We need to talk about cruise ships

These massive ships are toxic, and so are their business practices–from the smokestacks harming our health; to the massive fossil fuel footprint; to garbage, human waste, and engine oil dumped straight into waterways; to noise pollution disrupting our underwater relatives; to onboard workers often underpaid and exploited; to tax avoidance while stressing local infrastructure; to bully tactics used on destination communities that push back against these harms. 
It’s time to envision a #CruiseFreeSalishSea.

The first voyage to Alaska since the beginning of the  pandemic is set for July 19th at Pier 91. We need to urge the Port of Seattle to transition away from this harmful industry.

What can you do?

Right now:

  1. Personalize a message here!
  2. Help amplify the message with this handy #CruiseFreeSalishSea Toolkit or by following Seattle Cruise Control on Twitter and Facebook.
  3. Fill out this form to sign up for a role at events, online port commission testimony, or get more involved with Seattle Cruise Control!

In next couple of weeks:

  1. Next Monday, 7/19, join us for a Press Conference at Smith Cove Park, near Pier 91, from 1pm-2pm.
  2. On Friday 7/23, be part of a #CruiseFreeSalishSea Rally at Pier 66 from 1pm-3pm.
  3. On Tuesday 7/27, testify at a Virtual Port Commission Meeting from 12-1:30pm.

It’s time for us to prioritize healthy communities, healthy marine life, healthy jobs, and a healthy planet.

Stacy Oaks, on behalf of 350 Seattle & Seattle Cruise Control

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