Over 140 passengers and artists on Jam Cruise 8 in early 2010, joined the Positive Legacy team on Grand Cayman for a day of education, music and fun in the sun to benefit REEF – the Reef Environmental Education Foundation. Participants learned of REEF’s efforts to protect threatened grouper spawning habitat and eradicate the invasive lionfish species, and what divers, snorkelers, and fish consumers can do to aid in those efforts. And while the ocean was too dangerous to snorkel or scuba that day, all enjoyed a wonderful afternoon of ocean side sunshine listening to musical performances by Ryan Montbleau, Hot Buttered Rum (Aaron Redner, Bryan Horne, Erik Yates, Nat Keefe), Tim and Nicki Bluhm (Mother Hips), and Tim Carbone (Railroad Earth). Thanks to all who participated in this benefit event!
While in Costa Maya, nearly 100 Jam Cruise passengers joined the green team and 50 children from the Limones Primary School, along with local residents, community leaders and business owners to clean up a stretch of beach just a few miles from the port. In less than an hour the group picked up approximately 1 ton of trash! After the clean up, participants joined our new friends in Costa Maya for a day at the beach, presented the Jam Cruise donations to several local schools, frolicked in the ocean, played beach soccer and enjoying each other’s company and a delicious meal. This event demonstrates that being stewards to the earth is not only the right thing to do, but it brings people together and can be a lot of fun!