Go Green Membership supports cleaner, greener waterways!
All British Canoeing Members can now choose to Go Green when they join or renew. Our Go Green option helps make your membership more environmentally friendly, contributes back into vital river clean up projects and offers members more choice.
When members choose to Go Green they are opting into receiving all of their membership information digitially, including a digital membership card and commuications. Alongside this members can access the full range of member benefits through our online members Hub. Giving members instant access to all their membership details with no paper in sight.
The Go Green Membership option means members can use a PDF digital membership card. And if you delete it accidentally, you can download another from your dedicated member dashboard in the Hub.
Recyled paddle clean up kits available thanks to Go Green Membership!
British Canoeing is committed to ring-fencing £2 of the membership fee of each member who signed up to the Go Green option. So far £24,000 has been raised by members choosing to Go Green and this money is reinvested back to support the British Canoeing Clear Access, Clear Water campaign and fund river clean up initiatives such as Paddle Clean Up Kits and Litter Picking Stations.
So far money from Go Green Memberships has gone towards creating 50 paddle clean up kits, filled with vital tools to help keep our British Waterways cleaner and safer for everyone. Each paddle clean up kit includes:
- 15 Clear Access Clear Waters clean up sacks
- 2 repurposed tent bags
- 30 gloves
- 6 rubbish pickers from Waterhaul.
These kits have been created with help from the 2 Minute Foundation, who have helped us stock each clean up kit with with repurposed tent bags. After seeing the aftermath of rubbish left behind at festivals around the UK, broken tents were collected and transformed into tent bags. These bags can now be used for litter collection during paddle cleanups in locations all over the UK. With an aim to work with bigger festivals in the coming years, these recycled tent bags are not only helping the paddling community to keep local waterways clean, but also preventing millions of abandoned festival tents from ending up in landfill. Find out more about this beneficial project here.
Rubbish pickers have been made from recycled face masks and recycled ghost fishing nets. Waterhaul are transforming NHS single-use face masks into tools like these rubbish pickers for their Retask the Mask Campaign, helping transform waste into tools to combat waste.
If you are looking for more ways to get involved with the Clear Access, Clear Water campaign, on top of choosing a Go Green British Canoeing Membership, then click here to find out how to organise your own paddle clean up with friends.