Environment

Ssustainability advice from the RYA on how we can help reduce our impact on the natural environment.
 

Clubs and the environment

For the following reasons it makes sense to pay attention to the environmental impacts your club may have, and how best to manage them:

  • Compliance with environmental legislation which will affect every club in a number of ways.
  •  Cost savings – especially through more prudent use of energy and water and through managing waste effectively.
  • Conservation of the boating environment – we are highly dependent on clean, high quality water and surroundings for the enjoyment of our sport. We therefore have a collective responsibility to help promote and maintain a healthy natural environment.

Planning and the environment

The original RYA Planning and Environmental Handbook (see below) deals with the environmental issues which affect clubs. Each section focuses on the legal duties of each club for that particular topic and then provides information on how to manage the issue. It also contains relevant case studies and sources of further information.

For further details, please contact environment@rya.org.uk or visit RYA Environment Management.

Resources




Advice on antifouling and how to reduce its environmental impact.

Boaters can sign up to a “Boater Pledge”, committing to abiding by the Code, and obtain a pennant from The Green Blue to declare their support.

Toolkit to support sustainability for boating events such as races and regattas at water-based venues

Boaters can sign up to a “Boater Pledge”, committing to abiding by the Code, and obtain a pennant from The Green Blue to declare their support. More information here

Sustainable Boating

Information on the Green Blue and elements of sustainability.