The College of Charleston Student Government will host environmentalist Alexandra Cousteau and the Expedition Blue Planet crew on September 8, 2010 on George Street near the College of Charleston Cistern. The purpose of this visit is to explore water issues pertaining to the Lowcountry.
Local environmental organizations and college clubs will join the Expedition Blue Planet team to create a Water Village, sponsored by Charleston Waterkeeper and the SGA.
The event will be from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. and is free to the public.
“The College of Charleston Student Government Association is very excited to be working with Charleston Waterkeeper and the Expedition Blue Planet crew this year through this event,” says SGA President Isaiah Nelson. “The Student Government at the College is deeply committed to the betterment of our community through education, engagement and involvement with programs and initiatives that will raise awareness and create activism on important issues.”
Alexandra Cousteau, who is continuing the work of her grandfather Jacques-Yves Cousteau and father Philippe Cousteau, is currently on a five-month interactive exploration of critical water issues across the U.S., Canada and Mexico. The expedition will tour more than 15,000 miles in a biodiesel tour bus converted to serve as a “rolling Calypso” for daily production and web broadcasting of films, photos and findings.