Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) has further bolstered its partnership with Take 3 for the Sea by supporting the delivery of its Surf Life Saving Club (SLSC) Program.
The Take 3 for the Sea Surf Life Saving Club Program is an initiative to help safeguard coastal environments. By educating and engaging SLSCs and their communities about plastic pollution and marine debris, the program empowers individuals to take proactive steps towards a cleaner, healthier ocean ecosystem.
Running over the peak summer period from October 2023 to March 2024, the program invites SLSCs to take part in a range of activities that provide the inspiration, tools and resources to take action. More than 46 SLSCs across Australia signed up for the program. These participating clubs are encouraged to host their own beach clean-up events to educate club members and beachgoers about the importance of keeping our oceans and waterways clean and free of rubbish.
Ben Angell, VP and managing director, NCL APAC said: “As a keen surfer, paddler and swimmer, the ocean is a big part of my life and I am passionate about doing my bit to protect it.
“This has also been passed down to my kids who are actively involved in the Little Nippers program at our local beach I’m incredibly grateful for this opportunity to further expand our partnership with Take 3 for the Sea and support Surf Life Saving Clubs from around Australia who will then go on to further educate the community on the plastic pollution crisis”.
Jacquie Riddell, CEO of Take 3 for the Sea, added: “We too are very excited by this collaboration. With the support of NCL, we can engage many more Surf Life Saving Clubs and their communities and encourage their members to take action to address the critical issue of plastic pollution in our oceans. Together, we are making an impact!”
Reducing plastic pollution is a key pillar of NCL’s company-wide, and the company is proud to have been the first major cruise company to eradicate single-use plastic water bottles from its ships in 2020. This measure has kept more than 14 million water bottles and 50 million plastic straws from harming the environment.
(Featured Image: SLSC/Take 3 with North Bondi SLSC Nippers – @juliawheelerphotography)