The sustainability conference
that plays outside
It never made sense to us to gather a bunch of ocean loving people and make them sit in a hotel conference room, drink coffee and listen to endless speakers.
So we do it differently.
No presentations, no slide shows, no hand outs. Instead : SUP, swim, hike & explore all the rad stuff nature has to offer. Hang out with a bunch of like-minded folk, industry leaders & sustainability experts. Play, learn & share.
Here’s what’s important to us :
Running epic events & building an awesome community
that enables grassroots activists to have more impact .
NEXT PROTECT BLUE :
BARI, ITALY OCT 4 – 7 2018
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a sneak peek into a
protect blue event
We believe in experiential education – which means you’ll play and learn at the same time. Hosted by our partners who will share their expertise with you whilst taking you on an awesome adventure. Think early morning hikes, SUP missions, forest walks & star lit slow food dinners.
Learn from each other
The concept of Protect Blue is built around collaboration. Learning from each other. Leaning into our collective experience & strengths. Previous Protect Blue attendees have gone on to become great friends, build partnerships and collaborate on projects and campaigns together.
Walk the talk
We work alongside Sustainable Surf to ensure we run truly sustainable events. We’re Deep Blue Event certified :That means eco contracts for all partners, local, seasonal food, carbon offsets, zero plastic, community engagement & environmental education.
Tools for Activists
Rather than teaching you about stuff you already know, and raising awareness of issues that you are already informed about, we’re passionate about giving you the practical tools that you need to have a greater impact in the work you are doing.
Beers for Good
We know that so often, at these kinds of events, it’s the conversations you have in between talks or over dinner where the magic happens. So at sunset every day, we’ll meet for drinks at the beach. A place to regroup & connect.
Learn how to integrate Design Thinking into your process. We embrace failure & encourage wild ideas. You’ll walk away from the experience with a new framework for problem solving & a whole bunch of incredible tools.
Collaboration is key
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