Robert van Tol, the executive director of the non-profit Water Revolution Foundation, is focused on driving and accelerating sustainability in the superyacht industry. In fact, as you may remember from a popular podcast we did with van Tol last year, Water Revolution Foundation is proving to shipyards, designers, suppliers, and more that they can pro-actively establish
In recent weeks, multiple media reports have chronicled distressing stories about marine life. For instance, whales have washed ashore with enough plastics in their digestive systems to fill a giant garbage dumpster. Still other TV, print, and online reports focus on toxic algae blooms. Thankfully, more people are cognizant of their environmental responsibility. Businesses are,
In late 2018, a group of superyacht and scientific professionals got together to create the Water Revolution Foundation. In this episode of the Megayacht News Radio podcast series, you get to hear from one of them. Robert van Tol, the non-profit’s executive director, explains how sustainability is at the core of everything it is doing.
Following its launch last year, the non-profit Water Revolution Foundation is focusing attention on five key activities. The organization believes these will make a positive difference for the yachting industry’s environmental footprint. Established last fall, Water Revolution Foundation aims to change yachting’s image. It’s an initiative for the yachting industry, by the yachting industry. The
For decades, yachting businesses and owners have fielded criticisms. Some center on conspicuous consumption that irreparably impacts the environment. A popular—unfortunately so—term motoryacht builders and owners likely know, for example, is “stinkpot.” Several industry representatives believe it’s time the industry took matters into its own hands. They’ve launched Water Revolution Foundation. While it’s an initiative