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Boat Green: 50 Steps Boaters Can Take To Save Our Waters

Jun 12, 2008 By Clyde W. Ford

What is our responsibility to the marine environment that we all love so much? How do our marine activities contribute to global warming? How do our marine activities directly or indirectly affect the health of the world’s oceans, estuaries, rivers, lakes and streams? Award-winning author and boating columnist Clyde W. Ford poses these difficult questions and others in his new book, Boat Green: 50 Steps Boaters Can Take to Save Our Waters.

Ford describes the environmental problems facing our oceans and waterways directly and without sensation or political agenda. He directs us to well-vetted resources for further research. Most important, he offers tips and advice. The book’s chapters cover waste systems, fuel and fueling considerations, hybrid power, best boatyard practices, and much more.

Boat Green is about sustainable boating and offers us an adaptable action plan through which boaters of every stripe can minimize their impact on fragile and already taxed marine and freshwater environments.