Willamette River Keepers Presents:
Alexandra Cousteau: "Expedition Blue Planet"
- Bagdad Theater & Pub |
- Wednesday, July 21, 2010
- Doors 6:30 p.m.; presentation 7:30 p.m.; Q&A 8:30 p.m. |
- $3 per person |
- Minor with parent or guardian
Alexandra Cousteau, a globally recognized advocate on water quality and policy, continues the work of her renowned grandfather Jacques-Yves and father Philippe Cousteau. As founder of the non-profit Blue Legacy International, Alexandra aims to "tell the stories of our water planet, and inspire people to take action on critical water issues in meaningful ways." Alexandra is dedicated to advocating the importance of managing our water resources sustainably in order to preserve a healthy planet. Her global initiatives seek to inspire and empower individuals to protect not only the ocean and its inhabitants, but also the human communities that rely on the purity of freshwater resources.
For Expedition Blue Planet: North America, Alexandra and her award-winning Expedition Team will cover 14,500 miles in their "rolling Calypso," a 45-foot biodiesel bus, to film significant global water issues found across the US, Mexico and Canada. The tour will engage in an "interactive" expedition that incorporates the Cousteau tradition of expeditionary storytelling, designed to challenge audiences to connect with local watersheds and discover the interconnectivity of global water issues. Come, bring your friends and family, and contribute to this inspiring, interactive global dialogue.