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PlainSailing.com Are Good for the Planet!

PlainSailing.com are (still) a carbon negative company- they take out more carbon than they produce, and are helping to keep our planet alive!

The UN and the UK Government might not be doing too much to prevent climate change, but PlainSailing.com are – they’ve just reported that their operations were carbon negative, and climate positive, for a second year. That means that they have gone beyond carbon-neutral, and their operations now take out more carbon from the atmosphere than they produce.

It’s good news for the planet, and hopefully another step towards reversing the alarming rate of climate change. If every company could match the ambitions of UK-based yacht and catamaran charter experts PlainSailing.com, then the world would be a better place, and the global warming minimisation targets would be easily achieved.

It’s also good news for the company, who benefit from some savings made from reducing international travel, and by doing the right thing and living up to their company values. They were also awarded a prestigious ‘Good for the planet’ badge, which will soon feature on their home page, as evidence that they are actively putting the planet before profits.

As in 2022, they’ve worked with the Ocean Foundation to support their Seagrass Grow project, which uses seagrass to draw down carbon from the atmosphere. Seagrass is 35 times more efficient than rainforest for carbon storage, and the seagrass is doubly beneficial as it also helps to restore the sea-beds and water quality, which, in turn, helps the whole marine ecosystem to recover and thrive. A single hectare of seagrass can be the home to over 50 million fish and shellfish.

Tommy Tognarelli, co-founder of PlainSailing.com, said “We’re thrilled to be doing the right thing – not just for the business, but for our customers, the planet, and, well, everyone.

“We’ve all seen the effects of climate change – floods, fires, tsunamis, global warming, rising sea-levels… and we want to inspire other businesses (and individuals) to follow our lead and look at how they can help the human race to turn back the tide of climate change, and make the world a better place not just for now, but for future generations to come. We’re showing what can be done. Business shouldn’t cost the earth.

“We’re once again proud to continue our support of the Ocean Foundation, and their Seagrass Grow project, which is helping to make a real difference to the ocean floor and the marine environment.”

About PlainSailing.com

PlainSailing.com is an award-winning yacht charter agency, specialising in the charter of yachts and catamarans from bases in Croatia, Greece, Italy, Turkey, other parts of the Mediterranean, the UK, and the Caribbean. Their website is at the cutting edge of online yacht charter, offering the most comprehensive online search functionality, live pricing and availability of yachts or catamarans, and unparalleled customer service (including a UK Freephone number and live-chat functionality).  They make it all PlainSailing.com.

Their team were nominated for a prestigious British Travel Award in 2021 and 2022 and have won Luxury Travel and Hospitality awards for outstanding customer service consistently over the last few years. In 2021, they were named ‘Sailing Company of the year’ in the Luxury Travel Guide awards, ‘Most Outstanding Mediterranean Holiday Experts’ at the Global Business Insight Awards, ‘Yacht Charter Specialists of the Year’ in the Scotland Prestige awards and ‘Best Yacht Charter Broker – Europe’ in the Northern Enterprise Awards 2021 – and they won extensive awards in 2020, 2019 and 2018. They score an impressive 4.9/5 on Feefo, based on verified responses to the independent feedback specialists.

About The Ocean Foundation

The Ocean Foundation are a community foundation for the ocean, dedicated to reversing the trend of destruction of ocean environments around the world. They offer advice and grants or financial support to a growing and diverse range of marine-based projects around the world, all of which are designed to make the ocean and the world a better place. One such project is the Seagrass Grow project, which is a carbon-offsetting programme to plant seagrass on the ocean floor to draw down carbon from the atmosphere and to enhance the marine environment. Read more at OceanFdn.org

Olivia McHugh
Olivia McHugh
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