CELEBRATION, Fla. (May 3, 2013) – In honor of Earth Month, more than 350 Disney Cruise Line guests and crew members got outside to participate in “Walk for Wildlife” events held onboard the ships and on Disney’s private island in The Bahamas, Castaway Cay.
Organized to encourage crew members and families to connect with nature and develop a lifelong appreciation for the planet, the two-mile walks raised funds and awareness for marine conservation projects supported by the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund (DWCF).
“Disney Cruise Line is dedicated to promoting positive environmental actions in our guests and crew members,” said Rena Langley, vice president of Public Affairs. “These annual Walk for Wildlife events have become a tradition, inspiring others to connect with nature and appreciate the natural beauty of the marine environment.”
Started in 2008 as a crew-only event, Walk for Wildlife programs were expanded in 2012 to include guests sailing on Disney ships. To date, “Walk for Wildlife” events have generated more than $35,000 from a combination of company and personal crew member donations
In addition to the walks, Disney Cruise Line made a $5,000 donation to DWCF on behalf of guests and crew who sailed onboard during Earth Day.
Disney Cruise Line is dedicated to minimizing environmental impact through efforts focused on utilizing new technologies, increasing fuel efficiency, minimizing waste and promoting conservation worldwide. Cast and crew members strive to be positive environmental stewards, and seek to inspire others through programs that engage guests and communities in Disney Cruise Line ports of call.