by Michael dEstries
Categories: Animals, Causes.

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Hosted by Pierce Brosnan and Mick Jagger, the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society threw a benefit bash on the beach in Santa Monica earlier this month. Founded by Captain Paul Watson, co-founder of Greenpeace, Sea Shepherd’s mission is to end the global destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world’s oceans in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and species.

Taking part in the event and donating a vehicle, was one of our favorite electric car companies, ZENN Motors. From the release,

“Ian Clifford, ZENN CEO and founder met Paul Watson at Idea City, a meeting of innovative thinkers held annually in Toronto, in the spring of 2007. Clifford explains his commitment to the organization: ‘Our life on land is intricately linked to life in the oceans. ZENN shares the goal of Captain Paul Watson and the SSCS for an ecologically responsible world. The fight to save life in the oceans and the fight to eliminate life-choking smog through the use of clean transportation share the same objective of a healthier planet. Driving a ZENN eliminates 6 tons of CO2 per year. That’s real change! ZENN Motor Company is proud to support Sea Shepherd in any way that we can.’”

In the end, the ZENN electric car raised $25,000. Celebs in attendance included Martin Sheen, Richard Dean Anderson, Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Anthony Kiedes, Chris Kattan, Tom Arnold, and many more. For more information, please visit the Sea Shepherd site.

Thanks to Lee for the tip!

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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