Green Boating Guide for Earth Day 2016

Published on April 18th, 2016

In honor of Earth Day on April 22, Sailors for the Sea has launched their new Green Boating Guide in time for the spring boat preparation season.

“Our Green Boating Guide offers simple tips, eco-friendly products and solutions to help boaters maintain their watercraft while also being aware of potential environmental impacts,” said Shelley Brown, Ph.D. Education Director, Sailors for the Sea. “We can all take small steps to ensure the waters we love are protected for future generations.”

Sailors for the Sea partnered with Bonnier Publishing to survey the subscribers of Cruising World and Sailing World to see what they thought or knew about ocean health issues.
• 79% of boaters are concerned about ocean health
• 67% feel that plastic pollution is the one of our most pressing problems
• 75% are concerned about the future of the ocean for their children or grandchildren
• 97% want more information about what they can do to help protect the waters they love

The Green Boating Guide is a go-to resource for quick, easy to understand information featuring 24 topics that affect all boaters, power or sail, and offers practical information to show the best possible course of action for boating in an environmentally responsible way. The guide also features information on maintenance and running a boat in an efficient manner that will help boaters save money and avoid costly environmental mistakes.

“Boaters are the natural choice to be the leaders in protecting their waters while enjoying what they love,” noted R. Mark Davis, President, Sailors for the Sea. “This exceptional guide provides each and every one of us the know how to be stewards of a healthier ocean.”

The guide is available online or a PDF version can be downloaded.

About Sailors for the Sea

Sailors for the Sea is a leading conservation organization that engages, educates, inspires and activates the sailing and boating community toward healing the ocean. Sailors for the Sea is a movement and pragmatic voice for action that offers boaters tangible opportunities to create a legacy and make a difference. Visit to learn more.

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