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Make 2019 count! Sustainable sailing clothing
by Gael Pawson
More and more technical fabrics are made out of recycled plastic bottles A staggeringly huge amount of waste is produced by the fashion industry. As the cost of most products doesn't include the cost of disposal, or their drain on resources and the environment, we have got to a stage where clothing is generally too cheap.
Posted on 24 Oct
Make 2019 count! Beach clean
by Gael Pawson
Big or small, here's how to make it fun It might seem like an impossible task, but cleaning up our beaches is one way all sailors can all make a difference, and it can be fun too, as increasing numbers of our community are realising.
Posted on 13 Sep
Make 2019 count! Travel
by Gael Pawson
One thing us sailors love is to travel So one thing us sailors love is to travel - open meetings, regattas, even the club we belong to might not be on our doorstep. How can we continue to enjoy our sport but make our participation more sustainable at the same time?
Posted on 10 Aug
Make 2019 count! Food and drink
by Gael Pawson
How sailors who love the sea can think about what they eat and drink There are a number of ways we can make our food and drink choices more sustainable. We are going to concentrate on two main strands here. First packaging and simple ways to slim down our plastic use and second the actual food we choose to consume.
Posted on 5 Jul
Make 2019 count! Reusable rather than disposable
by Gael Pawson
What do Olympic gold medallist sailors use? If we all changed as many of the disposable items we use to reusable alternatives we'd make a huge impact on our sustainability. It's not just the products themselves, but the chemicals. It doesn't have to be all or nothing.
Posted on 12 Jun
Make 2019 count! Leaner, greener washbags
by Gael Pawson
More space in your sailing kit bag, and less environmental impact When it comes to our own cleaning products, there are a lot of simple switches that can dramatically reduce our plastic use, waste and environmental impact. They also can free up space in your kitbag by dramatically reducing what you need.
Posted on 29 Apr
Make 2019 count! Kinder cleaning
by Gael Pawson
Gael Pawson's thoughts on how sailors can be kinder to the environment Cleaning products can account for more waste than we might think and there are plenty of alternatives that can make a significant difference to your impact on the world. Here are a few ways to cut our negative impact on the environment.
Posted on 5 Apr
Make 2019 count! Buy less; buy smarter
by Gael Pawson
Gael Pawson's thoughts on how sailors can reduce plastic waste The first step in minimising our impact on the planet is to reduce our consumption. Even if what we buy is fully recyclable, energy needs to be used to reuse it, and so one of the biggest differences we can make is simply to buy less.
Posted on 2 Mar
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