Geberit North America “Explores” Sustainability With Mike Horn

May 10, 2011

Geberit North America, a sponsor of the PANGAEA Expedition with extreme explorer Mike Horn, hosted tours of the of-the-art boat along with an event in San Francisco to celebrate Horn’s halfway point of his four-year trip. Horn has traversed the world by sea in PANGAEA to promote sustainable responsibility and education.

Horn and his team have visited Europe, Antarctica, New Zealand, Malaysia, India, the Himalayas, Mongolia and most recently San Francisco, and will continue the project into 2012, covering all continents and climate zones, as well as the world’s oceans. His objective is to raise awareness of the planet’s beauty among people around the world and to promote active participation in environmental protection.

“Mike Horn is very impressive and even more so in person,” said John Fitzgerald, VP of marketing for Geberit North America. “When you hear all that he has accomplished, in such a short amount of time, in the elements he encounters on the PANGAEA, it’s captivating. We are thrilled to be working with such a remarkable person.”

Guests of Geberit’s San Francisco event joined Horn on a tour of the boat, as well as a sail out into the San Francisco Bay. “Our guests said it was the thrill of a lifetime to be able to sail with such a worldly expert,” said Fitzgerald. “Words are inadequate to explain his adventures—something his website and blog help capture.”

“We are pleased with how successful the PANGAEA expedition has been thus far. Mike has been implementing environmental and social projects in the water and on land, and educating the youth and others around the world about the importance of sustainability and protecting the Earth,” said Fitzgerald. “Achieving sustainability is a core value for Geberit, and we are proud to align ourselves with Mike’s bold objectives and decision to travel for four years with young and inexperienced people. It demonstrates his commitment, like Geberit’s, to educate and promote active participation in environmental protection around the world.”

Geberit employees around the world also work alongside Horn and his team when they stop at the different ports. Geberit participates in this project via specific initiatives to renovate the sanitation systems of schools, hospitals and other social units along the PANGAEA route.

Pictured: Mike Horn gives architect David Gast a tour of PANGAEA.
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