In July last year, Past Commodore Rob Howie committed the Corinthian Yacht Club to becoming a full partner in the UN program, #cleanseas campaign. This means that we take responsibility for creating awareness among our members and encourage them and the wider community to help turn the tide on plastic.
Corinthian Yacht Club's Commitment
- Take the pledge in support of the #cleanseas campaign
- Launch an educational campaign to create awareness, understanding, and a commitment to action among our members
- Replace plastic bags with paper ones for retail merchandise in the ship's store
- Install a refillable chilled-water bottle station on the lower level of our clubhouse to eliminate single use plastic water bottles
- Replace plastic swizzle/skewer sticks at our two bars with bamboo ones
- Replace plastic straws and cups with vegetable-based, biodegradable polymer ones
- Replace plastic flatware (folks, knives, spoons) in the canteen with plant-based ones
- Continue to look for ways to be environmentally responsible
- Establish a sustainability committee to build on these initial steps and continue to look for other ways to be environmentally responsible
It's become such a habit to use plastic that you just don't think about it. It takes time to create new habits. The Corinthian has approximately 600 members, or about 1,200 couples. If two members of each family told three people about this problem and encouraged them to do his/her part in solving it, we would reach 3,600 people. We invite members to join us in getting the word out, and in doing their part as individuals to help turn the tide on plastic:
- Take the pledge personally at https://www.cleanseas.org/pledge
- Tell your family and friends about the problem
- Choose products with little or no plastic packaging
- Avoid buying drinks in a single-use plastic or styrofoam cups
- Use a refillable water bottle
- Just say no to plastic straws and swizzle sticks, and
- Remember your reusable shopping bags
The Corinthian stands as a proactive organization in protecting the Marblehead community; where the ocean defines so much of our history, quality of life, and why we choose to live here. We have an obligation to preserve and protect it. The first step is taking personal responsibility. We invite all members to continue to be proactive in this effort.
This Message is an excerpt from:
In Collaboration With Sustainable Marblehead, By Corinthian Yacht Club Past Commodore Robert L. Howie, Jr.
Please click the link above to Read this Article in entirety, which includes an update on the club's sustainability efforts since last Summer.
Interview with Dee Cafarri
In June 2019 the American Promise came to Corinthian Yacht Club to share it's message. We support their mission. American Promise is the greenest sailing research vessel in the world.
American Promise was designed by Ted Hood, made famous by Dodge Morgan’s solo round the world voyage, and then used as an offshore sail training vessel for the United States Naval Academy.
American Promise acts as the Rozalia Project’s mothership during our work addressing issues that affect ocean health in New England’s coastal waters.
For More information please visit: https://rozaliaproject.org