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Sea Shepherd Germany to Launch First Ship

Dr. Bronner’s, the global top-selling natural soap and bodycare brand with its European headquarters in Dusseldorf, will join with Sea Shepherd Germany today, Thursday, 1 June in Bremen, Germany to hold a press conference and a party for the general public to launch Sea Shepherd Germany’s first ship, the MV Emanuel Bronner and announce its plans to set sail to defend wildlife in the Baltic Sea this summer.

Press and attendees will have the opportunity to meet and hear from local and global leadership of ocean conservation organization, Sea Shepherd and top-selling organic soap brand, Dr. Bronner’s, who donated the vessel, about the Baltic Sea campaign. The new ship will be on display and there will be delicious vegan food and drink, music, and festivities for the whole family.

“As a maker of organic and fair trade soaps the conservation of biodiversity and the protection of marine environments is particularly important to us. We appreciate and are inspired by the authentic and direct action oriented approach of Sea Shepherd. We are very pleased to support ocean protection efforts off the coast of Germany,” says Axel Rungweber, Managing Director of Dr. Bronner’s Europe.

Details of the launch event:

WHAT: Press Conference and Party to Protect Our Oceans.

WHO: Dr. Bronner’s and Sea Shepherd Leadership.

Attendees will hear from:

Michael Bronner, President of Dr. Bronner’s
Alex Cornelisenn, CEO of Sea Shepherd Global
Axel Rungweber, Managing Director of Dr. Bronner’s Europe
Anne Kämmerling, Director of Sea Shepherd Germany
Manuel Abraas, Leader of Baltic Sea Campaign

WHEN: Thursday, 1st of June 2017. Press Conference at 11:00am; Party at 4:00pm

WHERE: Museum Habour Bremen-Vegesack, Zur Vegesacker Fähre, 28757 Bremen, Germany

“Sea Shepherd Germany is thrilled to have the support of Dr. Bronner’s and to be able to partner with a company that has a deep understanding of the consequences of human actions on the planet,” says Anne Kämmerling, Director of Sea Shepherd Germany.

Dr. Bronner's
Dr. Bronner’s is a family business committed to honoring the vision of founder Emanuel Bronner by making socially and environmentally responsible products of the highest quality, and by dedicating profits to help make a better world. The company’s commitment to animal and environmental protection and progressive business practices is part of the company’s mission to put into practice the principles that inform the philosophy printed on the company’s iconic soap labels written by founder Emanuel Bronner. The company has grown to become the top selling natural soap maker in North America and a major brand worldwide. Based on 2015 sales, a bottle of Dr. Bronner’s soap was sold on average every 3 seconds.

Sea Shepherd Global
Sea Shepherd is an international non-profit marine conservation movement using innovative tactics and direct action to defend, conserve and protect the worlds oceans and marine wildlife. Founded by Paul Watson in 1977, today Sea Shepherd is a worldwide movement with independent national and regional entities in over 20 countries.

With the exception of the US-based Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS), they are united by a common mission through Sea Shepherd Global, based in Amsterdam, which coordinates communications, logistics and a fleet of five ships to cooperate on campaigns around the world. Sea Shepherd investigates and documents violations of international and national conservation law, and enforces conservation measures where legal authority exists. 

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