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 Do something positive, take part in the Yachts du Coeur! Faites quelque chose de positif, prenez part aux Yachts du Coeur!

…NEWS: Since the 14th of July 2016, nothing will ever be the same on the French Riviera.  Stand by and wait for news of what we are going to do next here ! 

…NEWS: Depuis le 14 Juillet 2016, plus rien ne sera jamais pareil sur la Côte d’Azur. Revenez sur cette page pour plus d’informations sur ce que nous allons faire prochainement!

« At sea, there is a natural sixth sense to all sailors in the world who know that they cannot save themselves alone, but together. Mikel Epalza, Seafarers Chaplain. » « En mer, il y a comme un sixième sens naturel à tous les marins du monde qui savent qu’ils ne peuvent pas se sauver seul, mais ensemble. Mikel Epalza, Aumônier des Gens de Mer. »

Sponsored by the city of Cannes & the Nice Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Eco-Mer organizes les Yachts du Coeur since 2010. 

 

 

ANIMALS LOVE THE YACHTS DU COEUR TOO!

Dolphins visit at the 10 10 2015 Yachts du Coeur

Dolphins visit at the 10 10 2015 Yachts du Coeur

Sea Horses at the April 2016 Yachts du Coeur

Sea Horses at the April 2016 Yachts du Coeur

During the October 2015 Yachts du Coeur, we had the visit of Dolphins who played around our event in the sea. This time, on 23 april 2016, we had the visit of two lovely horses from the mounted police. They are our new seahorses mascots now !

The 15th Yachts du Coeur took place in the  Vieux Port de Cannes on the 23rd of April 2016 at 11am. We have now reached the grand total of 20 tons of food collected since 2010, hence the equivalent of 40000 meals provided to those in need locally via the Food Bank 06. Thank you all for your participation to this effort of cohesion and solidarity !

The YACHTS DU COEUR fights hunger and protects the environment by supporting and strengthening Food Banks. Since 2010, we’ve now collected 20 tons of food from superyachts’ seafarers and all sea corporations in and around Cannes, on the French Riviera. The equivalent of 40000 meals were collected and handed out to Food Banks who re-distributed it to 105 specialized associations to feed over 30000 people locally. That’s around 200000€ of food at 5€ per meal that did not go to landfill !

Here’s how you can help us : Team Yachts du Coeur

  1. Arrange for Super Yachts to give food to the Yachts du Coeur or donate money. Contact-us
  2. Spread the message – tell your friends/colleagues on yachts about Yacht du Coeur and ‘how’ they can get involved and help

IMG_1780Food banking has two interrelated virtues: it feeds people in need and helps protect our environment our land, our sea, our sky.

Approximately one-third of all food produced for human consumption is thrown away. That’s 1.3 billion tons of food each year that could be used to feed people in need.

There are many reasons that this happens including over stocking, over-production, failure to harvest, post-harvest losses, French Riviera Food Bankmarketing and other business decisions among many others. Food banks need this nutritious, perfectly edible food that is unsalable for one reason or another, to distribute it to specialized association that re-distribute it on the ground, to feed people in need.

Without this intervention, much of this food – from Superyachts, retailers, manufacturers, restaurants, hotels and other sources – would end up in landfills. Food discarded in landfills produce methane gas, a greenhouse gas with over 20 times the heat-trapping capacity of carbon dioxide. Greenhouse gas damages our water supply, land, air …and ultimately harms this and future generations.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAYOU CAN ALSO HELP ECO-MER ASSOCIATION, THE ORGANIZERS OF THE YACHTS DU COEUR : DONATE & OR JOIN US!

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YOU HAVE A QUESTION TO ASK ? CONTACT US HERE OR TEL :00 33 (0)684 76 84 53

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