Roz Savage

Roz Savage

Ocean Rower and Sustainability Advocate
Duncan Greenberg Yale World Fellow

Roz is the only woman to have rowed solo across three oceans - the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian. Her mission is to use her ocean voyages to shine light on ecological challenges such as plastics pollution in the North Pacific Garbage Patch and the impact of climate change on small island states such as Kiribati. A former London-based management consultant, she is now a prominent advocate for global sustainability issues and has worked with organizations like on international climate change campaigns. Her personal transformation from office professional to ocean rower is documented in her book, Rowing the Atlantic: Lessons Learned on the Open Ocean, and in the short documentary, “Rowing the Atlantic.” Roz was named National Geographic Adventurer of the Year in 2010, and has also been recognized as a Climate Hero by the United Nations Environmental Program. She was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire in the 2013 Queen’s Birthday Honors. Her second book, “Stop Drifting, Start Rowing” will be published in October 2013.


Work Smarter, Not Harder for the Environment,, December 2, 2013
A Greater Cause, The Sydney Morning Herald, May 31, 2013
10 modern-day kick-ass female, March 7, 2013
Roz Savage shares her experience rowing across the Atlantic Ocean, The NewsHouse, February 28, 2013
Rowing For Revolution: Can Roz Savage Change the World?, Sage Magazine, January 15, 2013


Overview of Roz Savage and her work

View all Roz Savage’s videos on her YouTube channel


Stop Drifting, Start Rowing, © 2013

Rowing the Atlantic: Lessons Learned on the Open Ocean, © 2010

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