Event at Sea Trade Conference in Miami
- PRESS RELEASE: Media Advisory: Cruise Passengers Appalled About
Industry's Environmental Practices
Oceana to Hold Press Conference at Industry "Seatrade" Conference, to
Release Poll Results
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Bianca DeLille, Oceana - 202-215-1426 (day & eve)
2501 M Street NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20037
Phone: (202) 833-3900
Fax: (202) 833-2070
February 28, 2003
Miami, FL --
WHAT: Oceana will hold a press conference to release the results of a
poll of cruise passengers about their views on the cruise industry's
environmental practices. Oceana will also release a report on the
poll results, Needless Cruise Pollution: Passengers Want Sewage
WHEN: Tuesday, March 4, 2003 at Noon. Light lunch will be provided.
WHERE: The Miami Beach Botanical Garden, which is located at 2000
Convention Center Drive across from Hall D of the Miami Beach
WHO: Jackie Savitz, Senior Scientist for Oceana. Ross Klein, former
passenger and author of two books on the cruise industry. Local
citizens concerned about cruise ship pollution.
WHY: Cruise ships are needlessly dumping vast amounts of raw sewage
and other harmful wastes into some of the most pristine parts of our
oceans every day. An average-sized cruise ship carrying 3,000
passengers and crew generates 30,000 gallons of raw sewage every day.
Discharges from cruise ships endanger our oceans, marine life and
human health. Seatrade, the largest cruise industry conference in
the United States, is meeting at the Miami Beach Convention Center on
March 3-7. Oceana and Florida citizens want to let the industry know
what its passengers think of this needless pollution and are calling
on the industry to change its practices.
# # #
Photo and video opportunities available. Parking is available in the
convention lot next to the Botanical Gardens.
Oceana is a non-profit international advocacy organization dedicated
to protecting and restoring the world's oceans through policy
advocacy, science, law and public education. Founded in 2001,
Oceana's constituency includes members and activists from more than
150 countries and territories who are committed to saving the world's
marine environment. In 2002, the American Oceans Campaign became
part of Oceana's international effort to protect ocean ecosystems.
Oceana, headquartered in Washington, D.C., also maintains regional
offices in Alaska, California and New England and is currently
establishing offices in Latin America and Europe.
Island Resources, the Virgin Islands and Washington
For fastest mail service: 1718 "P" St NW # T-4, Washington, DC 20036
Fone 202/265-9712 fax 202/232-0748; E-mail: <bpotter@...>
Promote Island Resources---Send Your $35 Membership to the DC Office
Publishers of 25 e-mail mailing lists for Caribbean Environmentalists