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WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 25, 2017 – On Wednesday, April 26, The Ritz-Carlton, Georgetown will be hosting an intimate meet and greet with the renowned French oceanographic explorer, environmentalist, educator and film producer, Jean-Michel Cousteau. The meet and greet will take place from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM in The Yard, the property’s outdoor urban garden oasis in the heart of historic Georgetown.

Jean-Michel Cousteau, son of the legendary ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau, will be in Washington D.C. the week of April 24, 2017 for a climate summit. Cousteau will be speaking with Congress members on Capitol Hill this Thursday, April 27 and Friday, April 28 about the connection between climate change, healthy oceans, and sustainable choices. The meet and greet at The Ritz-Carlton, Georgetown will kick off the climate summit’s series of events. 

In honor of his visit, The Ritz-Carlton has created a special ocean-themed cocktail that will be served to guests and attendees in The Yard during the meet and greet event. The specialty cocktail, named The Explorer, is made with Pineapple-Infused Pisco, Lime Juice, Simple Syrup and Pineapple Wedge. Following the event, the cocktail will remain on The Ritz-Carlton, Georgetown’s Spring & Summer cocktail menu where one dollar of each sale will go to Jean-Michel Cousteau’s foundation, the Ocean Futures Society. Their mission: to explore our global ocean, inspiring and educating people throughout the world to act responsibly for its protection, documenting the critical connection between humanity and nature, and celebrating the ocean’s vital importance to the survival of all life on our planet.

About Ocean Futures Society: Ocean Futures Society was founded in 1999 by ocean explorer Jean-Michel Cousteau to carry on his dream – to explore the global oceans and share with the world the critical connection between the quality of the ocean and the quality of our lives. Jean-Michel and his team participated in the first attempt to rehabilitate a captive orca, Keiko, star of the “Free Willy” film, and return him to his ocean home. Documenting the entire journey, the Ocean Futures Society team learned first-hand of Keiko’s challenges and the accomplishment of his final freedom.

Ocean Futures Society is committed to educating the public on marine conservation and finding sustainable solutions to protect our ocean planet. From creating educational programs around the world that immerse children in nature, to communicating the importance of sustainable living, to producing documentaries that shed light on the state of the planet, Ocean Futures Society reaches both large and small audiences, winning hearts, and helping people fall in love with nature.

Jean-Michel and his team participated in the first attempt to rehabilitate a captive orca, Keiko, star of the “Free Willy” film, and to return him to his ocean home. Documenting the entire journey, the Ocean Futures Society team learned first-hand of Keiko’s challenges and the accomplishment of his final freedom.

Jean-Michel Cousteau and his team at Ocean Futures Society travel the world, meeting new people, new cultures, and new environments – always bringing with them their message of education, inspiration, and hope for a more sustainable future for our life-support system: the ocean.