OneWorld go green

The eco-warriors at OneWorld join forces with 'Grease' star Olivia Newton-John in TV programme

Tuesday April 23rd 2002, Author: James Boyd, Location: Australasia
On Earth Day 2002 the OneWorld Americas Cup challenge announced that they would be collaborating on a series of TV programs titled One World With Olivia Newton-John.

OneWorld claim they have a broader mission and that is to draw the world's attention to the health of the Earth and specifically her oceans. "It is appropriate that on this Earth Day we launch this exciting series which will help us achieve one of our important goals as a team," said OneWorld CEO Gary Wright. "We are excited to be collaborating with these professionals who have long track records as entertainers, environmentalists and producers of high-quality environmental documentaries. These programs will go a long way in delivering the message that we are trying to put before people who also share our passion for competitive sailing. The health of the oceans and waterways that cover two-thirds of the earth’s surface are critical to all of our long-term survival."

"We'd like to acknowledge the generous support of the OneWorld Challenge and their commitment to raise awareness about the health of our world's oceans," says host/narrator and former Grease star Olivia Newton-John. "Sailors have always been keenly aware of how fragile our marine systems are. It’s good to see that the sport’s top prize, the America’s Cup, is being pursued in the name of the environment. Keep the course!"

OneWorld with Olivia Newton-John will visit every corner of the Earth, exploring the most remarkable marine habitats and the profound impacts imparted by the habitation of humans, from the Galapagos islands to Antarctica, Mexico to New Zealand and Australia, the Bahamas and Florida Keys to Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge,

Shows will include interviews with Dr. Robert Ballard, discoverer of the Titanic and deep-ocean hydrothermal vents in the Atlantic and Pacific, believed to shed light on the origin of the earth; Dr. Bill Balantine, famed New Zealand marine conservationist; Australian conservationist Tim Allen and dolphin researcher Carole Scapaccio; and an exclusive interview with environmentalist Robert F. Kennedy Jr., on how a relatively small spill in the Galapagos turned out to be a wake-up call for the world in finding safer ways to transport oil.

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