Jam Cruise 12 offed us another opportunity to define model of a cruise ship effectively lowering its environmental impact though simple and achievable goals. Though this 11-year experiment we've improved on-ship waste management operations, partnered with progressive hauling companies in South Florida, aligned with compost facilities, sourcing sustainable products, and have brought renewable energy to our Ship. In addition, we challenge our passengers to become more Conscious Cruisers. Each year we introduce new and improved ways of Greening Jam Cruise, more to come throughout the year on the latest innovative programs.
Greening Jam Cruise would like to thank the sponsors of our program. Magic Hat for its major support in supplying the ship with compostable cups that are an innovation that can help the cruise industry. And of course, we thank Magic Hat for its support of the Solar Stage. Thank you Badger for making sun screen and lip balm that are environmentally safe and good for your skin and offering some to our Conscious Cruisers. Thank you Pure Logic for providing the technical support and the technologies for our renewable energy program. We invite anyone that has questions, comments or new ideas to contact us at Greening@JamCruise.com
The Magic Hat Solar Stage
OH what a beautiful think it is! The Caribbean sun shining down, lighting up our hearts and literally running lights and pumping the tunes from the Magic Hat Solar Stage. And we can grow it! There's lots of room on our Ship to mount solar panels, so look for our stage to continue to expand and increase this demonstration of using renewable energy to power to offset the diesel generators. Let the sunshine in!
What happens when you combine innovative sorting stations and educated passengers? You improve the waste diversion of your Cruise. Our waste management greening strategy elevates the conventional ship system by sending pre-sorted material to the ships waste and recycling room. This assists MSC staff in the final sort insuring clean waste streams are delivered to the Waste Management Broward County recycling facility.
Conscious Cruiser Program – Take the pledge, take a stance
Choose my Ship Wisely
Not all ships are equal. Are there technologies aboard that help mitigate environmental impact? I will familiarize myself with the technologies that make the Divina more environmentally friendly.
Volunteer for Greening and Positive Legacy. Change happens at the grassroots and is for the people by the people. Volunteer on Jam Cruise 13 by contacting us at Greening@JamCruise.com
Leave a Positive Legacy
Seek, support and respect local cultural and custom. I won't get sucked into tourist traps and other business that see little profit to the local people.
Give attention to what I bought and brought aboard the ship. My products do not harm the ocean environment such as coral reefs, which some sun blocks do. I'm aware of single use items. I reuse my compostable cups and will hang up my towel and use it tomorrow.
Leave No Trace
Put waste in its place and understand what to recycle, compost and trash. I walk lightly when exploring the islands keeping in mind beach grasses and the delicate plants were there first.
“I should express first my being impressed by the initiatives already undertaken and accomplished on Jam Cruise. It is impressive to see the success Greening Jam Cruise have had in impacting the practice of the cruise line (especially as regards reducing/eliminating use of plastic and styrofoam, a focus on recycling, and demonstration of use of renewable energy). I believe you have established a role model for others wishing to “green” cruise ships they charter for events or activities.”
- Ross A. Klein, PhD is an internationally recognized authority on the cruise ship industry, commissioned to write four reports for the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, two reports for Bluewater Network/Friends of the Earth, and has more than a dozen articles and book chapters.