GYC and environmental sustainability

The GYC is actively engaged in climate and ocean preservation. We believe that small individual changes make a huge impact to the environmental and preservation causes.
Considering that 70% of our planet are covered by water and that water governs our climate and the planet’s atmosphere, adding to the fact that 50% of the oxygen we breathe in the mountains, in cities or any kind of environment is produced by oceans - we are closer to the topic than we think.
One of the actions we took at the club was the ban of plastic straws for the drinks served by Andrea at the bar to our members and guests simply replacing them by pasta straws. Depending the type of plastic, in average, a plastic bottle may take 450 years to biodegrade and some may actually take up to 1000 years. The GYC serves glass bottles only, as they allow to be recycled.
Having environmental concerns in mind, we minimize printing at the office mostly with the purpose of tree conservation and we also have reduced the usage of unnecessary printing cartridges.
Members that buy GYC items from our boutique, since the beginning of the club receive a classy and recyclable paper bag, to minimize plastic and encourage recycling habits.
We understand that this is a subject of great concern to humankind and for that reason, we have been inviting over the time many interesting speakers from diverse nationalities, covering a broad number of perspectives and creating awareness and consciousness to the problem.
Further measures will be put in motion, to minimize the GYC environmental foot print and to put the club in the front line of reversing the effects of climate change.
The GYC believe that with respect, courage, trust and collaboration we are positive to change our waters and therefore our planet for the better.

William Winram The Watermen Project - Website here

Mirpuri Foundation - Website here

Mr. Paulo Mirpuri presentation at the GYC -  Press Release here

Switzerland for the Oceans - Website here