LOOR is moving towards becoming a certified Green Regatta Organizer.  It will take time and effort from the whole sailing community, organizers and participants both, but the goal is worth it.  The 20 points below are each a step towards meeting the objectives established by Sailors for the Sea for organizing and participating in Green Regattas worldwide.  See how you measure up!

ELIMINATION OF SINGLE-USE ITEMS

 

 1. Eliminate Single-Use Water Bottles and Provide Water Refill Stations

 

 2. Eliminate Plastic Straws

 

 3. Serve Food with Plastic-Free Dinnerware

 

 4. Use or Provide Reusable Bags

 

 5. Award Gear or Use a Perpetual or Upcycled Trophy

 

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

 

 6. Publicize Your Sustainability Efforts

 

 7. Involve Local Organizations

 

 8. Post Responsible, Educational and Reusable Signage

 

 9. Serve Local Food or Source Seafood Sustainably

 

RESPONSIBLE WASTE MANAGEMENT

 

 10. Assemble and Identify Your Green Team

 

 11. Ensure Proper Waste Bin Placement and Signage

 

 12. Divert Food Waste from the Landfill

 

 13. Use Paperless Event Management

 

ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP

 

 14. Host a Beach or Marina Clean-up

 

 15. Promote Alternative Transportation

 

 16. Increase Awareness of Wildlife and Habitat Protection

 

 17. Offer Vegetarian or Vegan Alternatives

 

GREEN BOATING

 

 18. Encourage Water Only Washdowns

 

 19. Use Non-Toxic Sunscreens or Cleaning Products

 

 20. Do Not Offer Bow Stickers to Competitors

Interested in learning more about Sailors for the Sea and their initiatives?  Go to their website at

https://www.sailorsforthesea.org/

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