As surfers we have a special connection to the ocean environment. As travelling surfers we are all conscious of our impact on our our ocean playground, which is also one of the most important habitats on our fragile planet.
One of our goals for the 2021 world championships of surfkayaking is to reduce our environmental impact – the cost to the planet of our travel and of our time spent riding waves in our beautiful town. Over the coming months we will be discussing some of these efforts with you.
One of the greatest challenges to our oceans comes from plastic pollution, the buildup of plastic debris which can remain in the environment for hundreds or thousands of years and poison wildlife. Everyone has witnessed the heartbreaking images of dead whales and seabirds with stacks of undigested plastic in their stomachs. We are determined to ensure our contest does not increase the pressure of plastic pollution on our ocean environment.
Fortunately, Bude is the home of Refill Project.
Refill Project ensures that clean, fresh Cornish Drinking water is always available for free from water fountains and cafes / bars around Bude. Each of our contest locations has a free refill site for you to bring your reusable cup to keep hydrated throughout the event. No additional cost, and no additional unnecessary pollution in the ocean!
In addition to free drinking water at each potential contest location you will find Refill locations all around the town.
and at every cafe and restaurant, whether or not you are eating there.
So, don’t forget to bring your reusable cup!!!!!!
The Refill Project looks AWESOME! worthy of global recognition and recreation in other areas as well. Reminiscent of when we all had free water fountains everywhere from schools to parks to town areas ( at least when I was younger (<: ). Looking forward to the event and appreciate the foresight and dedication that you all are putting into hosting it in 2021! Well Done!
Dan Crandall – owner