See the many ways in which you can get involved and support us:
Our main goal is to accelerate the transition to a sustainable society. The more people get inspired by the sustainable solutions we describe and take the actions we propose, the sooner our mission is accomplished. So tell your family, friends, neighbors, and colleagues about Sailors for Sustainability and get them on board!
To stay up to date on our journey and sustainable solutions, all you need to do is subscribe to our newsletter. You can do so by filling in your name and e-mail address in the footer of our website. If you are already subscribed, forward the newsletter to family, friends, and colleagues who might be interested in our travels and solutions.
Draw the attention of your social media friends and contacts to us by inviting them to like and follow us. In Facebook, this is as easy as going to our page. In the desktop version, clicking on the three dots (…) underneath our cover picture. You can then select “invite friends”. In the app, below the number of our likes, scroll right to “community”. In the next screen you can invite friends. On Twitter, ask your followers in a tweet to follow us.
This is one of the best and easiest ways to help us reach more people. Like and share our posts on your timeline, retweet our tweets, like and share our LinkedIn posts and like our instagram pictures. All it takes is a quick click to spread our message to hundreds more people. More likes and shares also mean that our posts will rank higher on people’s timelines and thus get more views.
If you have suggestions on great sustainable solutions we should visit or people we should meet, do not hesitate to let us know. Use social media or our contact form to get in touch.
Here are some ways in which you can help us with your time and network: Research solutions we could visit, connect us to your business relations and media contacts which might be interested in partnering with us. If you see opportunities to improve our website, articles and videos, do let us know. Or maybe you see other possibilities to assist? Don’t be shy and get in touch.
We also welcome financial donations. We try to live a conscious lifestyle and participate in the giving and sharing economy as much as possible. Unfortunately, we cannot deny that sailing around the world costs money, even if done on a budget. Things break and need to be fixed or replaced, as every sailor has experienced. Insurance premiums, for the boat and us, need to be paid regularly. Add harbour fees, diesel (as little as possible), and food and you get an idea what we need just to get by from day to day. If we travel in the countries we visit, for example to visit sustainable solution projects, we’ll also need to pay for transportation and lodging. For most if not all of the above, money in the local currency is often the only legal tender.
Donations go to our foundation, so the funds are exclusively used to achieve our mission.
To donate via bank transfer, simply transfer your donation to our account at Triodos bank:
IBAN: NL86 TRIO 0391 0753 30
in the name of Stichting Sailors for Sustainability.
Alternatively, you may use the Donate Now button below to make a donation via Paypal.
On patreon.com/sailorsforsustainability you can sign up to become our Patron! It’s an easy way to show your support and help us finance our project. You can choose an amount you wish to donate per video we create (between $3 to $50). In exchange you’ll get to see our videos first. Depending on your patron level, you may also get personalised items, get mentioned in our videos and website, and a have personal skype call with us.
We welcome sponsoring contributions from organisations and companies that share our values and aim to lead in the field of sustainability. Partnerships help us spread our message, inspire followers to make their daily lives more sustainable and potentially bring about cooperation between our partners and sustainable projects.
If your organisation or company becomes our partner, we can present our story at your event of choice, offer you customised blogs or vlogs (e.g. for your website and newsletter), and facilitate potential business relationships. You may even sail with us or visit a sustainable project at a destination of your choice.
We offer different partnership levels. Please contact us for more information about partnerships.
Do you want to experience what it’s like to be a Sailor for Sustainability? Are you passionate about the earth, our society and the future? Then apply to sail with us for one or two weeks. You’ll be a full crew member (no sailing experience required), assist with research, planning, visits, articles, videos, social media, and fundraising. You may also develop and execute your own ideas that help us achieve our goals. Applications are open for anyone aged 18 – 80, timing to be agreed. Your contribution to the costs are determined depending on experience, length of stay, and sailing area. Contact us for additional information or an application.
We are grateful for all the support we receive, be it in the form of sharing our stories on social media, donating your time, sharing your knowledge, opening up your networks, providing hardware, services, or financial contributions. We cannot do this without you! Thank you for your involvement.
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These are our current partners:
Corporate video agency 1camera made the first leader for our video logs (vlogs) and gave us useful tips on how to shoot film.
Cox Zeiljachtexpertise, a sailing yacht survey agency helped us with technical advice and documentation.
Finch & Beak, a consultancy firm on effective corporate social responsibility, are helping us spread our stories through their newsletters.
Tom van Duuren, civil law notary (and Floris’s former colleague), helped us get established as a foundation (stichting).
Laboratoires de Biarritz was founded by ocean-lovers. They make certified organic sunscreen products that are health- and reef-friendly. It’s exactly what we need for sailing in the sunny Pacific Ocean. You can get their products at Swiss Point of Care and support us in the process by clicking here for their organic sun screen and here for their organic shower gel.
Seajet, a paint company provided us with the newest generation of copper-free antifouling paint.
Super B, founded by our friend Prins Doornekamp, provided us with state-of-the-art lithium-ion battery packs (starter and service).
Tekstwerf, a team of Dutch copywriters, helps us by editing our Dutch sustainable solution articles.
Our sail and canvass supplier UK – De Vries Sails Enkhuizen, co-run by our friend Feitze Visser, gives regular advice and support, has taught us how to repair our sails, and has provided the logo for our canvass.
Dutch green energy company Vandebron promotes us and spreads our sustainable solutions.
We regularly write for Dutch sailing magazine Zeilen and their online blog.