"Leave nothing but footprints"
OUR ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITMENT
The backbone of our sustainability program
WASTE & RECYCLING
OUR COMMITMENT: To reduce waste sent to landfill in the next year.
OUR COMMITMENT: To reduce our carbon footprint over the next two years.
SINGLE USE PLASTICS
OUR COMMITMENT: To eliminate single use plastics entirely.
SAND DUNE PROTECTION
OUR COMMITMENT: To minimise our impact and protect the local sand dunes.
OUR COMMITMENT: To transition to sustainably sourced products reducing our environmental impact.
OUR COMMITMENT: To support our local communities and businesses through initiatives and investments.
We want our kids and future generations to enjoy the ocean and everything it has to offer long into the future.
That's why we're committed to cleaner oceans.
BEACH & WILDLIFE
Our beaches, and the wildlife that thrives in the environment is something we're here to protect.
That's why we're committed to minimising our impact, educating our students, and contributing to local initiatives that support the cause.
The air we breath dictates the quality of our lives.
That's why we're committed to minimising CO2 emissions, to keep NZ air pure, and pollution free.
This is an ongoing effort that involves educating our students and community.
We focus our education initiatives around:
We're committed to giving back through charitable sources that support our vision.
In our short history we've supported local crowdfunding for disadvantaged children, and whale safety in the Bay of Plenty.
We're looking to double down on our efforts in this department in 2022 and beyond.
We're committed to bringing together the community in Mount Maunganui around the shared love of the ocean and surfing.
To support our local community in 2020/21 we hosted multiple free events:
3 FOR THE SEA
We've created an in-house coach policy to adhere to the 'Take 3 For The Sea' initiative of collecting three items of rubbish each time they visit the beach.
On top of our commitment to this cause we're looking to hold local beach clean initiatives through the 2021/2022 season.
RESPONSIBLE WASTE MANAGEMENT & SINGLE USE PLASTICS
All waste produced from our surf school is properly separated, disposed of, recycled and composted.
We aim to minimise the use of single-use plastic where possible, with hopes to eliminate single-use plastics over time.