NAMEPA receives 2 nd grant from
Patagonia Environmental Grants and Support Program
(Westport, CT) The North American Marine Environmental Protection Association (NAMEPA) has received a grant
from Patagonia’s Environmental Grants and Support Program for the second year. The ultimate goal of the project is
“Save Our Seas” by encouraging an entire generation to become responsible stewards of the marine environment.
NAMEPA’s Campus to Community Marine Environmental Stewards project will guide NAMEPA Campus Chapters in
using the Advocate, Educate, Activate methodology to accomplish program objectives toward this goal.
The Patagonia Environmental Grants and Support Program gives 1% of their sales to support environmental
organizations around the world, funding at the grassroots level in countries and communities where they have
people on the ground.
NAMEPA Co-Founder/Executive Director Carleen Lyden-Kluss commented, “NAMEPA is honored that our
collaboration with Patagonia to date has resulted in our receiving a second grant from this corporation that is world
renowned for its efforts to protect the environment. This grant allows NAMEPA to continue our educational outreach
toward the goal of activating communities to “Save Our Seas”. NAMEPA Chapter programs provide hands-on,
interactive training and educational resources for chapter leaders to enable them to educate their members and the
community on marine environment stewardship.”
NAMEPA - The North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) is a marine industry-led
organization of environmental stewards preserving the marine environment by promoting sustainable marine
industry best practices and educating seafarers, students and the public about the need and strategies for protecting
global ocean, lake and river resources. Visit us at: www.namepa.net.
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