Our Mission and philosophy
Living the sea in an eco-sustainable way
Aquamarine Asd follows the philosophy of eco-sustainable in all the activities it proposes, spreading an ECO-FRIENDLY lifestyle for the sea and the surrounding environment.
The association opposes the tendency that often imposes a certain adaptability, which clashes with the need to exploit everything, immediately and in excessive quantities, which cause the deterioration of our world. Although scientific advances in the ecological field are enormous, changing one's habits in this sense is not always easy.
The encounter with the SEA arouses one of the greatest emotions that man can experience in the presence of nature, the environment that inspires the most respect and water, which from the unconscious point of view recalls the maternal womb and our birth.
Living green means taking all those measures that are needed to pollute less, to avoid waste that not only makes us save, but also reduces our amount of " pollution " that we inevitably pour onto the planet.
Eco-friendly means being friends of nature and doing what is in our power, even if in our small way, to pollute less. It is not difficult and also leads to economic feedback. Some thought that living green is more expensive and therefore exclude it, but it doesn't have to be true.
Eco-friendly and green living are terms that come from English, used a lot beyond the ocean also to identify a specific lifestyle, closer to nature than to the industrial sector.
By protecting nature, we protect ourselves from the effects of pollution and above all future generations: ours and our children's children. These practices are nowadays more and more aware. Many people have understood not only its usefulness, but also its need. There is a need to reduce the impact man has on the environment and nature.
Our mission is therefore to spread responsibility, the culture of love and understanding towards what man is not a guest of, but of which he is a part: Nature.
SOME RULES to RESPECT and NOT POLLUTE THE SEA:
Use sunscreens that do not pollute. For a day on the beach you certainly cannot miss a sunscreen to protect yourself from the damage of UVA, UVB and IR rays, but it is very important to choose a product that does not pollute the sea. On the market it is increasingly easy to find organic and eco creams, which do not use chemical sunscreens that are highly toxic to the sea and its organisms.
Zero waste. Bringing bags to collect wraps and packages is essential to keep the beach clean. Furthermore, it is even better to avoid producing waste, for example by not purchasing single-use products.
Avoid hotels built on the beach . No to eco monsters! Unfortunately, the Italian beaches have been cemented over the years and in some cases destroyed. Instead of staying in these structures it is always better to choose eco-sustainable ones, even if a few steps further away, which offer organic food, respect nature and greenery, use bio-architecture and are attentive to energy saving.
No plastic bottles. Do you know that in 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in the oceans at this rate? It is always important to avoid buying plastic bottles, and even more so on the beach. You can bring comfortable water bottles, from the most classic to the most modern ones.
Digital detox holiday on the beach. Why not give up on electronic devices at least on the beach? Enjoy the beauty of the sea, the scent of salt and the company of friends or family.
Sand is not a souvenir. Even today we can read of someone stopped at the airport with a bottle full of sand: a crime that seriously damages the environment, taking away from the places what nature took millennia to create. It may seem a harmless gesture, but instead it is a serious damage to fragile ecosystems. Imagine if everyone did it ...
A green lunch or snack. Seasonal and zero-kilometer fruit and vegetables, reusable containers, biodegradable plates and cutlery: even lunch on the beach can be sustainable.
Which beach? To be green it is also important to choose the right beach, or rather the one you can reach more easily by giving up the car and using the train or bike!
We leave jellyfish and starfish to their sea. Someone will still remember the story of the baby dolphin who died from tourists looking for an original selfie. It is much more common to find jellyfish and starfish in children's buckets left in the sun. Rather than killing animals like this, teach the little ones respect for them and for all of nature.
A bag worth 10 . You know the classic family preparing to go to the beach with a thousand bags? We advise you not to buy a bag for every single need, especially avoiding the beach ones, which are almost always made of plastic.
Here are our little tips to experience the SEA and SUMMER in a green and sustainable way!
ON BOARD ETIQUETTE
SMALL RULES on our sailing boats: CLICK HERE to read the rules on board.
We wish you to experience the Sea and Sicily with Love, Respect and Passion!