SOURCE: Respect Our Planet

March 03, 2008 19:52 ET

Alcatraz Cruises to Sponsor 'Environmental Community Days' at Alcatraz Landing

Ferry Company Seeking Green Innovative Companies for Free Showcase Opportunities

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - March 3, 2008) - Alcatraz Cruises has announced a new series of community events that allows guests and residents of San Francisco to learn about environmentally friendly products and green innovations. The Environmental Days will allow suppliers, manufacturers and providers of environmentally friendly services and products to display, demonstrate and promote their products and services to the thousands of daily visitors to Alcatraz Island or any interested individual who stops by Pier 33. There is no charge to either vendors or the general public for this opportunity.

Environmental Days will begin this spring and can be scheduled for any day of the week. A schedule of upcoming events will be posted on www.RespectOurPlanet.com. Respect Our Planet is the Environmental, Health & Safety and Quality Management Program for Alcatraz Cruises, Statue Cruises and Hornblower Cruises & Events.

Companies wishing to participate can obtain more information or request a date by emailing getinvolved@respectourplanet.com.

"Alcatraz Cruises is constantly seeking to improve the green products and services that we use and provide. Our guests often ask us about the products we use and where they could buy them. We thought that introducing innovative companies to our visitors would be the perfect opportunity to show how forward-thinking the San Francisco Bay Area is," said Cameron Clark, Director of Environmental Affairs for Alcatraz Cruises.

In October Alcatraz Cruises partnered with the National Park Service and Lights Out San Francisco to distribute hundreds of compact fluorescent light bulbs to passengers disembarking following their trip to the historic island.

Alcatraz Island is one of the most popular destinations in San Francisco, attracting more than 1.4 million visitors a year. Alcatraz Cruises is the authorized National Park Service concessioner of transportation services to Alcatraz Island. Alcatraz Cruises, working together with the National Park Service, provides the highest level of customer service to the visitors of Alcatraz Island. For more information visit www.alcatrazcruises.com.

In addition, Respect Our Planet will be bringing Environmental Days to New York and New Jersey through Statue Cruises, the authorized National Park Service concessioner of transportation service to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. The more than 4.2 million visitors a year will have the opportunity to learn how they can work to make positive environmental change in their own life. For more information visit www.statuecruises.com.

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