Giving Back - Sailors for the Sea

Giving Back

 March 30, 2015  | By: Oceana

We are so grateful to Velocitek for their fourth annual contribution to Sailors for the Sea!  By inspiring the marine industry to protect the ocean they are leaders on and off the water. Velocitek makes electronic instruments for performance sailing – and what better way to give back to the community that uses their products than to support the protection of the waters they race in!

Not only does Velocitek support the environment through financial contributions, they are dedicated to improving their products to reduce their environmental impact. Last year they released a new product, Shift, that features a solar panel recharging batteries while you are sailing and most importantly, eliminating single use batteries from their product. While it may seem like a simple step, it ads up. Rechargeable batteries consume up to 23 times less non-renewable natural resources than disposable batteries.

Velocitek’s annual contribution is made as part of their commitment to 1% for the Planet, an alliance of businesses financially committed to creating a healthy planet with members donating 1% of their revenue to a non-profit that works to protect the environment. This international movement involves over 1,200 companies, 3,300 non-profits and moth than $100 million given to the planet!