Best Practices

25 steps to make your water-based event a Clean Regatta.

When influential events implement and adopt greener practices such as composting, the benefits are enormous.

Keep your site clean!

Since 2007, over 132 cities and counties in over 18 states have banned single-use plastic bags from stores across the United States.

Well-labeled bins and volunteers to help point people in the right direction are paramount to an event having good waste management.

Signs are vital to all aspects of your event, and you have a great opportunity to make those signs sustainable.

Most of a regatta’s carbon footprint is caused by the travel associated with getting to and from the event.

Fuel consumption in boats is much higher than in vehicles on land, so switching to alternative fuels can have a huge impact on your carbon footprint.

Water quality begins to diminish when more than 10 percent of the land adjacent to the ocean is covered with hard layers such as pavement or concrete. 

Beginning the journey to becoming carbon neutral requires an energy audit. 

Research local pump-out boats and have them come to your regatta.