November 28, 2011

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SAN DIEGO, CA
November 18, 2011

Join us for a deeper look into the America’s Cup Healthy Ocean Project as ocean leaders gather for the official launch in San Diego. To keep their mission to be ‘more than a sport,’ on track, the America’s Cup Event Authority is partnering with some of the leading voices in ocean conservation. 

In a recent survey, 70% of adults in America responded that there is nothing wrong with the ocean. These committed ocean advocates and a long list of partners plan to utilize the upcoming America’s Cup events to raise awareness about the harsh realities facing our ocean and to inspire people around the world to make changes in their own lives to turn the tide for the better. Dr. Earle is proud to be the global ambassador for the America’s Cup Healthy Ocean Project.

Video Courtesy of the America’s Cup Event Authority

Panel Members: Neill Duffy, Director of Sustainability for the ACEA, Global Ambassador Dr. Sylvia Earle of Mission Blue, John Frawley of the Aquarium of the Bay, Graham Kelleher of OceanElders, Dan Pingaro with Sailors for the Sea, Shaun MacGillivray of One World One Ocean and Carl Lundin of IUCN (the International Union for Conservation of Nature.) Also contributing to the panel as a local partner was Tony Haymet, Director of the Scripps Institute of Oceanography. America’s Cup Event Authority CEO Craig Thompson rounded out the session which was hosted by Jill Savery, Head of Sustainability for the ACEA.

By Deb Castellana

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