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ABOUT avenir méditerranée - Save Our Seas, Inc.

We Are a Non-profit, Independent, Non Governmental Environmental Corporation.

Avenir Mediterranee – Save Our Seas, Inc.  was originally formed in France in 1996, and now in Florida in 2010. This Florida-based non-profit marine educational organization is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt entity recognized by the Internal Revenue Service.  Its President, Herve Guitard formed both entities.

Mission Statement

Avenir Mediterranee – Save Our Seas Inc. is dedicated to the protection of our planets’ marine environment  through action, awareness and education.  In keeping with our mission statement, Avenir Mediterranee – Save Our Seas Inc. is engaged solely in (1) Protection of the marine environment  through actions involving international clean up and disposal of plastic marine pollution, and (2) Promoting  mass educational programs directed at our communities, schools and general public both in the US and France. (3) Initiating programs of clean up, education and implementation of “green” alternatives for the 365 islands of the Kuna Yala Indians of Kuna Yala, Panama.

 

avenir méditerranée – Save Our Seas Inc. claims the support of those below (rest in peace, Sir Peter Blake):

  • The Late Eric Tabarly

  • The Late Sir Peter Blake

  • COMEX

  • J.M Cousteau            

  • Sting              

  • Scientist/Explorer Jean-Louis Etienne                                                      

  • Director of C.N.R.S Claude Millot  

  • Ifremer Scientist François Galgani 

  • Sailors ; Eugène Riguidel, Titouan Lamazou, Philippe Monnet, Isabelle Autissier, Hervé Laurent, Catherine Chabaud, Alain Gabbay, Jean-Yves Hasselin

  • Musician Umberto Pelizzari

  • Adventurer Goudis               

  • European Deputy Alain Bombard

  • Deep sea exploration professionals Christian Pétron et Paul-Henri Nargeolet

  • Musician Manu Dibango

  • Singers from the band d’U Muvrini

  • Personalities; Jean Alesi, Catherine Deneuve, Antoine, Ben,  Laurent Boyer, Bernard Montiel, Daniel Mercier, Yves Pietreasanta, Jean B. Lantieri, Emile Mocchi, Ange Santini, SNCM, CCI Corse du Sud, Ademe, Diren Corse

 

Media coverage

- Television

T.F1France 2, FR 3, TMC, TV 5, Euronews, LCI, Canal +,  M6, Voyages

 

- Written Press

France : Le Point, Libération, ça m’intéresse, Aujourd’hui,  Sciences et Avenir,

Ouest France, Midi-Libre, Nice-matin, Télégramme de Brest, Le Journal,

La Marseillaise, Voiles et Voiliers, Chasse-Marée, Bateaux, Mer et Littoral

International : Res Expressen (Suède), Diario de Noticias, 24 Horas, (Portugal)

Press Democrat (USA), Nordic News (Norvège), Voixe de Gallicia (Espagne)

 

- Radio

RTL, France Inter, Europe 2, FIP, RMC, France Infos, France Bleue, RTL 2, NRJ,

Radio-France International, Chérie FM, Radio-France Frequenza Mora, Cannes Radio, RTS

 

How It All Started

It all started with a friendly lunch around the Cap d’Antibes in France. One of the most beautiful places in the French Riviera and home to Herve Guitard. One day, while he and his girlfriend of the time were on their way to lunch when, while exiting the car, they noticed the extraordinary amount of garbage littering the beach and sea right there in front of the restaurant. The girlfriend remarked, and justly so, how incredible it is to see this kind of filth on one of the priciest pieces of real estate in the world.  It was a shock, to say the least, more like a slap in the face which woke up Mr. Guitard. 

The next day he took it upon himself to clean it up. With a crappy little dinghy, an old wet suit and barely there diving equipment he set out to clean up the area they had seen the day before. But as he started, it was evident there would be no end to his day. It wasn’t JUST what they had seen getting out of the car, it was the entire sea bed within eyes view and after many subsequent dives in the area it turned out to be stretching from the Cap d’Antibes on both sides from Antibes to Cannes!  Click here to read in full.

 
 
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