Professional Sailing Team racing in the next edition of The Ocean Race, with an underlying sustainability message that will also tour the world.
“Our team will be very competitive and will fight very hard for our causes as well as for the race trophy. It will be a very special team of sailors with a genuine interest for the environment, for sustainability and for the values of the Mirpuri Foundation” – Paulo Mirpuri.
Mirpuri Foundation is “Racing For The Planet” to put Climate Change on the global agenda
The Mirpuri Foundation believes that sailing is a sport that brings people closer to the sea. Through the Mirpuri Foundation ‘Turn the Tide on Plastic’ campaign in the 2017-18 edition of the Race, the Mirpuri Foundation was part of a global movement against plastic pollution – and will now enter a team in the next edition of the event, focused on raising awareness and driving action on climate change.
In recent years we have all watched as extreme weather conditions and rising sea levels have caused great hardship for millions of people around the world. We are told that if we do not take action on climate change, that our planet’s surface temperature could rise by three degrees, bringing as yet unquantifiable destruction and suffering to the people and animals that call Planet Earth their home. So that is why the Mirpuri Foundation will be “Racing For The Planet”.
We need to #StopClimateChange
United Nations states that Climate Change is the defining issue of our time and we are at a defining moment. From shifting weather patterns that threaten food production, to rising sea levels that increase the risk of catastrophic flooding, the impacts of climate change are global in scope and unprecedented in scale. Without drastic action today, adapting to these impacts in the future will be more difficult and costly.
MF Racing Team — 26 Março 2020
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