Background

Climate change is the biggest challenge of our time and only together can we survive it. Much is discussed about this topic, but relatively little is done. Strict political guidelines fail because of the hesitancy of the politicians and because of their lobbyists. Many companies are reluctant to invest more in climate-friendly technology. They say that the price pressure is too high and environmental protection is too expensive!

 

"We are the first generation to feel the effects of climate change and the last generation who can do something about it." (US President Barack Obama in 2015)

 

We should start now!


Project

Since 2008, we have been pursuing two goals with our projects. With our extreme water sports projects we want to show the possibilities of climate-friendly technologies and clarify that it is often a matter of will and not of skill when we try to achieve goals - on board and on climate protection.

 

In recent years it has also become apparent that there is a great need for advice on the subject of environmental and climate protection in companies, associations, schools and other initiatives. In presentations, Michael Walther will show climate-friendly options for action or give concrete advice to companies on which steps can be taken to increase environmental protection.


Ocean Campus

Spending time outdoors in nature has shaped all water sports enthusiasts of the Zero Emissions Project. This is exactly what we would like to pass on. The next goal is to get young people away from their smartphones and out onto the water. We are convinced that we can only increase interest in environmental protection if there is a connection to nature. As long as we are only in cities and virtual worlds, nothing fundamental will change in our dealings with the environment. 

 

Together with the Christian-Albrechts University of Kiel, the IQSH, the Andreas-Gayk School, the One Earth One Ocean Association and many other supporters, we are working on developing the school water sports centre on the Kiel Ostufer into a centre for water sports and climate and environmental protection. 

 

Already in the winter half of 2019/2020, Michael Walther will give lectures on climate change at various schools and combine this with a sporty stand-up paddle unit. The aim is to convey enthusiasm: water sports and climate protection!