Tickets on sale for Cousteau killer whales talk June 25, 2009

COLLEGE PARK, MD, June 8 -- Tickets are now available for a talk by famed environmentalist, educator and film producer Jean-Michel Cousteau at 8:15 am on Thursday, June 25, at the Marriott Inn and Conference Center in College Park, Md., adjacent to the University of Maryland.

Cousteau’s talk, “The Call of the Killer Whale,” is one of the featured keynote addresses at the 13th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference. Organized by the American Chemical Society Green Chemistry Institute®, the conference will be held at the Marriott June 23-25.

Media inquiries:

Marvin Coyner

301-985-4647 (press room)

Joyce Kilgore 202-872-6109

Tickets for the Cousteau event are $20 per person for adults and can be purchased online at or onsite at the conference center. Tickets for students and individuals 18 and under (with valid I.D.) are $10 per person and can only be purchased onsite at the conference center. Onsite sales are available from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., June 22-24, and 7:00-8:00 a.m. on June 25.

Call 202-872-6102 for more information or to reserve a ticket in advance. Tickets are not required for people who are registered to attend the conference on Thursday.

An internationally recognized spokesperson on water issues, Cousteau, son of ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau, is the founder and president of Ocean Futures Society and executive vice president of The Cousteau Society. He has produced more than 80 films and received numerous awards, including an Emmy and a Peabody.

The ACS Green Chemistry Institute® is a nonprofit organization devoted to promoting and advancing the discovery and design of chemical products and processes that eliminate the generation and use of hazardous substances in all aspects of the global chemical enterprise.