The Green Blue

The joint environmental awareness programme between British Marine and the Royal Yachting Association. The Green Blue is an environment programme for anyone who enjoys getting out on the water or whose livelihood depends on it.

We help boat users, marine businesses and sailing clubs to reduce their impact on our coastal and inland waters. We offer practical advice, help, guidance and even money saving tips for anyone who wishes to help keep our coasts and inland waters the pleasant places that we so enjoy.

Operating as usual

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DYK we have a range of information and resources to support Clubs, Centres and Associations to be more sustainable.
From guides on running a sustainable event and creating an env. policy to educational activity ideas.
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http://rya.org/C4nI50G69Zn

DYK we have a range of information and resources to support Clubs, Centres and Associations to be more sustainable.
From guides on running a sustainable event and creating an env. policy to educational activity ideas.
🌍
http://rya.org/C4nI50G69Zn

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Want to keep up-to-date with the latest news and events from The Green Blue? Of course you do!

Simply sign-up to The Green Blue's bi-monthly newsletter and you'll receive all our latest green boating tips, news, blogs, videos and more... 🌊⛵⛴️

Just click the yellow icon on The Green Blue homepage
👉 http://rya.org/u0Vn50GafBk

Want to keep up-to-date with the latest news and events from The Green Blue? Of course you do!

Simply sign-up to The Green Blue's bi-monthly newsletter and you'll receive all our latest green boating tips, news, blogs, videos and more... 🌊⛵⛴️

Just click the yellow icon on The Green Blue homepage
👉 http://rya.org/u0Vn50GafBk

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We're pleased to welcome Elvstrøm Sails UK onto The Green Blue Business Directory! Their sailcloth (pictured) is made from EKKO recycled plastic. With every Elvstrøm sail that contains recycled materials they collect 1 kg of plastic from the oceans through the ReSea Project 🌊👏⛵

Great to catch-up with them at the Southampton Boat Show!

➡️ http://rya.org/R6dX50G9Ief

We're pleased to welcome Elvstrøm Sails UK onto The Green Blue Business Directory! Their sailcloth (pictured) is made from EKKO recycled plastic. With every Elvstrøm sail that contains recycled materials they collect 1 kg of plastic from the oceans through the ReSea Project 🌊👏⛵

Great to catch-up with them at the Southampton Boat Show!

➡️ http://rya.org/R6dX50G9Ief

Photos from The Green Blue's post 14/09/2021

Single-use plastic is out as The Green Blue joined forces with the Final Straw Foundation at yesterday's Southampton Boat Show to launch the 'Single-use Plastic Free Accreditation' for clubs, training centres and boating businesses 🥇🥈🥉

Find out more and how you can get involved
➡️ http://rya.org/Vsgh50G9zrZ

Photos from Premier Marinas's post 13/09/2021

Photos from Premier Marinas's post

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Day 4 Southampton Boat Show⚓⛵ Today we're super excited to be launching the 'Single Use Plastic Free Accreditation' with the Final Straw Foundation 🙌♻️

Join us on the Foredeck Stage at 1.30pm to find out more!

Day 4 Southampton Boat Show⚓⛵ Today we're super excited to be launching the 'Single Use Plastic Free Accreditation' with the Final Straw Foundation 🙌♻️

Join us on the Foredeck Stage at 1.30pm to find out more!

Photos from The Green Blue's post 12/09/2021

Weekend round-up from Southampton Boat Show and what a fantastic-ly busy weekend it's been! We've announced the Show's Exhibitor Sustainability Awards, watched the Brian Black Journalism Awards, held a Sustainable Anchoring & Mooring talk with the LIFE Recreation Remedies and chatted with hundreds of visitors from our stand in Ocean Hall 😊⛵

There's still plenty to see and do and tomorrow we'll be launching our Single-use Plastic Free Accreditation with the Final Straw Foundation at 1.30pm on the Foredeck Stage - see you there!

#saveourseabed

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Visiting the Southampton Boat Show today? Don't miss the 'Sustainable Anchoring and Mooring' talk by The Green Blue's Kate Fortnam and the LIFE Recreation Remedies Project⚓⛵🌱

Talk begins at 2.30pm on the Foredeck Stage, see you there! #saveourseabed

Visiting the Southampton Boat Show today? Don't miss the 'Sustainable Anchoring and Mooring' talk by The Green Blue's Kate Fortnam and the LIFE Recreation Remedies Project⚓⛵🌱

Talk begins at 2.30pm on the Foredeck Stage, see you there! #saveourseabed

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£3,000 has been awarded by Yachting Monthly for inspiring writing about plastic pollution 🧴🛍️🗑️

An article by Sophie Dingwall, Polluted Paradise, examining ocean plastic pollution and its devastating effects on Caribbean island communities, was selected as the winning entry for the first Brian Black Memorial Award, sponsored by B&G.

