The Sea-Change Sailing Trust is a UK charity which provides activity-based learning for young people and vulnerable adults using the vehicle of a traditional sailing vessel, a Thames sailing barge. By living and working together aboard the vessel they participate in a wide range of life skills and are encouraged to take increasing responsibility for their contribution and group decisions.
Sea-Change has decided to balance the carbon footprint of its vessel operations. Yacht Carbon Offset is pleased to provide this as a donation in kind. The equivalent carbon emissions reductions are achieved by independently verified green energy projects, and the effectiveness of the action is underpinned by Yacht Carbon Offset’s Lloyds Register Quality Assurance Certification.
Richard Titchener, of Sea-Change said: “We have been watching the development of carbon emissions trading in the maritime sector for some time and welcome the opportunity to take action for our own operations. We are fundraising for a new vessel to replace the one we currently hire. The new vessel will carry cargo with very low emissions; a positive attribute that we hope will further raise the profile of the Trust’s work in the years to come.”
Yacht Carbon Offset’s Managing Director Mark Robinson commented: “We applaud the work of the Sea-Change Sailing Trust, putting these wonderful traditional vessels to work in a way that makes a real difference for participants. We are delighted to provide their Carbon Offset, and wish them well with their ongoing plans.”