Our Mission and Philosophy
Living the Sea in an ECO BLUE FRIENDLY way
Aquamarine follows the eco-sustainable philosophy in all the activities it offers, spreading an ECO-FRIENDLY lifestyle for the sea and the surrounding environment.
The association opposes the trend that often imposes a certain adaptability, which clashes with the need to exploit everything, immediately and in excessive quantities, which causes the deterioration of our world.
Although scientific progress in the ecological field is enormous, changing one's habits in this sense is not always easy.
The encounter with the SEA arouses one of the greatest emotions that man can experience in the presence of nature, the environment that most inspires respect and water, which from an unconscious point of view reminds the maternal womb and our birth
Living ECO BLUE FRIENDLY means taking all those measures needed to pollute less, to avoid waste which not only saves us money, but also makes us decrease our quantity of "pollution” that we inevitably pour on the planet.
Eco-friendly means being friends with nature and doing what is in our power, even if in our small way, to pollute less. It is not difficult and it really also leads to economic results. Some thought that eco-sustainable living is more expensive and therefore exclude it, but it doesn't necessarily have to be, on the contrary it can become a real lifestyle, especially on a sailing boat.
By protecting nature, we protect ourselves from the effects ofpollution and above all future generations: ours and our children's children. Nowadays these practices are more and more aware. Many people have understood not only the usefulness, but also the need. There is a need to reduce the impact that man has on the environment and on nature.
Our mission is therefore that of spreading responsibility, the culture of love and understanding towards what human beings are not guests of, but of which they are part: Nature.
SOME ECO FRIENDLY TIPS:
Use sunscreens that do not pollute.For a day at the beach, a sunscreen cannot be missing to protect yourself from the damage of UVA, UVB and IR rays, but it is very important to choose a product that does not pollute the sea. On the market it is increasingly easy to find bio and eco creams, which do not use chemical sunscreens which are highly toxic to the sea and its organisms.
Zero waste.Bringing bags to collect wrappers and packages is essential to keep the beach clean. Furthermore, it is even better to avoid producing waste, for example by not buying disposable products.
Avoid hotels built on the beach. No to eco-monsters! Unfortunately, the Italian beaches have been cemented over the years and in some cases destroyed. Instead of staying in these structures, it is always better to choose eco-sustainable ones, even if a few steps further away, which offer organic food, respect nature and greenery, use bio-architecture and are attentive to energy saving.
No plastic bottles.Did you know that at this rate in 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in the oceans? It is always important to avoid buying plastic bottles, and even more on the beach. You can bring comfortable water bottles, from the most classic to the most modern ones.
Digital detox vacation on the beach.Why not give up electronic devices at least on the beach? Enjoy the beauty of the sea, the scent of the salt air and the company of friends or family.
Sand is not a souvenir.Even today we read of someone stopped at the airport with a bottle full of sand: a crime that seriously damages the environment, taking away from places what nature has taken millennia to create. It may seem like a harmless gesture, but instead it is serious damage to fragile ecosystems. Imagine if everyone did it…
A green lunch or snack.Seasonal and locally sourced fruit and vegetables, reusable containers, biodegradable plates and cutlery: even lunch on the beach can be sustainable.
Which beach?To be green it is also important to choose the right beach, or rather the one you can reach more easily by giving up the car and using the train or the bike!
We leave jellyfish and starfish to their sea.Someone will still remember the story of the baby dolphin who died because of tourists looking for an original selfie. It is much more common to find jellyfish and starfish in children's buckets left in the sun. Rather than killing animals like this, teach the little ones respect for them and for all of nature.
A bag worth 10. Do you know the classic family that prepares to go to the beach with a thousand bags? We advise you not to buy a bag for every single need, especially avoiding beach bags, which are almost always made of plastic.
Here are our little tips to experience the SEA and the SUMMER in a green and sustainable way!
BLUE GREEN ONBOARD
Aquamarine puts into practice daily living in an ECO BLUE FRIENDLY way through the activities on a sailing boat:
1) In our menu there are no fish or meat dishes, just to follow our ECO-SUSTAINABLE and CRUELTY FREE approach. We want to offer all our guests a high quality and healthy experience from all points of view.
2) We use biodegradable plates, cutlery, napkins, glasses.
3) We use biological and biodegradable cleaning products, hand cleaner, dishes, shower gel.
4) We use sea water
ON BOARD ETIQUETTE
SMALL RULES on our sailboats: CLICK HEREto read the regulation on board.
We wish you to experience the Sea and Sicily with Love, Respect and Passion!
the Aquamarine team