The Green Blue, the joint environment initiative of the British Marine and Royal Yachting Association, has a new range of educational materials to help RYA clubs and training centres raise awareness of environmental good practice amongst their members, staff and students on RYA courses. By adopting good practice across the recreational boating community, we can safeguard the waters we enjoy boating in and the wildlife and habitats we share it with. Awareness materials include:
A selection of eye catching sustainable boating top tip posters for different craft, with inland and coastal versions available. Craft includes sail dinghy, RIB, motorboat, yacht, narrowboat, motor cruiser, windsurfer and PWC. These can be displayed on notice boards, websites and sent out on social media and embedded in e-newsletters.
A selection of sustainable boating top tip info-graphics to communicate good practice to members. These can be inserted as email footers, embedded into e-newsletters and posted out on social media for members to see. Includes environmental good practice on oil and fuel use, applying and removing anti-foul, anchoring, removing invasive species from your craft, how to minimise wildlife and habitat disturbance as well as how to minimise single use plastics.
- Sustainable Boating Guides:
Green Guides providing a variety of environmental good practices with practical solutions to help recreational boaters be more sustainable. The main guides for individual boaters are; The Green Guide to Coastal Boating, The Green Guide to Inland Boating and The Green Wildlife Guide for Boaters.
- Environmental Self-Assessment for Clubs
These resources help guide RYA clubs in how to become more environmentally sustainable. The self-assessment is a checklist providing examples of how your club can raise environmental awareness and facilitate good practice for its members including; how to write an environmental policy, awareness materials and methods, waste management to minimise single use plastics and biosecurity measures to help prevent the introduction and spread of aquatic invasive species around UK waters
For further guidance clubs can access The Green Guide to Check, Clean Dry Guide for Clubs for more detail on biosecurity measures and The Green Guide for Clubs providing further examples and case studies on how to make your club more sustainable.
To start your journey to becoming a greener club request your free batch of resources by contacting Kate Fortnam, Campaign Manager for The Green Blue at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 02380 604227 and visit www.thegreenblue.org.uk for further information.
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