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We can excuse ourselves with many arguments about being complicit and passive bystanders in the environmental countdown. We face as a global society.

Not having enough information on this crucial issue is definitely not a valid excuse since the information is available everywhere.

That is not pleasant to face the huge environmental challenges of our times.

It is also frustrating trying to take action when apparently the rest of the world. Including many politicians don’t give a damn, but you know what?

Together we can do much more than by ourselves.

This minority of conscious active citizens might just grow enough to change still in time. Small habits can mean great accomplishments.

Join our Future Eco Surf School on this natural journey of conquering our sustainability project in our Eco Surf School, for our people & planet.

 

Be the change you want to see in the world

Ghandi
Praia da Rocha, Portimão

Sustainability

1% for the planet
Every year we donate 1% of our sales revenue to NGOs to help them protect our planet and fight for a fairer society. Know more

Eco-kids
In addition to teaching kids and teenagers to surf, we encourage them to use eco-friendly surf materials and to understand the cycles of nature through a playful environmental education programme. Know more

Sustainable surf lessons
We have been renovating all the essential gear to our activity, surfboards, wetsuits, leashes, wax and sunblocks into more eco-friendly and sustainable certified gear, our goal is having by 2022 exclusively eco surf gear. Know more

Monchique Mountain, Algarve

Carbon neutrality
We are developing our People & Planet strategy and plan to become carbon neutral from 2021. Know more

Plastic mitigation strategy
We have installed a water filter to offer free, quality water while facilitating aluminium bottles. Our goal: to help prevent plastic pollution. Know more

Circular surf waste advocates
We are a delivery point to broken surfboards and damaged wetsuits, which we will send to partners who will reuse their materials and keep them away from landfills. Know more

Benagil cave, Lagoa

Sustainability

Marine life protection
Many sunscreens are made using polluting chemical ingredients that harm coral and marine life. We stock non-harmful, eco-friendly sunscreens at our surf school. Know more

Together we go further
We believe that the world needs a systemic change that is co-created by different actors. We want to work with all kinds of organizations to help shape initiatives that are in line with our mission. Know more

Surf for all
Partnerships with social associations to provide free surf lessons to those in need like the physically impaired, people with addiction problems, and kids without family support. Know more

Bordeira beach, Aljezur

Clever surfer
Free memberships to the best students in local schools. Know more

Building community awareness
Together with our partners, we organise regular talks, workshops and dynamics with the local community to raise awareness of key global and local challenges. Know more

Surf & Environment
We have created weekly social media posts, sharing information as well as initiatives from around the world by surfers and game-changers that are committed to protecting the environment around them. Know more

We care so much about the future because that’s where we’ll spend the rest of our lives

Future Eco Surf School

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This date has been celebrated for nearly 50 years in 190 countries. This is not just another day, but an opportunity that we should not miss.

Sometimes called Planet Earth Day or Mother Earth Day, the purpose of this day is to make all the inhabitants of the planet aware that this is our home, so we must preserve it.

As millions of people around the world say, “There is no Planet B”.

Every year, on April 22, Earth Day marks the birth of the environmental movement created in 1970, which gave voice to an emerging public awareness about the state of our planet.

Portimão, Algarve

The most recent covid-19 pandemic that flooded the world, shook our lives and made us question everything we take for granted.

It is crucial for Humanity to live in harmony with Planet Earth, since all the resources that support our societies and the economy, come from it, let’s look for more sustainable initiatives on our planet.

Starting from an early age to instil a sense of responsibility and respect for nature, teaching the little ones is the right way for them to become more aware citizens in the future.

Carvoeiro, Lagoa

This is an important day to promote awareness and awareness of biodiversity, concern for the environment and the problem of pollution, in particular, in the oceans.

The desire to step on the sand on the beach, to enjoy the waves and the sea, to breathe fresh air which has started to have more importance than the material goods by which we are surrounded.

As a family, with friends or independently, we intend to celebrate World Earth Day as best as possible! Do not let this day pass and every other day to dedicate yourself to our most precious asset: our Planet.

Take care of our Planet the same way he takes care of us!

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For all of you fellow adventure seekers, what are your plans once the sun goes down and the winter nights start to draw closer? For those living in the Arctic Circle in Tromsø, Northern Norway, the wintertime is when the fun really begins!

With unbelievably beautiful landscapes, incredible skies and many adventurous activities to experience, that is to say, Tromsø is a fantastic place to explore the untouched wilderness of the mountains in their winter glory.

Tromsø, Norway

What are you waiting for ?

Our partners Arctic Adventure Tours have been providing outdoor tourism for over 20 years. Rated in the top 5 activities in Tromsø, Arctic Adventure Tours provides self-drive dog sledding tours.

Just like us, this adventure has quality. They care and respect the dogs and the environment from start to finish.

The self-drive dog sledding tour allows you to drive your own team of huskies in pairs.

