Sustainability award for The Green Blue

The RYA has received a sustainability award from 11th Hour Racing The RYA has received a sustainability award from 11th Hour Racing
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The Green Blue has been crowned winner of the World Sailing 11th Hour Racing Sustainability Award.

The award celebrates the effective execution and ongoing delivery of sustainability initiatives, aligned to the World Sailing Sustainability Agenda 2030.

The RYA has, through The Green Blue, its joint environmental initiative with British Marine, been providing sustainability advice to the recreational boating sector since 2005.

“We are thrilled to have won the award to be recognised for the work we have put in to help make recreational boating more sustainable over the past year, building on nearly 15 years of targeted action,” said Kate Fortnam, The Green Blue campaign manager.

Sustainability strategy

Key actions in 2019 have included increased funding for The Green Blue with awareness-raising campaigns and best practice guidance, signing a new environmental policy and initiating a sustainability strategy for the organisation.

In addition, the RYA has recruited new staff to the sustainability team and signed up to the UN Global Compact, supporting the delivery of the UN Global Goals covering environmental, social and economic issues.

The organisation is also committed to achieving ISO14001 certification over the next 12 months.

The RYA will receive a prize fund of $10,000 as well as a perpetual trophy.

The funding will be used to support The Green Blue’s development of a national volunteer team to deliver the environmental programme’s outreach work through educational activities, talks, instructor training and events.

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