OWOO, Ocean Conservancy, Boys & Girls Club Team Up for Beach Clean-Up
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One World One Ocean Teams Up With The Ocean Conservancy And The Boys & Girls Club For Laguna Beach Clean-Up
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. October 12, 2011 — On Saturday, October 15th, the One World One Ocean campaign will join forces with the Ocean Conservancy and the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach as well as local citizens for a fun, grassroots beach clean-up effort.
Launched this year by Laguna Beach native Greg MacGillivray - Academy Award-nominated producer/director and president of MacGillivray Freeman Films (MFF), the world’s best-selling independent producer of IMAX® Theatre films — One World One Ocean (OWOO) is a multi-year, multi-platform nonprofit campaign that will harness the power of film, television and new media to inspire people around the world to save the ocean.
One World One Ocean along with the Ocean Conservancy and the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach are encouraging families, friends and ocean enthusiasts from surrounding areas to join them at Main Beach (located at Pacific Coast Highway and Ocean Avenue) at 10:00 AM PST on Saturday to hear brief remarks from Barbara and Greg MacGillivray on the importance of protecting the ocean before commencing the beach clean-up effort. Free t-shirts will be given to the first 50 participants.
“As a native Southern Californian and avid surfer, diver and filmmaker, I have a deep love for the ocean that has influenced every aspect of my life,” said Greg MacGillivray, director/producer at MacGillivray Freeman Films and One World One Ocean co-founder. “In launching One World One Ocean this year, our goal is for people to share in our commitment and excitement to protect and restore the ocean, and efforts like today’s beach clean-up are a perfect way to do just that.”
Over the past 25 years, Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup has become the world’s largest volunteer effort for ocean health. Nearly nine million volunteers from 152 countries and locations have cleaned 145 million pounds of trash from the shores of lakes, streams, rivers and the ocean on just one day each year.
All the trash and recyclable items collected on Saturday will be added to the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup count of trash collected for this year’s campaign.
About One World One Ocean
One World One Ocean is a nonprofit campaign dedicated to changing the way people see and value the ocean. Using the power of film, television, new media and grassroots educational programs, One World One Ocean will inspire, educate and connect millions of people worldwide in a common purpose: to restore and protect the health of the world’s ocean. One World One Ocean will work with MacGillivray Freeman Films and other production companies and campaign partners to produce and distribute ocean educational programs throughout the world. www.oneworldoneocean.org
About MacGillivray Freeman Films
MacGillivray Freeman Films is the largest, most experienced independent producer and distributor of giant-screen 70mm films in the world. Throughout the company’s 40-year history, its films have won numerous international awards including two Academy Award(R) nominations. The company’s hit film Everest is currently the highest grossing giant-screen film of all time. MacGillivray Freeman’s films are known for their artistry and successful blend of education and entertainment, as well as their celebration of science and the natural world. www.macfreefilms.com