National marina group boatfolk has switched to a fully renewable electricity source to reduce its carbon footprint.
This initiative forms part of boatfolk’s wider sustainability strategy to educate and influence behaviours to make a positive impact on the marine environment and planet. The renewable electricity will supply the business and more than 4,000 berths spanning across 11 marinas nation-wide.
- boatfolk is the new brand name bringing together Dean & Reddyhoff and Quay Marinas as a single group
- boatfolk currently has 11 marinas across the UK, including Rhu Marina (Clyde), Portland Marina (Dorset), Conwy Marina (North Wales), Royal Quays Marina (Newcastle), Penarth Marina (Cardiff), Haslar Marina (Porstsmouth Harbour), Portishead Marina (Bristol), Deacons Marina (Hamble), East Cowes Marina (Ise of Wight), Bangor Marina (Northern Ireland) and Weymouth Marina (Dorset)
Managing Director of boatfolk, Michael Prideaux, comments, “At boatfolk we are a tightknit community of people who are truly passionate about our environment and want to enjoy it for generations to come. We take our environmental responsibilities seriously, and we know that reducing the impact on the environment is important to boatfolk customers and colleagues.
“We’re on a journey to reduce our carbon footprint and this is a crucial next step on that journey. 2021 is an important year for the world’s efforts to tackle climate change and choosing to switch to 100% renewable electricity isn’t just a ‘feel good’ thing to do, it’s something that has a very real impact.
“We estimate this fully renewable supply reduces our carbon emissions by up to 1000 tonnes a year compared with traditional carbon led electricity supplies, which is massive positive impact.
“At boatfolk, we’re all about creating great places for everyone that wants to be in, on, under or by the water and are thrilled we can now provide a responsibly sourced electricity supply with minimal to no change in cost to our customers, whilst making a step towards becoming carbon neutral.”
For further information about boatfolk, visit: www.boatfolk.co.uk.