Best Practices

Having an effective Green Team should be the first thing you consider when hosting a Clean Regatta.

Educate your participants on threats and issues facing the ocean by creating a Clean Regattas subpage on your website.

At your next regatta, consider reducing as much paper as you can by prioritizing paperless communications.

It is important to create a tradition of sustainability at regattas that will have a dynamic impact on the oceans for years to come.

Regatta trophies can be very energy-intensive to create and often end up sitting on a dusty shelf somewhere.

On average, Americans throw away 2.5 million plastic bottles every hour and many of them end up in the landfill, or worse, your local waterway.

Water filtration systems are a great way to encourage participants to drink more water in a sustainable fashion.

Make sure that all seafood you offer is sustainably caught, that as much of your menu is as locally sourced as possible, and that vegetarian alternatives are available.

While this option is a little bit more time intensive, providing reusable dinnerware at your regatta is ultimately the most environmentally friendly option you can provide your participants and attendees.

In the classic “three R’s”, “recycling” comes third after “reduce” and “reuse."