Yes – we’ve seen the news about sea turtles gulping down plastic bags, of coral reefs dying, and how sea levels are rising fast.
So Starboard is now rising to the challenge of protecting our oceans in the only way we know – with innovation & quality.
We’re starting first with our products: beginning this year (2017 models) you’ll see all of our composite boards and fins being made with non toxic, plant-based resins. Our paddles will all follow suit during the season with the use of bio resins, and we’ll even be transitioning to recycled and plant-based traction pads.
We’re also shifting our packaging towards bio-based & recycled materials vs. petroleum wherever we can, and eliminating plastic films altogether.
For each board shipped we plant one Mangrove in the Thor Heyerdahl Climate Park in Myanmar, absorbing up to 1 ton CO2 over 20 years.
Our team and partners share a vision for creating a better future. We are proud to work with the most engaged crew and look forward to enjoying the oceans while protecting them.
ISA sets a new standard at the 2016 ISA World Stand Up Paddle and Paddleboard Championships by focusing on becoming carbon neutral. The International Surfing Association (ISA) and the Local Organising Committee, Tourism Fiji, will in coordination with the Thor Heyerdahl Climate Park in Myanmar and Starboard plant 4000 mangroves absorbing up to 4000 tons CO2 over the next 20 years.
“The oceans where we practice watersports regulate the climate and house 99% of the biosphere, controlling the weather and providing oxygen for every breath we take. We are excited to see ISA involved in the efficient mangrove planting program and look forward to reviewing all the participants flights and emissions for the total calculation to ensure that the mangrove planting will balance the emissions. Mangroves have a vital role in protection of lives and properties in vulnerable coastal communities from tsunamis and extreme weather. Mangroves increase sea food stocks up to 50% and have several important features that help curb climate change.”
Svein Rasmussen, Chief Innovator, Starboard
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Mangroves for life For each board shipped we plant one Mangrove in the Thor Heyerdahl Climate Park in Myanmar, absorbing up to 1 ton CO2 over 20 years.
SUPkids SUPkids is introducing kids to paddle boarding, water safety and environmental awareness throughout the world.
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