Proceeds from the auction were donated to our greening partner Rock the Earth. Rock the Earth is a not-for-profit, national public interest environmental organization dedicated to protecting and defending America’s natural resources through partnerships with the music industry and the world-wide environmental community.
Once again Jam Cruise partnered with Trees for the Future to plant trees in the region we traveled to. Tree planting is an excellent way to remove CO2 from the global atmosphere. Thanks to the generous donations of passengers and Cloud 9 Adventures we were able to plant 78,510 trees in the Dominican Republic, making Jam Cruise 5 carbon neutral once again!
While we were in Grand Turk we partnered with the Department of Environment and Coastal Resources (DECR) to provide our passengers with a fun and educational snorkeling adventure. On our way out to the pristine Horseshoe Reef, passengers listened to Dr. Fernando Pérez Monteagudo from the DECR, Ministry of Natural Resources for the Turks and Caicos Islands address the environmental issues that that region faces. Participants learned how to be eco-sensitive snorkelers as well as what DECR is doing to regrow coral reefs using rebar and electrical current. This was a unique opportunity to learn how local groups are coming together to solve the problem of coral reef degradation and how Jam Cruise passengers can be active participants in that process.