‘Taking the first step is the hardest part...’
Last week saw the start of the global climate strike, an international movement lead by Greta Thunberg, to demand action to prevent further global warming and climate change. Naturally, there has been a huge response across the media, acknowledging the positives as well critics delving into some of the stated hypocrisies.
People joined the global climate strike because they want to make a difference, they want to see change and they want their voices heard. Disregarding opinions, what it has done is once again triggered conversation and raised awareness. So, how is this relevant to the yachting industry?
Mentioning the global climate strike in conjunction with yachting is in itself the epitome of hypocrisy. The yachting industry, on the whole, is quite simply fuelled by fossil fuels. Not to mention the other unsustainable practices that go hand in hand with the running of luxury yachts. Luxury is seen to be one of those things that has to come at the cost of the planet, but this is wrong, it can and now, needs to go hand in hand with sustainability.
From new, greening technology, to suppliers launching eco-friendly products to sustainably conscious crew coming to the front line, there has been a big shift towards sustainability in recent years.
Every big change, no matter how unachievable it may seem today, comes from a series of small manageable steps.
1. Identifying problems.
Learning and education is key to knowing the things you should and shouldn’t be doing to implement sustainable practices.
2. Changing attitudes.
Each player within the industry needs to develop an eco conscious mindset.
3. Promoting change.
Small changes lead up to changing the bigger, overall picture.
4. Finding solutions.
Research and invest in viable alternatives to the unsustainable practices.
At Seastainable Yachting we want to help you start taking these steps today.