Government pledges money

The BMF and RYA Green Blue project has received government funding for its third year. The project, which encourages boaters and boating businesses to be more environmentally aware and take action to limit their impact on the marine environment, was one of thirty-four projects to receive funding from Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affair’s (Defra) Environmental Action Fund (EAF).

Over £2 million of funding was made available for the various EAF projects, which are designed to help change people’s behaviour at a grass-roots level so that consumers live more sustainably.

In announcing the full list of successful projects, Ian Pearson, Minister for Climate Change and the Environment, said sustainable consumption and production was a key priority for Defra as part of the Government’s drive towards the concept of ‘One Planet Living.’