Channel in the summer of 2016. In addition, Philippe and Ashlan are the hosts of Ocean month in June on the Pivot channel. In 2015 they co-hosted a three-part series with Takepart.com, exploring tiger and rhino conservation in Nepal called Treasures of the Terai.
As an author, Philippe is releasing a new children’s book called Follow the Moon Home in April of 2016.
In addition, he has co-written two award-winning books, Going Blue and Make a Splash, both of which have won multiple awards, including Learning Magazine’s 2011 Teachers’ Choice Award for the Family, a Gold Nautilus Award, and a 2010 ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Gold Award.
His conservation efforts are focused on solving global social and environmental problems. In 2004 he founded EarthEcho International, a leading environmental education organization dedicated to inspiring youth to take action for a sustainable planet.
Philippe is also a successful social entrepreneur who believes in the power of commerce to do good. In 2012 he partnered with AdvisorShares Investments to launch the impact investment Global Echo Exchange Traded Fund on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:GIVE). A percentage of the fund’s management fees support philanthropic projects around the world including installing solar panels on the roof of the Panzi Hospital in Eastern Congo an award winning hospital focused on the treatment and empowerment of women.
Philippe and his wife, fellow adventurer and TV host Ashlan Gorse-Cousteau, reside in Los Angeles, California.
PART 1: Rhinos
PART 2: Tigers
PART 3: Community
THE AQUATIC WORLD OF PHILIPPE COUSTEAU
Philippe hosts an 8-part series for GreatBigStory.com about the weird, the wonderful and the shocking creatures found in the ocean. As a tongue in tribute to The Life Aquatic and therefore to his own legacy, this series is a fun and unexpected way to explore real science.
TREASURES OF THE TERAI
In partnership with Takepart.com, Philippe and Ashlan launch a new series exploring hope in the face of the global poaching crisis.
"The black market demand for exotic animal trophies threatens some of our world's most valuable natural treasures. Ashlan and Philippe Cousteau, along with the World Wildlife Fund and the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, journeyed deep into the jungles of the Terai region of southern Nepal in search of wildlife. Join them as they seek answers to an important question: How has this impoverished nation stemmed the tide of illegal poaching?"
XPLORATION AWESOME PLANET
Each week I host and co-executive produce a 30 minute riveting earth science documentary series that explores the most spectacular places – on the earth, inside the earth, and above the earth. Syndicated on Fox stations throughout the country each sat morning and available free on Hulu.com.
Nominated for Daytime Emmy Best Host.
FOLLOW THE MOON HOME
Acclaimed activist Philippe Cousteau and renowned author Deborah Hopkinson team up to offer a story of the powerful difference young people can make in the world. Meet Viv, who has a new home and a new school by the sea, and follow her as she finds her way in a new place and helps bring together a whole community to save the sea turtles of the South Carolina coast.
- Nautilus Gold Award Winner
- ForeWord Book of the Year Gold Award Winner, ForeWord Magazine
- Learning Magazine Teachers’ Choice Award for the Family
- 100 Best Children’s Products
- 10 Best Socially Responsible Products
GOING BLUE: A TEEN GUIDE TO SAVING OUR OCEANS
Going Blue educates young people about the earth’s water crisis and gives them tools and inspiration to transform their ideas into action. With lively photos and practical suggestions, the book helps teens plan and do a meaningful service project that benefits our planet’s water system. Along the way, readers learn about issues such as clean water access, coral reef damage, runoff pollution, trash islands, factory fishing, bottled water, and much more.
MAKE A SPLASH!: A Kid’s Guide to Protecting Our Oceans, Lakes, Rivers, & Wetlands
This elementary-level counterpart to the award-winning Going Blue: A Teen Guide to Saving Our Oceans, Lakes, Rivers, & Wetlands teaches elementary kids about the earth’s water crisis and empowers them to do something about it. Filled with facts about our waters, their inhabitants, and the threats they face, Make a Splash! presents inspiring stories of kids in action and service projects for kids to help them make a difference.
I founded EarthEcho International in 2004 because I believe that youth are the hope for our planet and that a strong and effective environmental movement must be built through the next generation. I am proud to say that EarthEcho has become the leading youth education organization dedicated to inspiring youth to act now for a sustainable future. It was founded in honor of my father Philippe Cousteau Sr.
GLOBAL ECHO FOUNDATION
I founded the GlobalEcho Foundation with one simple goal. To leverage Wall Street to do good. The Global Echo Foundation is the sister organization of the GlobalEcho Exchange Traded Fund (NYSE: GIVE) which I founded in partnership with Advisorshares investments. The Fund is the first multi-manager ETF with an absolute return and sustainable investment mandate. It is listed on the New York Stock exchange. and provides a percentage of its management to the foundation which in turn supports solutions to many of the challenges facing the world community from social issues impacting women and children to environmental conservation. The Foundation will also focus on supporting micro enterprise.
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