Air travel is a big part of life for many of us in the yachting industry – be it for business or pleasure, we spend a staggering amount of time on planes and in airports and, we are responsible for massive greenhouse gas emissions as a result. The Covid-19 pandemic sent us cowering to our home offices and looking for alternative ways to connect – and for many, the array of communication and video-calling platforms available meant that business didn’t have to stop entirely. BUT, can we extend this behaviour beyond the ‘new normal’ and make it the way of the future?
Working in partnership with Yacht Carbon Offset, Ed was able to offset his 10-tonne carbon footprint, generated by the 38 international flights he took in 2019. The cost was a mere £95 – a small price to pay for shrinking one’s impact on this delicate little ball of blue and green that we call home.
Ed and his team intend to see how the number of flights can be reduced generally across their business operations, and will partner this with other carbon-footprint-reducing steps.
In a move to put this positive action on the agenda of other super-yachting CEOs, Gym Marine now challenge their industry colleagues and travel-mad friends to join them in the #GreenWingsChallenge. How many miles of air travel can we offset? Can we make it to the moon and back?
Anyone can take part, and there are just three simple steps to get involved:
3. Our partner, Yacht Carbon Offset, will send you a quote for implementing and certifying the carbon offset measures from your flights. Pay your bill, proudly display your certificate, and share your story.
DONE – it’s as simple as that.
Check out some stats from those who’ve already accepted