100% Sun Wind Water
This is a climate change and lifestyle change project based on the UN Agenda 2030 and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Agenda 2030 was established in 2015 when signed by the Heads of States from 196 countries. Later that same year the Paris Climate Agreement was signed by the same leaders.
The project 100% Sun Wind Water is sprung from a personal insight from that year: My generation owe it to the next ones to radically change our lifestyles into a more sustainable one now, no matter the cost for us today.
It all started when I was going to get a new engine for the sailboat I bought back from a friend. My two children was more or less born into that particular boat – a 34 foot Smaragd built in 1991. They became sailors as toddlers and will take over her one day. Buying a new fossil fuel engine became an impossible moral choice. An electric drive with batteries was more expensive and would give us less range in distance. But as said, morally impossible to turn down at this point. Knowing that the batteries could be charged by the sun, the wind and sailing speed through water made the decision even a very easy one.
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Fossil fuel out – Electric in
The switch was made and it felt good already before the new electric pod drive was installed. A climate project and long distance sailing adventure started to grow in mind...
2.560 Nautical Miles later I can summarise the project to have been a successful one. No accidents, no injuries, great sailing and fabulous experiences with the electric engine...and 20 young crew members representing five continents helped me to carry out the message during the three months we sailed from Oslo to Stockholm. We sailed through three bodies of water, seven countries and visited some 50+ marinas. We trawled for micro plastics and we cooked great food on solar beams alone.