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SUSTAINABILITY & CONSERVATION

CARBON NEUTRAL GOAL

Thanks to our partnership with Yacht Carbon Offset we have offset 2,234 tonnes CO2e, which represents the greenhouse gas emissions from 198,930 US Gallons of Ultra Low Sulphur Diesel (a contribution of the fuel consumed by all the vessels at the show).

Our contributions will help fund the Chacayes Hydroelectric Project, a large-scale, run-of-river hydroelectric power scheme developed in the Alto Cachapoal Valley of the Andes Mountains.

The project utilizes the hydrologic resources of the Cachapoal and Cipreses Rivers to generate power from two 56.5 MW turbines.

Chacayes was the first in a series of five hydroelectric projects developed in Chile that added more than 600 MW of renewable energy capacity to Chile’s national grid. The project has contributed to a material reduction in the country’s reliance on fossil fuels and consequently to a reduction in carbon emissions.

ENERGY-EFFICIENCY GOAL

 As part of our commitment to the environment, we have been working to manage our event’s carbon impact by investing over $2.8 million dollars to eliminate the use of diesel generators and reduce our electricity usage with energy-saving technology which will result in an estimated 15-20% decrease.

This includes the installation of Tune Harmonics devices on our electrical equipment to reduce energy consumption and use energy-efficient LED lighting throughout the event.

The Fort Lauderdale Boat Show is powered by renewable electricity making the electricity use carbon neutral. We use an established global process to pay a premium to renewable electricity producers. These Energy Attribution Certificates (EACs) allow us to match our electricity usage with the required amount of green energy. This creates additional incentives for generators to invest in renewable power. We are still trying to use less electricity overall for our events, but this process ensures it’s as sustainable as possible.

TENTED HERO TURTLES

Each year, we produce the Palm Beach International Boat Show on behalf of the Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County. Through a member of the association, we found out that the local Loggerhead Marinelife Center had a big problem.

The Center promotes the conservation of ocean ecosystems with a particular focus on threatened and endangered turtles. Due to renovations, the Center needed somewhere to put the tanks with the turtles.

We realized we could help by loaning our unused marquees from the boat show when we heard about this. Our tech and transport teams volunteered over a weekend to move two truckloads of tents and build them at the Center.

Our US boat shows have been supporting local communities in various ways for years; this project felt particularly close to our hearts because we all love the ocean and its ecosystem – it’s one of the reasons we’re in the business we’re in.

SUSTAINABLE CATERING

Proof of the Pudding is the exclusive catering company of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show and understands our commitment to running a responsible, sustainable event.

As part of this initiative, we are moving towards zero landfill waste from our events and are implementing the following action items: 

  • No Styrofoam Policy
  • Sustainable Food
  • Designation on Menu
  • Phasing Out Straws

Our Culinary and Sales team centers on fresh farm-to-plate, fruits and vegetables, sustainable seafood, and natural organic meats. We partner with purveyors to use locally-sourced, organic, and sustainable products. Our organization contributes to increasing our efficiency and reducing our impact on the environment, in ways both big and small.

At the Informa US Boat Shows, we only use compostable materials in our food service operation. We are also proud to announce that we have donated 3,125 pounds worth of food and ingredients (equivalent to $15,635) to the homeless shelters in partnership with Faith Farms. 

FWC DONATION

As part of our commitment to the preservation of South Florida’s endangered marine life, we have donated a $300,000 contribution to the Fish and Wildlife Foundation of Florida (FWC) to support multiple initiatives advocating for environmental preservation.

These initiatives include the Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s Outdoor Classroom project and the education and conservation of marine turtles and the ocean ecosystem; and the Manatee Lagoon Eco-Discovery Center’s mission to educate the public about manatees and to inspire communities to preserve and protect Florida’s environment and wildlife for future generations.

Lastly, this contribution will go towards the FWC’s Manatee restoration projects to support the conservation of Florida’s manatee habitats.

“This donation is greatly appreciated and will help us continue promoting habitat conservation and healthy waterways overall in the state,” said Andrew Walker, President and CEO of the Fish & Wildlife Foundation.

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