Sophie was presented with her award – a cash prize of £2,000 and a donation of £1,000 to an environmental project or charity of her choice, as well as a trophy and commemorative handmade pen – at the Southampton Boat Show this morning by Mike Golding OBE - well done Sophie🙌

Find out more and read the winning article here: http://rya.org/vacS50G7Gc5

£3,000 has been awarded by Yachting Monthly for inspiring writing about plastic pollution 🧴🛍️🗑️

An article by Sophie Dingwall, Polluted Paradise, examining ocean plastic pollution and its devastating effects on Caribbean island communities, was selected as the winning entry for the first Brian Black Memorial Award, sponsored by B&G.

Sophie was presented with her award – a cash prize of £2,000 and a donation of £1,000 to an environmental project or charity of her choice, as well as a trophy and commemorative handmade pen – at the Southampton Boat Show this morning by Mike Golding OBE - well done Sophie🙌

Find out more and read the winning article here: http://rya.org/vacS50G7Gc5

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Aaaand the 2021 Southampton Boat Show is now officially open 🎉

If you're visiting the Show over the next few days you'll be able to catch The Green Blue on the Foredeck Stage at various times across the event. Full details below 👇

Don't forget to check out our stand in Ocean Hall too!

Aaaand the 2021 Southampton Boat Show is now officially open 🎉

If you're visiting the Show over the next few days you'll be able to catch The Green Blue on the Foredeck Stage at various times across the event. Full details below 👇

Don't forget to check out our stand in Ocean Hall too!

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Opening tomorrow, The Green Blue will be bringing the message of sustainability to this year's Southampton Boat Show 🌊

Visit our stand in Ocean Hall (J117) where you'll be able to pick up practical tips and advice for increasing the sustainability of your boating, as well as view product samples from The Green Blue online Business Directory.

Find out more about our activities at the Show👉 http://rya.org/wcSe50G6YkE

Opening tomorrow, The Green Blue will be bringing the message of sustainability to this year's Southampton Boat Show 🌊

Visit our stand in Ocean Hall (J117) where you'll be able to pick up practical tips and advice for increasing the sustainability of your boating, as well as view product samples from The Green Blue online Business Directory.

Find out more about our activities at the Show👉 http://rya.org/wcSe50G6YkE

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Fantastic to welcome Lanogreen UK Ltd to The Green Blue's Business Directory.
👉http://rya.org/gZ4t50G1o3w

There Citra Force range is a powerful biodegradable non-toxic Cleaner/Degreaser making it safe to use in marine environments.

British Marine

Fantastic to welcome Lanogreen UK Ltd to The Green Blue's Business Directory.
👉http://rya.org/gZ4t50G1o3w

There Citra Force range is a powerful biodegradable non-toxic Cleaner/Degreaser making it safe to use in marine environments.

British Marine

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Set-up is well underway for The Green Blue's stand at Southampton Boat Show 🙌

If you're visiting this year's Show don't forget you can also catch The Green Blue on the Foredeck Stage at different times throughout the event.

Find out what's on and when👉 http://rya.org/YqMb50G68oO

Set-up is well underway for The Green Blue's stand at Southampton Boat Show 🙌

If you're visiting this year's Show don't forget you can also catch The Green Blue on the Foredeck Stage at different times throughout the event.

Find out what's on and when👉 http://rya.org/YqMb50G68oO

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Don't worry if you missed one of our webinars. You can find recordings of them on our website.
👉http://rya.org/bIfX50G1oxq

This includes a session on Advanced Mooring Systems:
Protecting our Seabed Habitats. Hosted by Ocean Conservation Trust on behalf of the LIFE Recreation ReMEDIES Project. With panellists from Advanced Mooring System Manufacturers.⚓🌍

Don't worry if you missed one of our webinars. You can find recordings of them on our website.
👉http://rya.org/bIfX50G1oxq

This includes a session on Advanced Mooring Systems:
Protecting our Seabed Habitats. Hosted by Ocean Conservation Trust on behalf of the LIFE Recreation ReMEDIES Project. With panellists from Advanced Mooring System Manufacturers.⚓🌍

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We welcome Seaflex to The Green Blue's Business Directory.
👉http://rya.org/Fupw50FX9dC

SEAFLEX is an elastic and environmentally friendly mooring solution for any floating application such as docks/pontoons, floating wave attenuators and buoys. It is unrivaled in its ability to keep it stable and secure even in locations exposed to extreme weather conditions.
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A environmentally friendly mooring solution due to the system never being in contact with the seabed. Compatible with any anchor.

