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"Freedom From Fossil Fuels"



We owe a debt of gratitude to the oil prospectors and refining industry, for propelling technology develop to a stage, where we might now be able to wean ourselves off the black gold, that had the unfortunate effect of heating the planet.


The dream of billions of souls around the world is the responsibly phased transition from fossil fuels, in the quest to cool our planet, and eliminate pollution in our rivers, seas and oceans. Phased, because hundreds of companies employ millions of people in the present energy supply business. We cannot allow those who helped us achieve so much, not to be adapt sustainably, and re-invest in clean tech.


Most physical pollution begins in our rivers with single use plastic disposal, the remaining atmospheric degradation coming from IC engines that power our land and waterborne transport. This need not be the case, the solution being to work together, for a smooth transition.








THE CORN EXCHANGE, BRIGHTON DOME - Leo Perrin is the Youth Project Lead at the Cleaner Ocean Foundation. This is a video of a short presentation given on the 13th of June 2024 about the hydrogen powered Elizabeth Swann - a zero carbon trimaran around 44 meters in length. The alloy vessel is bristling with state of the art tech. This talk (only his second) was given at the launch of the 'Sussex Bay' re-wilding project, a brilliant initiative to conserve around 100 miles of Sussex coastline, supported by many authorities and like minded concerns. Please visit their website to learn more about this important work.





Here are some ways to cut river and sea pollution from tourism and traditional fossil-fueled cruise ships:


- Education and Awareness: Raising awareness among tourists about the impact of their actions on water quality is crucial. This can be achieved through signage, educational programs, and partnerships with local communities.


- Responsible Waste Management: Implementing effective waste management systems at tourist destinations, including proper disposal of trash, recycling programs, and composting initiatives.


- Sustainable Transportation Options: Encouraging tourists to use eco-friendly transportation options like electric boats, bicycles, and public transport instead of private cars and gas-powered boats.


- Supporting Eco-Friendly Businesses: Promoting and patronizing businesses that prioritize sustainable practices, such as using biodegradable products, minimizing water usage, and treating wastewater effectively.


- Minimizing Littering: Implementing stricter regulations and enforcement against littering, coupled with public awareness campaigns to promote responsible waste disposal.


- Supporting Local Efforts: Contributing financially or volunteering with local organizations working to clean up waterways and protect marine ecosystems.


- Stricter Regulations and Enforcement: Implementing and enforcing stricter regulations on cruise ship emissions, including limitations on sulfur oxides, nitrogen oxides, and particulate matter.


- Adoption of Alternative Fuels: Encouraging the adoption of alternative fuels for cruise ships, such as liquefied natural gas (LNG), biofuels, and hydrogen, with a long-term goal of transitioning to fully renewable energy sources.


- Onboard Waste Management: Implementing advanced onboard waste management systems that minimize waste generation, treat wastewater effectively, and prevent sewage dumping.


- Shoreside Power Connection: Investing in shoreside power connection infrastructure at ports to allow cruise ships to shut down their engines while docked, reducing air and noise pollution.


- Investment in Green Technologies: Encouraging cruise lines to invest in green technologies, such as energy-efficient engines, hull optimization for reduced drag, and waste heat recovery systems.


- Sustainable Shore Excursions: Offering shore excursions that minimize environmental impact and support local communities engaged in sustainable practices.

Additional Strategies:

- Investing in Research and Development: Funding research and development of innovative solutions to reduce water pollution from tourism and cruise ships, such as advanced wastewater treatment technologies and alternative fuel sources.


- International Collaboration: Encouraging international collaboration between governments, cruise lines, and environmental organizations to develop and implement effective policies and solutions.


- Consumer Pressure: Consumers can exert pressure on cruise lines and tourism operators by choosing sustainable options and voicing their concerns about environmental impact.

By implementing these strategies and fostering collaboration between stakeholders, we can significantly reduce river and sea pollution from tourists and cruise ships and protect our precious water resources for future generations.

Even small changes can make a big difference. By choosing eco-friendly options and supporting sustainable practices, we can all contribute to a cleaner and healthier planet.




The Foundation aims to increase public awareness, hence ocean literacy, via a creative campaign to feature the Elizabeth Swann as a high-tech hydrogen ship, beginning with Kulo Luna. Kulo-Luna is a story about a humpback whale that has ingested plastic garbage and gets entangled in ghost fishing gear, rescued by the Captain of a zero emission ship, or ZEWT.





A CAD drawing for the proposed hydrogen powered Elizabeth Swann, queen of the seas and river Nile





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