One as the driver and the other as the passenger. Plenty of opportunities to switch throughout the long journey across the mountainside.

fellow adventure seekers
Tromsø, Norway

The kennel is open for guests to explore, interact with the super friendly dogs and ask any questions they wish. After the tour returns to the kennel, you are welcomed into the cosy traditional Saami tent and will enjoy hot drinks and cake around the fire.

Here you will learn a little more about the kennel, the life of a sled dog and how the company grew from being a husband and wife team with a handful of dogs to the successful business that it is today.

Tromsø, Norway

For many who experience the power of a team of 6 huskies, the thrill is like nothing else. A feeling of raw nature, teamwork and pushing your physical boundaries. And if you really get ‘bitten by the bug’ remember there is always the Weeklong Dog Sledding Expedition!

If you are looking for a wintertime adventure fellow adventure seekers look no further! They have definitely found it for you with Arctic Adventure Tours!

Want to see more of Our Arctic Life?

Follow them on Instagram: @arcticadventuretours

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We have offset some – the largest share, coming from the gas tank of our vans – of our emissions from 2020. We hope we can become carbon neutral by 2025, the latest.

Sustainability and carbon offsetting at the Future Eco Surf School

Everything we do has an impact on the planet we’re blessed to call home. The best we can do is to reduce this impact as much as we can. 

At Future we’re conscious we still have a long road to travel when it comes to minimizing our carbon footprint and our overall ecological impact.

But we’re surely and proudly surfing this wave in the right direction.

When it comes to our carbon footprint – short for the greenhouse gas emissions we’re accountable for, which include other gases besides carbon dioxide like nitrous oxides or perfluorocarbons. We’re trying to reduce it as much as we can. 

After getting to the huge number of kilometers our vans have traveled – some mind-blowing 81.000 km (50331 miles). Doing some maths on fuel consumption, we concluded that last year we were responsible for 21 tonnes of CO2eq.

At Future Eco Surf we stand with Mozambique’s households

carbon offsetting credits future eco surf

We decided to back up a project certified by the Gold Standard. Which is, one of the top standards in this field and support a Portuguese speaking country: Mozambique.

Many people in Maputo (the capital) live in poor housing and hygienic conditions as basic services lack a little everywhere. 

Some 95% of the population living in Maputo suburbs use cookstoves. These cookstoves have low energy efficiency and require large amounts of charcoal for daily cooking activities. 

Charcoal use has negative health impacts related to the smoke inhalation in addition to causing a economic pressure for the families. Charcoal production is also one of the main causes of the deforestation.”

Gold standard

The project we supported, named “Improved cookstoves in Chamanculo C, Maputo” involves the distribution of approximately 5,000 domestic fuel-efficient cook stoves to households. This action, improve the energy efficiency, conserve natural resources and improve living conditions for the local population.

The stoves will be sold to the families at a highly subsidised cost, in exchange for the rights to the Voluntary Emission Reductions (VERs), according to the Gold Standard. The company also says that without this project, the majority of families would not have access to fuel-efficient cook stoves due to economic constraints.

If you’re interested, you can read more about the project here.

Carbon offsetting is not enough. A sustainable planet needs us to do more

carbon offsetting sustainability future surf eco
Chamanculo C, Maputo, Mozambique

We’re aware of this.

Carbon offsetting is often used as an excuse for companies to keep on polluting without really making meaningful changes to the way they do business. And so no real effort is done to prevent this pollution in the first place. 

Why is this bad? Because the greenhouse gas emissions companies produce are immediate and travel to the troposphere where they remain trapped way faster compared to, for instance, planting trees. We use this example because planting trees to offset emissions is one of the most widespread offsetting strategies.

Unfortunately, planting trees to sink a number of emissions equivalent to what has been emitted can take years or even decades – depending on the species planted or the soil’s health.

For this and a couple of other reasons, carbon offsetting is not a solution, it simply mitigates the problem.

That’s why we are reviewing our entire value chain to prevent/minimize these emissions beforehand. The goal is to offset increasingly fewer greenhouse gas emissions in the coming years, meaning we would truly be polluting less at the source.

And we’re targetting not only the emissions from our vans’ pipes but also other scopes of emissions. Emissions, coming for example, from our employees, clients or suppliers. 

There’s a saying that goes more or less like this: “the planet needs many imperfect ecologists, not a few perfect ecologists”. 

We’re not perfect – at least yet! – but we truly believe the change needs to be systemic and that all together we can do better. Will you join us in protecting our amazing planet?

[Image credits belong to the Gold Standard and Daniel Pankoke, our in-house photographer📸)

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This date has been celebrated for nearly 50 years in 190 countries. This is not just another day, but an opportunity that we should not miss.

Sometimes called Planet Earth Day or Mother Earth Day, the purpose of this day is to make all the inhabitants of the planet aware that this is our home, so we must preserve it.

