Blake Lapthorn green breakfast with The Green Blue - 19 November 2013

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On Wednesday 19 November 2013, Blake Lapthorn's Climate Change team hosted a green breakfast seminar titled 'Influencing change in the UK leisure marine sector', with guest speakers Jane Swan and Dan Reading of The Green Blue.

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  • To raise awareness amongst industry and users about The Green Blue, its messages and work.
    To minimise incidences of harmful discharges to the environment from the sector: oil, fuel, litter, antifoul, INNS, wash down, pump out, on board cleaning, exhaust emissions.
    To help reduce the levels of environmental disturbance generated by the sector: noise, anchoring/eco-mooring, wash/speed/wildlife.
    To enable and encourage boaters and the industry to make sustainable choices: waste management/recycling, water efficiency, energy efficiency, fuel efficiency.
  • Blake Lapthorn green breakfast with The Green Blue - 19 November 2013

    1. 1. Influencing change in the UK leisure marine sector Blake Lapthorn Green Breakfast Briefing 19 November 2013 A joint BMF and RYA Initiative
    2. 2. Sailing is already environmentally friendly, isn’t it? A joint BMF and RYA Initiative
    3. 3. Ahead of the curve o o o o Individual responsibility Freedom Avoid unnecessary legislation Demonstrate stewardship A joint BMF and RYA Initiative
    4. 4. Unique A joint BMF and RYA Initiative
    5. 5. Mission To support the sustainable use of coastal and inland waters by the UK leisure marine sector for today and for future generations. + awareness and sustainable choices -minimising harmful discharges and disturbance A joint BMF and RYA Initiative
    6. 6. The scale of the challenge 1.2 million boats owned by UK households 2.8 million participants each year 103,000 RYA members 3,000 clubs and training centres 1,500 BMF businesses A joint BMF and RYA Initiative
    7. 7. Control the controllables A joint BMF and RYA Initiative
    8. 8. Back to basics A joint BMF and RYA Initiative
    9. 9. Start a conversation ££££££ £ A joint BMF and RYA Initiative
    10. 10. Make it sticky KILLER SHRIMP Dikerogammerus villosus A joint BMF and RYA Initiative
    11. 11. Make it credible Target audience Socio-economic group ABC1 •Knowledge professions •Educated •Challenging A joint BMF and RYA Initiative
    12. 12. Dear Editor, Dear Editor, I am intrigued by your claim about the relative bacterial content of shore and boat flushes. Please could you send me a link to the science? Dear Sirs, I challenge the figures quoted that one flush from a boat contains 250,000 times the bacteria than a home flush. This has to be grossly overstated. It’s exactly the same stuff after all! Editor, How on earth can this be true. Sensationalising on environmental matters helps no one: it spreads misinformation. The only way we can make progress is by good education and understanding, which then builds advocates and a groundswell for change. A joint BMF and RYA Initiative
    13. 13. Make it easy A joint BMF and RYA Initiative
    14. 14. Work with the best A joint BMF and RYA Initiative
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    16. 16. Success  Hundreds of presentations, site visits, events, publications, conversations and mini-projects        7,500,000 million litres of waste from diverted from landfill Measured savings of £250,000 Environmental criteria part of TYHA Gold Anchor Scheme Killer Shrimp contained in four locations Washdown systems going in to more marinas Approached by other NGBs worldwide WPNSA, Sunsail, P1 Powerboat – ISO standard A joint BMF and RYA Initiative
    17. 17. Sustainability, Sailing and the Olympics A joint BMF and RYA Initiative
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    19. 19. • • • • Natural England Marine Management Organisation Crown Estate Portland Port Authority A joint BMF and RYA Initiative
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    24. 24. Daily audits A joint BMF and RYA Initiative
    25. 25. Officially unofficial venue Therefore ‘supplier’ had to be audited Produce own EMP A joint BMF and RYA Initiative
    26. 26. How did we do? A joint BMF and RYA Initiative
    27. 27. How did we do? A joint BMF and RYA Initiative
    28. 28. How did we do? 175.22 tonnes of waste A joint BMF and RYA Initiative
    29. 29. sustainable event management BS 8901 : 2009 A joint BMF and RYA Initiative
    30. 30. ISO 20121 Third party certified A joint BMF and RYA Initiative
    31. 31. What have we learnt? •New way of doing things •Procurement code •ISO Management systems •Conducting professional audits and being audited •Compliance reviews •Legal registers •Be prepared – EMP’s • Be prepared to wear anything… Thank you A joint BMF and RYA Initiative

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