The Otters win a Volvo Eco Grant

»«Friday 20th February 2009

An RYA's recent countrywide promotion, supported by Volvo, to make the sailing youngsters aware of environmental issues, has resulted in a grant for £740 for the Corinthian Otters.

We submitted an idea for the reduction of plastic waste on the river by getting our members to take re-usable plastic bottles on racing and sailing trips. We would obviously expect all such bottles to come back with their users!

Volvo liked the idea so as the Otter Vice Commodore, I went to meet Rob Lang at the Lookers Volvo dealership in Colchester to receive a cheque which will be spent on re-usable plastic bottles for all the Otter Members and their guests. It will also buy a 'bottle crusher' so disposable plastic bottles can easily be recycled on the Corinthian site.

The Otters would like to thank the RYA and Volvo for sponsoring the challenge and helping us protect the local environment.

Dare the Otters hope that the adult members will follow our example?

Emma Tavinor