British Marine

We welcome Seaflex to The Green Blue's Business Directory.
👉http://rya.org/Fupw50FX9dC

SEAFLEX is an elastic and environmentally friendly mooring solution for any floating application such as docks/pontoons, floating wave attenuators and buoys. It is unrivaled in its ability to keep it stable and secure even in locations exposed to extreme weather conditions.
⚓🌎

A environmentally friendly mooring solution due to the system never being in contact with the seabed. Compatible with any anchor.

British Marine

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And they’re off! The Green Blue’s University Sailing Sustainability Challenge, sponsored by OceanЯ has begun ⛵🙌⭐

Are you part of a uni sailing club? It isn’t too late to sign your club up to take part!

Share and like if your uni club is excited for the new term ahead 🙋

Find out more about the Challenge and the fantastic prizes up for grabs 👉 http://ow.ly/aUvu50G2bKA 👈

British Universities Sailing Association Royal Yachting Association British Marine Durham University Sailing Club Liverpool University Sailing Club University of St Andrews Sailing Club University of Plymouth Sailing Club Bangor University Sailing Club University of Birmingham Sailing Club University of Sussex Sailing Club University of Bath Sailing Club Cambridge University Yacht Club Exeter University Sailing Club Leeds University Sailing Club Swansea University Sailing University of Bristol Sailing Club

And they’re off! The Green Blue’s University Sailing Sustainability Challenge, sponsored by OceanЯ has begun ⛵🙌⭐

Are you part of a uni sailing club? It isn’t too late to sign your club up to take part!

Share and like if your uni club is excited for the new term ahead 🙋

Find out more about the Challenge and the fantastic prizes up for grabs 👉 http://ow.ly/aUvu50G2bKA 👈

British Universities Sailing Association Royal Yachting Association British Marine Durham University Sailing Club Liverpool University Sailing Club University of St Andrews Sailing Club University of Plymouth Sailing Club Bangor University Sailing Club University of Birmingham Sailing Club University of Sussex Sailing Club University of Bath Sailing Club Cambridge University Yacht Club Exeter University Sailing Club Leeds University Sailing Club Swansea University Sailing University of Bristol Sailing Club

01/09/2021

We're very excited for this year's University Sailing Sustainability Challenge, and look forward to working with BUSA and USCs across the country!

BUSA is proud to be supporting the Green Blue University Sailing Sustainability Challenge, designed to recognise USC's from across the country taking action to improve the environmental consciousness of our sport.

To get involved, you simply need to elect a sustainability officer as a part of your committee, and email [email protected] to sign up (before the 1st of September).

The Challenge starts on the 1st of September!

Some more information about the challenge is here: https://thegreenblue.org.uk/get-involved/projects/sustainability-challenge/is

Cash prizes are sponsored by Ocean R, and each USC that gains an award is entered into the prize draw!

This article from The Green Blue introduces the new ‘conscious consumer category,' focusing on raising awareness of the origin and lifecycle of products, in particular, boating equipment, clothes, and the packaging that our items arrive in. Give it a read to try and help us make sailing as sustainable as possible:
https://thegreenblue.org.uk/new-conscious-consumer-category-added-to-university-sailing-sustainability-challenge/

The Green Blue Contacts:
Email - [email protected]
FB - The Green Blue
instagram - @the_green_blue

SIBS continues sustainability pledge - Marine Industry News 31/08/2021

SIBS continues sustainability pledge - Marine Industry News

The Team have been working hard in preparation for Southampton International Boat Show. Come at chat to us in the Ocean Hall stand J115/17.

SIBS continues sustainability pledge - Marine Industry News British Marine and The Green Blue will continue to driving forward their sustainability goals at this year’s SIBS.

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Do you know how to react if you encounter wildlife on the water? 🐬🦢
It is also important to be aware of wildlife protection legislation in place.
Find out more 👉http://rya.org/4DdK50FRM1m

Do you know how to react if you encounter wildlife on the water? 🐬🦢
It is also important to be aware of wildlife protection legislation in place.
Find out more 👉http://rya.org/4DdK50FRM1m

Timeline Photos 25/08/2021

Introducing @grprecycling to The Green Blue's Business Directory.

