Céline Cousteau collaborates with nonprofit organizations and partners on humanitarian or environmental initiatives as an effective way to increase probability of a successful campaign and gain additional exposure for the cause through an expanding network.
A documentary filmaker and gifted storyteller, Céline encourages us to be responsible global citizens
In 2011, Contiki Holidays was the proud sponsor of Ocean Inspiration, a two-part event hosted by Céline to celebrate the life and legacy of Jacques Cousteau – a man who opened the world’s eyes to what lies beneath the sea. Held in New York City, USA, the gala dinner was attended by two generations of the Cousteau family including her father, Jean-Michel Cousteau and her brother, Fabien Cousteau.
Following the gala, Contiki took part in a public forum held at the World Resources Institute in Washington D.C., USA. “The Future of the Oceans” panel included conservations and marine biologists whose discussion focused on the consequences of coral reef degradation.
Contiki’s support for Céline’s efforts continued in 2012 when Contiki staff joined Céline to meet with the 2012 MAR Leaders in Mexico. The MAR Leaders are committed to tackling the environmental problems facing the Mesoamerican Reef System (MAR) and are building a network of local, regional and international contacts to nurture their projects.
In 2015, TreadRight welcomed Céline as our TreadRight Ambassador, helping us tell the stories of our projects and partners.