SOURCE: FusionStorm Foundation

FusionStorm Foundation

May 21, 2010 08:30 ET

FusionStorm Foundation Announces 1st Annual Fundraiser "My Ocean Planet" to Benefit Project Kaisei

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - May 21, 2010) -  On June 5, 2010, prominent guests, celebrities, and earth conscious citizens will support the ocean's health by converging on Malibu for FusionStorm Foundation's 1st annual fundraiser "My Ocean Planet," benefitting Ocean Voyages Institute/Project Kaisei and its charge to clean up the North Pacific Gyre, also known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

The event, partnered with Kitson Malibu, will be hosted in the upscale Malibu Lumber Yard, a beautiful, sustainably designed complex surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and the Malibu hills. Guests will enjoy live musical performances, interactive entertainment, premium open bar, VIP lounge, celebrity red carpet, live auction, and a high-end raffle featuring dream yacht vacations to two exotic island destinations.

Project Kaisei's mission is to research the state of marine debris in the ocean, undertake efficient and environmentally friendly solutions to clean up the Gyre, and to implement programs to prevent plastics from entering the marine ecosystem.

In August 2009, research ships found alarming amounts of plastics in all of their analysis samples on the Gyre. Project Kaisei will set sail on their second expedition in the summer of 2010 to further analyze the extent of the plastic pollution and to begin their clean-up solution: they will collect the plastic trash and recycle it into useable goods.

The North Pacific Gyre, the poster child for man-made pollution, is the world's largest ecosystem and the world's largest trash dump. Plastics, sludge, and non-biodegradable debris continue to accumulate at this point so that now researchers estimate the pollution to cover thousands of square miles. Plastic is forever; it never goes away. Instead, it breaks down into small pieces which threaten our ecosystem and possibly enter our food web when animals accidentally ingest it -- with some ultimately dying from the exposure.

Established in November 2009 by FusionStorm's CEO John Varel, FusionStorm Foundation focuses its efforts on causes that affect the planet and impact our daily lives. FusionStorm Foundation is committed to raising awareness for the clean ocean initiative and to raise funds to support Project Kaisei's second expedition.

For additional information on FusionStorm Foundation, please visit: www.fusionstormfoundation.org

"My Ocean Planet" hours are 6:30 pm -11:00 pm

Press check-in begins at 5:00 pm

For celebrity guest list, press & media consideration, please contact Steven Yamin at Conscience Entertainment Group steven@conscience-entertainment.com

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Steven Yamin
    Conscience Entertainment Group
    Email Contact
    310-413-3339

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