Together for climate and coastal protection
blue life is a new climate protection platform developed in cooperation with the United Nations Environment Program. The Mercedes-Benz Windsurf World Cup Sylt will make its contribution to climate protection through the blue life initiative and through cooperation with Sylt companies and associations. Through unique sporting competitions and the opportunity to support the reforestation of the mangroves in Myanmar and the local coastal protection on Sylt by purchasing a certificate, all the fans of the Windsurf World Cup can contribute to the preservation of our nature and to climate protection.
Swap kilometers for Mangroves
The launch of blue life falls at the Mercedes-Benz Windsurf World Cup Sylt with a concept that has not yet existed in this connection.
ACT AGENCY will finance the planting of a mangrove at Thor Heyderdahl Climate Park in Myanmar for each participant and kilometer surfed in the disciplines Slalom and Foil. The largest windsurfing event in the world is expected to plant up to 7,000 mangroves. (Calculation basis: 120 participants / eight slalom / eight Foil races / approx. 400 km per race).
Mangroves are one of the most valuable plants in the world, as they miligate up to one ton of CO2 per tree and thus help counter the global warming. Even Sylt benefits from the planting of mangroves in Myanmar.
Mangroves are the most natural and sustainable tool for CO² compensation.
Everyone can help to raise the amount of planted mangroves
Together with the professional athletes, the visitors of the event and all remaining Sylt fans can actively participate in this action. At the event and with Sylter entrepreneurs a certificate can be purchased for 3 euros. Every buyer sponsors a mangrove and also supports the local coastal protection on Sylt. For each purchased certificate, a mangrove is planted in the exclusive blue life area in the Thor Heyerdahl Climate Park Myanmar and a contribution goes to the Coastal Protection Foundation for insular coastal protection.
The design of the certificate was done in collaboration with the Sylter professional athlete and artist Sonni Hönscheid.
Our goal at the Windsurf World Cup
Our goal with this campaign is to plant 30,000 mangrove trees in Myanmar. This number of mangroves will be able to mitigate up to a max. of 30,000 tons of CO². This goal can only be reached with the support of athletes, Sylt entrepreneurs and associations and all Sylt fans. Furthermore, this should show the importance to act local and global for the climate protection. The goals for climate protection can only be achieved together .
A coastal protection and mangrove info point informs about the action at the event area on the Brandenburger Strand. Here you can also buy the blue life certificates.