2022 – 100%SWW Mission Completed!
The 100% Sun Wind Water-project started in Oslo, Norway – on World Environment Day in 2018 – and arrived back in Oslo on August 28 this year as a grand finale after sailing electric 7.660 NM. Their five-year climate statement sailing project has been based on the UN Agenda 2030 and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals, inviting young people to hop-on-hop-off along the way.
The project's purpose has been to offer young people opportunities to experience sailing, sustainable lifestyle alternatives, and citizen science for real, and to share thoughts and opinions on how to tackle the transition into a more sustainable and resilient future. See more on the project website, blog, and social media.
The project's sailboat type: Smaragd– a Swedish archipelago 34ft racer. Here taking off for a race around Gotland with the projects All-Female Racing Crew. Gender equality is one of the 17 SDGs...the project participated in 4 major sail racing competitions with this crew in 2020, as the sport of sailing is heavily dominated by men and still struggles with the equality issue.
The Columbians...a nice family and new-for-the-day friends from Columbia were spontaneously invited to sail out and trawl for microplastics in the waters outside of Sandhamn in Stockholm, Sweden.
The project has been partnering with UNEPs campaign Clean Seas and collaborated with the 5 Gyres Institute and other partners.
The crew collected plastic waste, found in the water while sailing and ashore when doing stopovers. The waste has been sorted, registered, and documented and will be used for an art project and a social media campaign.
Arriving in Oslo, they were met by dolphins right in the city center – by the Aker Brygge. A unique and symbolic moment.
They were also met by this mega cruise ship. And learned that there are some 300 ships of this size around the world. A majority of them flush out the filtered emissions from their chimney into the same seawater the dolphins live their lives in... so-called sea scrubbing. Not good.