How the Clean Water War is Won: Waterkeeper Alliance and Culture Trip Introduce “Waterkeeper Warriors”


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The Waterkeeper Warriors campaign features photography of waterways around the world and the Waterkeepers who defend them, with stories voiced by Alec Baldwin, Glenn Close, Larry David, Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton, Lupita Nyong’o, Susan Sarandon and more to educate global citizens on clean water protection

Every day, around the world, individuals known as Waterkeepers are fighting horrific acts of pollution and environmental injustice. Toxic sewage, oil spills, out-of-control mercury levels, lead poisoning, plastic pollution and more are threatening communities’ ability to safely swim, drink, fish and play in their local rivers, lakes, and streams.

The “Waterkeeper Warriors” fighting and winning these battles are the focus of a new digital awareness campaign that features compelling stories told by notable voices including Alec Baldwin, Susan Sarandon, Jon Hamm, and Lupita Nyong’o and more alongside brilliant photography by Culture Trip contributors to educate the masses on the importance of clean water protection.

Presented by Waterkeeper Alliance, the world’s fastest-growing clean water non-profit, and Culture Trip, a travel site and app that celebrates what’s special about places, people, and cultures across the globe, the “Waterkeeper Warriors” campaign chronicles 20 Waterkeepers from Cambodia and Bangladesh to London and San Francisco.

Notable voices telling Waterkeeper Warriors stories include: Alec Baldwin, Pierce Brosnan, Dylan Bruno, Glenn Close, Larry David, Jon Hamm, Marcia Gay Harden, Woody Harrelson, Rachael Harris, Cheryl Hines, Michael Keaton, Keegan-Michael Key, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Chad Lowe, Camryn Manheim, Lupita Nyong’o, Rosie Perez, Gordon Ramsay, Susan Sarandon, Sarah Silverman and more.

Photographers include: Chloe Aftel, Finn Beales, Sharbendu De, Andy Levin, Nigel Parry, Mark Schafer.

Waterkeeper Warriors include: Casi Callaway, Mobile Baykeeper, Mobile, AL; Rebecca Jim, Tar Creekkeeper, Miami, OK; Senglong Youk, Tonle Sap Lake Waterkeeper, Phnom Penh, Cambodia; Sejal Choksi-Chugh, San Francisco Baykeeper, San Francisco, CA; Hao Xin, Qiantang River Waterkeeper, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China; Dean Wilson, Atchafalaya Basinkeeper, Plaquemine, LA; Sharif Jamil, Buriganga Riverkeeper & Waterkeepers Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh; Liliana Guerrero, Bocas de Ceniza Waterkeeper, Cartagena, Colombia; Rodrigo de la O, Maule Itata Coastkeeper, Santiago, Chile; Fred Tutman, Patuxent Riverkeeper, Washington, DC; Kemp Burdette, Cape Fear Riverkeeper, Wilmington, NC; Captain Bill Sheehan, Hackensack Riverkeeper, Hackensack, NJ; Rashema Ingraham, Bimini Coastal Waterkeeper & Waterkeepers Bahamas, Bahamas; Rachel Silverstein, Miami Waterkeeper, Miami, FL; Theo Thomas, London Waterkeeper, Greater London, UK; Megh Ale, Karnali River Waterkeeper, Kathmandu, Nepal; Yongchen Wang, Beiyun Waterkeeper, Beijing, China; Jill Jedlicka, Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper, Buffalo, NY; Bruno Monteferri, Marañon River Waterkeeper, Lima, Peru; Mbacke Seck, Hann Baykeeper, Dakar, Senegal.


About Waterkeeper

United as one powerful force, Waterkeeper Alliance fights for every community's right to drinkable, fishable, swimmable water. For more information please visit waterkeeper.org