There are quite some initiatives out there that aim at cleaning-up and developing health oceans. The Ocean Cleanup is probably one of the most well-known initiatives, whereby they developed technology to actual clean-up our oceans. Revolutionary on such a scale.
Focusing on cleaning-up internal waters is The Great Bubble Barrier. This too is a revelational technology, whereby waste is separated through a barrier of bubbles.
At Lorrendraaier we regretfully do not have the financial means to support such initiatives on a scale that would have any impact. We therefore decided to join the forces of the Water Revolution Foundation, a non-profit foundation that aims to drive sustainability in the superyacht industry through collaboration and innovation, leading the way towards neutralising its ecological footprint and preserving the world’s precious oceans.
Code of Conduct
The Water Revolution Foundation formulated a Code of Conduct, when signed, confirms the collective approach. This is the first thing we did as we wholeheartedly support the cause and are committed to the principles as stipulated in the Code of Conduct.
One very small example is that for years now we have actively reduced our CO² footprint, by paying an additional CO² levy on every single shipment we book.
Important Marine Mammal Areas Programme
The Water Revolution Foundation has setup a crowdfund with the aim of raising just over half a million Euros for the Important Marine Mammal Areas Programme. We made a modest contribution and we invite you to also make a contribution in order to fund the restoration of the balance of life in the ocean through the identification of Important Marine Mammal Areas (IMMAs)
Professionals we invite to also sign the Code of Conduct and commit oneself to the principles. Together with (in)active water-sporters, a donation however small in support of Important Marine Mammal Areas (IMMAs), is more than welcome.