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Take Responsibility for Our Waters

Take Responsibility for Our Waters

October 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

As inhabitants of a planet that’s more than 70 percent water, it’s easy to take water for granted. If you do treat our waters carelessly, that’s a choice. However, the shore and sea creatures, aquatic plants, and coastlines don’t have any say in how they are handled. Treat them with disrespect and they’ll die off […]

Lighter Footprints

Lighter Footprints

June 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Human-caused climate change is an issue of our time. While no figures are available for recreational boating greenhouse gas emissions, the National Marine Manufacturers Association says that over 87 million Americans participate in recreational boating at least once yearly. If over 35 percent of the population engages in a motor-driven activity, chances are that carbon […]

Don’t Be Colorblind When Weighing Green Claims

Don’t Be Colorblind When Weighing Green Claims

February 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

When it comes to “green” boating, consumers may be at risk for colorblindness. Boat owners searching for eco-friendly boats and supplies should closely examine claims for signs of green washing. This term refers to sellers and suppliers who misrepresent the environmental impact of a product or company, preying on the good environmental intentions of consumers.