In honor of Earth Day, Velocitek is proud to announce our support for Sailors for the Sea.
Velocitek has been a member of the environmental organization 1% for the Planet since 2006. 1% for the Planet is a coalition of businesses financially committed to helping the environment.
Each year, 1% members are required to donate 1% of their gross revenue to an approved environmental non-profit.
This year, we’ve decided to shake the hand that feeds us. Our 1% contribution to Sailors for the Sea will be used to support the organization’s core programs including its Clean Regattas program. This third-party certification program helps regattas, yacht clubs and sailing programs voluntarily achieve higher environmental standards. Participants – yacht clubs, sailing programs, or regattas – have the option of choosing a level of engagement and work to fulfil each of the requirements necessary to obtain certification at that level. Sailors for the Sea provides support, materials and the final Clean Regattas certification.
From the Great Pacific Garbage Patch to the Deepwater Horizon spill, it’s evident that the world’s oceans need our help today, more than ever. Individually, we will have a small impact in preserving our oceans, but together, we can make a difference.