by Dieter Loibner
Reviewed in SAILING May 2010 :
'Going green' is the 'in' phrase these days, and any publication that can make us more aware of the problems, and more pro-active in the prevention of pollution, ought to be high on any caring person's reading list. Sustainable Sailing is right up there Aquatic pollution is an increasingly worrying factor. Look at the mess on so many of the world's beaches, in so many anchorages and dockyards. Look at the stuff that is tossed overboard; stuff that fouls up areas in mid-ocean, such as sewage, fuel, plastics and other toxic materials.
Then consider how important the oceans are in sustaining life on this planet. Realise that, and the gravity of the issue cannot escape one. And that's where sailors can play a vital role, reducing their own carbon footprints, and setting examples for generally lessening the impact on the environment.
Sustainable Sailing builds awareness, highlights the areas of concern, offers solutions, and suggests ways to modify personal behaviour, so that sailors - or anyone else who makes use of the sea - can make a meaningful contribution toward saving our resources.
Price: (South African Rands): R 270
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Book ID (for ordering): 2602