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Rowing Towards Sustainability: Our Journey to Net Zero

Updated: Jan 25

In the ever-evolving landscape of environmental consciousness, our rowing experience company is taking bold strides toward a sustainable and eco-friendly future. As stewards of both the sport we love and the planet we call home, we are committed to minimizing our carbon footprint and leading the way in sustainable rowing practices. Join us on this exciting journey as we share the initiatives and steps we are taking to achieve net-zero status.


Equipment Maintenance and Longevity

At the heart of our commitment is the transition to eco-friendly materials in the construction and maintenance of our boats and equipment. We regularly maintain and repair our rowing equipment to ensure it lasts longer.  We're investing in durable, sustainable materials that not only enhance the performance of our gear but also reduce the environmental impact associated with manufacturing and disposal.

Energy-Efficient Facilities

Our club facilities are undergoing a transformation to become more energy-efficient. We’re fortunate to have a relatively new building where we embraced LED lighting throughout the building, upgraded to energy-efficient appliances, and have installed occupancy sensors so in our boatbay, gym, entrance and changing rooms to automatically turn lights on when occupied and switching off in less than 60 seconds where no movement is detected. By reducing our energy consumption, we are not only cutting costs but also taking significant steps toward a greener operation.


Eco-Friendly Boating Practices

We ensure that our coxes practice responsible boating, such as avoiding disturbing wildlife, minimizing wake, and staying in designated waterways to protect ecosystems.

We also promote the use of eco-friendly cleaning products to maintain boats and equipment.


Sustainable Transportation

We have bike racks along one side of the club and always encourage participants to use environmentally friendly modes of transportation to and from the club, such as biking, walking, or carpooling.

We do not have a company vehicle and we have no need to transport any equipment anywhere


Waste Reduction and Recycling

We have implemented a robust recycling program within the club, ensuring that paper, plastic, and other recyclables are properly sorted and disposed of.

We are also minimize single-use plastics by offering reusable water bottles and encouraging our clientsand members to bring their own containers.


Local Sourcing of Materials

We source our rowing equipment and materials locally where possible to reduce transportation-related emissions. This also helps us support local businesses. Where we cannot use local suppliers, we prioritize suppliers that follow sustainable and ethical practices.


Carbon Offsetting

While we strive to minimize our carbon footprint, we acknowledge that some emissions are unavoidable. To address this, we're exploring carbon offset programs to neutralize the impact of activities where travel may be required. By participating in these initiatives, we are taking responsibility for our environmental impact and working towards a net-zero balance.



As we navigate the waters of sustainable rowing, our commitment to achieving net-zero status is unwavering. We invite our rowing community, corporate clients, and enthusiasts to join us on this journey toward a greener and more sustainable future. By rowing together toward net zero, we are not only preserving the beauty of our waterways but also ensuring that future generations can continue to enjoy the sport we cherish. Together, let's paddle toward a brighter and more sustainable tomorrow.

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Cambridge Rowing Experience

Address: City of Cambridge Rowing Club, Kimberley Road, Cambridge CB4 1HJ |

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