Surfing Great Britain: green as the English country

Surfing Great Britain will will be monitoring the environmental effect of its events to find reductions in the carbon footprint.

The governing body for surfing in the United Kingdom will team up with Decarbonated to build a greener and responsible organisation.

An environmental outlook with a sustainability policy which will be woven into the core of Surfing GB’s ethos and working.

"As an organisation, we are growing and developing as every day passes and we are conscious to ensure that we set our foundations strong and green", says Nick Rees, project manager at Surfing Great Britain.

All new Surfing Great Britain members will be getting a digital fact sheet with some handy hints and tips to help educate surfers and reduce their environmental impact.

They will also be using Decarbonated's Surfboard Carbon Calculator, an online tool that calculates the carbon footprint of a surfboard from its dimensions and material make up and allows Surfers to carbon offset their boards, undoing the carbon impact.

All aspects of surfing creates an environmental impact from the wax on our boards to the flights to hotter climates, but Surfing GB are picking up the mantle showing other companies and surfers that by making small changes and being aware of our impact we can reduce it.

August 3, 2016, was a day that surfers should never forget. For the first time in its long history, surfing was confirmed in the Olympic Games.

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