The Green Blue

Invasive Species Week

Check Clean Dry – help stop the spread of invasive species and diseases. Save the date: 13 – 17 May is Invasive Species Week. It is your chance to get involved and protect your club waters from invasive aquatic species by taking advantage of free signs and materials. Unwanted non-native plants and animals are invading our waterways and pose a ...

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#GoGreenFor2019

The Green Blue calls on boaters to #GoGreenFor2019. As boaters we all have a vested interest in protecting the environment where we spend our leisure time and The Green Blue is dedicated to ensuring you get the best possible advice on how to do that. Demand for support, advice and resources from The Green Blue has never been stronger, with ...

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Don’t fall foul of dust, debris and drips

The Green Blue urges boaters to prevent antifoul scrapings, drips and spills from entering the water by placing a tarpaulin under the hull. Kate Fortnam, The Green Blue Campaign Manager. It Is that time of year again… when we turn our thoughts to annual winter maintenance and the chore of scrubbing down hulls and applying a new coat of antifoul ...

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Events Go Green

The Green Blue set to launch new sustainability toolkit for event organisers. Kate Fortnam, The Green Blue Campaign Manager The Green Blue, the joint environment initiative created by the RYA and British Marine to encourage a more sustainable recreational boating sector, is encouraging anyone organising a boating event to think about how it can be made as environmentally sustainable as ...

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Check Clean Dry

Going abroad this summer? Do not bring back more than you bargained for! Kate Fortnam, The Green Blue Campaign Manager. Check Clean Dry Summer 2018 – help stop the spread of invasive species and diseases from abroad. If you are off in search of sunny weather and new waters this summer remember to Check, Clean, Dry to make sure you ...

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PROTECTING OUR WATERS

Kate Fortnam, The Green Blue Campaign Manager. The Green Blue’s new educational awareness campaign has got off to a flying start. The Green Blue’s new educational awareness campaign started in September 2017 with a focus on raising awareness of the UK’s Marine Protected Areas amongst the recreational boating community. It works to provide support and advice in adopting best practice ...

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Sustainability Challenge

The RYA and British Marine’s joint environment initiative The Green Blue has revealed University of Manchester Sailing Club as the overall winner of the University Sailing Sustainability Challenge 2017-18. Environmental problems like waste disposal, climate change and the pollution of our oceans affect every human, animal and nation on this planet. Environmental issues are also a hot topic in lecture halls ...

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Tackling plastic pollution

As the UK considers a tax on single-use plastics to tackle ocean pollution, The Green Blue takes a look at what boaters can do to help. In the autumn budget Philip Hammond called for evidence into the use of everyday plastics and how a charge could help shrink the UK’s waste – a project now well underway. Just last month ...

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GOING GREEN FOR CHRISTMAS

If you are still searching for some inspiration for this year’s Christmas presents, there is no better time to look at some nifty gadgets that will go on being useful – at home or on board – even when the novelty factor has worn off and Christmas Day is a distant memory. Kate Fortnam, The Green Blue Campaign Manager There ...

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Dust, Debris and Drips

Emma Barton, RYA Planning & Environmental Manager As the nights draw in, thoughts will be turning to annual winter maintenance tasks and the chore of scrubbing down hulls and applying a new coat of antifoul for next season. Antifouling paints are hazardous mixtures that prevent the build-up of marine organisms on vessel hulls. They work largely by releasing biocides into ...

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