Sustainability at the Barclays Jersey Boat Show

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The Jersey Boat Show is moving towards becoming a more sustainable and environmentally conscious event. 

With the event promoting the maritime industry and encompassing all things ocean related, it is our responsibility to adopt greener practices and lead the way in working towards holding an event that is environmentally conscious and provides enjoyment for all, while ensuring that our coastline and waters remain intact for the future enjoyment of all mariners.

One of the key aims for the Barclays Jersey Boat Show is to reduce the use of single use plastics and polystyrene. This includes single use plastic:

  • straws

  • food containers/cups (or polystyrene)

  • carrier bags

  • cutlery

We would like to thank those exhibitors and caterers who have already undertaken steps to reduce their single use plastic usage.

Ports of Jersey recently announced its sustainability plans, called Ports Planet and People Plan

For anyone in the travel industry, a conversation about climate change is never going to be an easy one. The aircraft and boats that provide us with critical connectivity are also greenhouse gas polluters. Ports of Jersey believes that the best way they can help build the future that Jersey deserves is by taking a leading role in developing a sustainable future for our Island and tackling the challenges this brings head on. 

Created by Ports' people, the sustainability plans include transitioning to carbon net zero, promoting thriving biodiversity, preserving Jersey’s water, designing out waste, nurturing their employees, supporting our local community and encouraging sustainable tourism.

You can find out more on Ports of Jersey's website.

Ports of Jersey at the Barclays Jersey Boat Show

 

Ports of Jersey will have several interactive stalls at this year's show, which they hope will have wide ranging appeal.

  • Have a go with an underwater ROV from the school's SeaPerch competition

  • Try your hand at the CarbonPass app, which allows you to balance your carbon from your journeys off-island

  • Come check out our ideas to make our marinas more creature friendly

  • Find out how the Air Traffic Controllers manage airplanes to minimise their carbon and reduce the noise they make

  • Discover the wide range of jobs available at Ports of Jersey, from Coastguards to firefighters, electrical engineers to security officers and much more

  • Have fun with our charity partners and play some games

  • Chat to Ollie and Megan who are entering their Hobie Cat (sponsored by Ports of Jersey) into the Hobie 16 Worlds competition in Spain this September

  • Uniti will be sharing their new volunteering app, which Ports of Jersey will be trying out this year