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Disney appoints Eraise Thompson as island environmental manager

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'Growing up in the Bahamas, I am passionate about preserving and protecting our beautiful waters and our diverse variety of animal and plant life,' Eraise Thompson said
Disney Cruise Line appointed Eraise Thompson as island environmental manager, a new role coordinating initiatives at Castaway Cay and Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point.

The Freeport, Bahamas native will focus primarily on lowering emissions, conserving water and reducing waste. She also will train island crew members how to support the cruise line’s environmental sustainability initiatives.

Experience in health, safety and environmental initiatives

Thompson brings nearly a decade of experience spanning various roles focused on health, safety and environmental initiatives. Most recently, she served as environmental specialist for Grand Bahama Power Co., where she coordinated and supervised environmental projects and training programs.

Thompson holds a master of science degree in occupational environmental safety and health from the University of the West Indies and a bachelor of science degree in biology with a minor in chemistry from the University of the Bahamas. She is a member of the National Environmental Health Association and The Bahamas Association of Safety Professionals.

Passionate about preserving and protecting

'Growing up in the Bahamas, I am passionate about preserving and protecting our beautiful waters and our diverse variety of animal and plant life,' Thompson said. 'I am excited and honored to be joining Disney Cruise Line and to contribute my expertise towards Disney’s impressive environmental goals that aim to make a positive impact on Disney Castaway Cay and throughout the Bahamas.'

'It has been a pleasure introducing Eraise to our Disney Castaway Cay team, as we continue to welcome local experts into roles across all areas of our island destination,' said Earle Bethell, island operations director at Castaway Cay. 'Her experience implementing successful environmental programs will add to Disney Cruise Line’s legacy of protecting and highlighting the natural beauty of the Bahamas.'

Thompson joins DCL’s growing team of Bahamian experts in roles dedicated to the environment and conservation work. In 2022, the line hired conservationists Bradley Watson and Pachancia Knowles to lead the implementation of its environmental management plan and local conservation strategies at Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point.