We believe that, as the same time as seeing what is right with the world, it is important to also see what is wrong – and then take whatever remedial actions are within our means. Our seas and our shores need gatekeepers, and it is important that our business, and others, take on the role.
It’s a long journey and, unlike Zeus, we cannot hurl thunderbolts to make people sit up, take notice and change their ways. Although still a dream, we envision the yachting and small cruise ships industries significantly more sustainable than they currently are. In an effort to make the dream become reality we bring our persuasive powers to bear where we can, endeavoring to ensure:
- Captain and crew on the vessels we work with are conscious of the importance of sustainability
- We request that they pursue a practice of eliminating single-use plastic
- In particular we ask that they provide refillable metal water bottles for guests use
These may be small first steps, but they are vital ones in both starting to reverse the problem and changing the mindset of the tourist industry.