LBCC Sustainability & CSR Aims 2023
The Little Britain Challenge Cup strives to be a sustainable regatta, an aim we seek to continually improve upon. This year we have further aims, both in reducing the impact of the event, and having a wider positive impact on the environment, particularly the sea.
Our intention is to ensure that by participating in the race you will be actively benefiting both environmental and social sustainability.
The key areas of focus in achieving this are:
The story so far…
For the second year running, we achieved Silver Certified Clean Regatta status in 2023, following the Sailors for the Sea program. To do this, we delivered a range of measures, with support from competitors.
In addition to this, we had a specific focus on the reduction of waste and the promotion of re-use. We actively promoted the re-use of flags, wrist bands, etc., by both minimising the need for bow stickers (for racing purposes) and the removal of dates to make items re-usable year after year.
Plans for this year and beyond
We aim to achieve Gold Certification this year. This will be achieved through more intelligent waste management and more responsible sourcing of food provided as part of hospitality. Concurrently we will be working to achieve these three aims, as follows:
YOUR GUIDE to a sustainable regatta
We are working hard to make sure that we maximise re-use, minimise waste and minimise carbon emissions and water use associated with all the onshore activities.
We need you to:
1. Re-use – bottles and cups
Please bring your own re-useable bottles to fill up with water on the marina to reduce use of single use ones
At the pontoon parties, Gunners will be providing complementary cocktails in their recyclable cans. When finished it needs to be put in the recycling bin. A paper straw can be provided for those who don’t like to drink from can, or a re-useable washable glass will be available from the bar.
Can you take public transport to the regatta instead of driving? There are lots of options on trains and ferries. If driving is the only option can you car share with people in your crew (or even other crews) to reduce trips?
Separate your waste, please:
~general waste to landfill (use the Black bin liners),
~mixed recycling (Green bin liners)
~and glass (Blue bin liners),
please separate out recyclables and put in the marked recycling bins on the marina.
4. Green boating
Become a Sailors for the Sea Green Boater at www.sailorsforthesea.org/greenboater and receive a free, digital Green Boating Guide with tips on how to boat in an environmentally responsible manner
If we can all: use less, waste less, recycle more, pollute less & be fully aware of our ecological impact – we can do our bit towards a healthier sustainable world.
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