👉http://rya.org/1wXc50FX8Ru

An end-of-life boat recycling centre, giving the boats the treatment our planet deserves. We remove all reusable bits, clean dangerous substances off, cut and compact hulls to provide cleaner fuel for Waste-to-Energy facilities.
♻️🛥️

British Marine

Introducing @grprecycling to The Green Blue's Business Directory.

👉http://rya.org/1wXc50FX8Ru

An end-of-life boat recycling centre, giving the boats the treatment our planet deserves. We remove all reusable bits, clean dangerous substances off, cut and compact hulls to provide cleaner fuel for Waste-to-Energy facilities.
♻️🛥️

British Marine

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British Marine and The Green Blue are working together to raise the bar of the sustainability credentials at this year's Southampton Boat Show 📅🙌10-19 Sept.

“This is our third year of a five-year sustainability pledge, and if we all make just one small change, together we’ll make one big difference. The ocean is our playground, and we need to take care of it and protect it now and for future generations to enjoy,” says British Marine’s CEO Lesley Robinson.

Find out how exhibitors and visitors are being encouraged to make this year's Show the greenest yet: http://rya.org/y6tq50FXJ1y
British Marine

British Marine and The Green Blue are working together to raise the bar of the sustainability credentials at this year's Southampton Boat Show 📅🙌10-19 Sept.

“This is our third year of a five-year sustainability pledge, and if we all make just one small change, together we’ll make one big difference. The ocean is our playground, and we need to take care of it and protect it now and for future generations to enjoy,” says British Marine’s CEO Lesley Robinson.

Find out how exhibitors and visitors are being encouraged to make this year's Show the greenest yet: http://rya.org/y6tq50FXJ1y
British Marine

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Just 1 week to go until the launch of this year's #GreenBlueUniChallenge⛵💚

Don't miss out! If you're a member of a university sailing club then there is still time to sign-up...

Find more info about the Challenge and how to join
👉 https://thegreenblue.org.uk/get-involved/projects/sustainability-challenge/
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OceanЯ British Universities Sailing Association Royal Yachting Association British Marine Durham University Sailing Club Liverpool University Sailing Club University of Plymouth Sailing Club University of Birmingham Sailing Club University of Bath Sailing Club Cambridge University Yacht Club Exeter University Sailing Club Leeds University Sailing Club Swansea University Sailing University of Bristol Sailing Club University of Sussex Sailing Club Bangor University Sailing Club University of St Andrews Sailing Club

Just 1 week to go until the launch of this year's #GreenBlueUniChallenge⛵💚

Don't miss out! If you're a member of a university sailing club then there is still time to sign-up...

Find more info about the Challenge and how to join
👉 https://thegreenblue.org.uk/get-involved/projects/sustainability-challenge/
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OceanЯ British Universities Sailing Association Royal Yachting Association British Marine Durham University Sailing Club Liverpool University Sailing Club University of Plymouth Sailing Club University of Birmingham Sailing Club University of Bath Sailing Club Cambridge University Yacht Club Exeter University Sailing Club Leeds University Sailing Club Swansea University Sailing University of Bristol Sailing Club University of Sussex Sailing Club Bangor University Sailing Club University of St Andrews Sailing Club

Who we are

The Green Blue is the joint environment programme between the Royal Yachting Association and British Marine, established in 2005.

As a boating community we enjoy getting out on the water and experiencing the beautiful environment around us. We therefore play an important role in helping to protect our marine and inland waters and in safeguarding the wildlife and habitats with which we share our boating environment.

Videos (show all)

2021 video promo.mp4
Happy #BiodiversityDay! 🐬🐳🐋🐠This year's theme is Our Solutions are in Nature. Jellyfish are a great example of this. As ...
GreenBlue-SIBS.mp4
Top tip for watching wildlife: admire from a distance and always be predictable. Avoid disturbing our amazing marine cre...
Top tips for avoiding disturbance to seabirds.
How should we act when we come across seals?
Check out The Green Blue’s top tips to minimise disturbance to our amazing wildlife when out on the water. #BoatingWildl...
What can boat operators do to avoid disturbing marine wildlife? Find out how the #WiSeScheme helps with training in resp...
The Green Blue’s Boating Wildlife Awareness Week starts today. Take a look at how to minimise disturbance to seals and o...
Emily Covell and Hannah Bristow - Making Sailing More Sustainable

Location

Products

Sustainable marine products and services on our Green Blue Business Directory at www.thegreenblue.org.uk

Telephone

Address


RYA House, Ensign Way
Southampton
SO31 4YA

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
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