News Topic 4 - Reducing Waste is Published

Topic 4 - Reducing Waste is Published

The fourth topic of the IODA Version of the World Sailing Sustainability Education Program is now published and available on the IODA Website.  

Topic 4 - Reducing Waste introduces the types of waste and the waste hierarchy, as well as the types of plastic pollutants generated by sailors and Sailing Clubs and ideas on how to make changes to reduce plastic waste.

It also introduces Dame Ellen MacArthur and her work in the circular economy system that helps us to be more sustainable with the products we buy and use.

Click here to download the Topic 4 – Reducing Waste Booklet, Trainer’s Guide and Worksheets. The Booklet provides the overall content and information on the topic.  The Trainer’s Guide contains the lesson plans and steps on how to complete each section, as well as the answers to the questions and activities of the Worksheets.

Three Topics have been published since the programme was launched on Earth Day, April 22nd.

Topic 1- Race with World Sailing introduces different kinds of boats and competitions for young Optimist sailors from the WS Youth Worlds, to the Olympics, to the Americas’ Cup and the Ocean Race.

Topic 2– Resources & Climate Change introduces climate change and how it affects the ocean and sailors, as well as the use of water in a sailing club. It also outlines how using resources effectively reduce the impact of climate change as well as how the circular economy helps to reduce the impacts of climate change.

Topic 3 - Navigating Wildlife & Biodiversity introduces cetaceans and a variety of aquatic plants and what sailors can do to protect biodiversity as well as how to be a responsible sustainable sailor. It also provides information on how to navigate plant life while sailing and launching and learn what to do about non-native and invasive species.

The programme, targeted to sailors between the ages of 6-12 years of age, forms part of World Sailing’s Sustainability Agenda 2030 – sailing’s commitment to global sustainability.  It is delivered in partnership with the World Sailing Trust and 11th Hour Racing and developed with The Ocean Race.

The IODA version has been modified to include dynamic images by Matias Capizzano and is co-branded by IODA (SailOptimist) and World Sailing.

Click here to access all of the IODA Versions of the World Sailing Sustainability Education Programme materials published to date.

Topic 5 – Oil & Fuel will be published on May 20th. 

Spanish and French language versions of the IODA Version of the World Sailing Sustainability Education Programme will be published soon. Other languages will follow over the coming weeks.