As millions of people around the world say, “There is no Planet B”.

Every year, on April 22, Earth Day marks the birth of the environmental movement created in 1970, which gave voice to an emerging public awareness about the state of our planet.

Portimão, Algarve

The most recent covid-19 pandemic that flooded the world, shook our lives and made us question everything we take for granted.

It is crucial for Humanity to live in harmony with Planet Earth, since all the resources that support our societies and the economy, come from it, let’s look for more sustainable initiatives on our planet.

Starting from an early age to instil a sense of responsibility and respect for nature, teaching the little ones is the right way for them to become more aware citizens in the future.

Carvoeiro, Lagoa

This is an important day to promote awareness and awareness of biodiversity, concern for the environment and the problem of pollution, in particular, in the oceans.

The desire to step on the sand on the beach, to enjoy the waves and the sea, to breathe fresh air which has started to have more importance than the material goods by which we are surrounded.

As a family, with friends or independently, we intend to celebrate World Earth Day as best as possible! Do not let this day pass and every other day to dedicate yourself to our most precious asset: our Planet.

Take care of our Planet the same way he takes care of us!

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For all of you fellow adventure seekers, what are your plans once the sun goes down and the winter nights start to draw closer? For those living in the Arctic Circle in Tromsø, Northern Norway, the wintertime is when the fun really begins!

With unbelievably beautiful landscapes, incredible skies and many adventurous activities to experience, that is to say, Tromsø is a fantastic place to explore the untouched wilderness of the mountains in their winter glory.

Tromsø, Norway

What are you waiting for ?

Our partners Arctic Adventure Tours have been providing outdoor tourism for over 20 years. Rated in the top 5 activities in Tromsø, Arctic Adventure Tours provides self-drive dog sledding tours.

Just like us, this adventure has quality. They care and respect the dogs and the environment from start to finish.

The self-drive dog sledding tour allows you to drive your own team of huskies in pairs.

One as the driver and the other as the passenger. Plenty of opportunities to switch throughout the long journey across the mountainside.

fellow adventure seekers
Tromsø, Norway

The kennel is open for guests to explore, interact with the super friendly dogs and ask any questions they wish. After the tour returns to the kennel, you are welcomed into the cosy traditional Saami tent and will enjoy hot drinks and cake around the fire.

Here you will learn a little more about the kennel, the life of a sled dog and how the company grew from being a husband and wife team with a handful of dogs to the successful business that it is today.

Tromsø, Norway

For many who experience the power of a team of 6 huskies, the thrill is like nothing else. A feeling of raw nature, teamwork and pushing your physical boundaries. And if you really get ‘bitten by the bug’ remember there is always the Weeklong Dog Sledding Expedition!

If you are looking for a wintertime adventure fellow adventure seekers look no further! They have definitely found it for you with Arctic Adventure Tours!

Want to see more of Our Arctic Life?

Follow them on Instagram: @arcticadventuretours

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We have offset some – the largest share, coming from the gas tank of our vans – of our emissions from 2020. We hope we can become carbon neutral by 2025, the latest.

Sustainability and carbon offsetting at the Future Eco Surf School

Everything we do has an impact on the planet we’re blessed to call home. The best we can do is to reduce this impact as much as we can. 

At Future we’re conscious we still have a long road to travel when it comes to minimizing our carbon footprint and our overall ecological impact.

But we’re surely and proudly surfing this wave in the right direction.

When it comes to our carbon footprint – short for the greenhouse gas emissions we’re accountable for, which include other gases besides carbon dioxide like nitrous oxides or perfluorocarbons. We’re trying to reduce it as much as we can. 

After getting to the huge number of kilometers our vans have traveled – some mind-blowing 81.000 km (50331 miles). Doing some maths on fuel consumption, we concluded that last year we were responsible for 21 tonnes of CO2eq.

At Future Eco Surf we stand with Mozambique’s households

carbon offsetting credits future eco surf

We decided to back up a project certified by the Gold Standard. Which is, one of the top standards in this field and support a Portuguese speaking country: Mozambique.

Many people in Maputo (the capital) live in poor housing and hygienic conditions as basic services lack a little everywhere. 

Some 95% of the population living in Maputo suburbs use cookstoves. These cookstoves have low energy efficiency and require large amounts of charcoal for daily cooking activities. 

Charcoal use has negative health impacts related to the smoke inhalation in addition to causing a economic pressure for the families. Charcoal production is also one of the main causes of the deforestation.”

Gold standard

The project we supported, named “Improved cookstoves in Chamanculo C, Maputo” involves the distribution of approximately 5,000 domestic fuel-efficient cook stoves to households. This action, improve the energy efficiency, conserve natural resources and improve living conditions for the local population.

The stoves will be sold to the families at a highly subsidised cost, in exchange for the rights to the Voluntary Emission Reductions (VERs), according to the Gold Standard. The company also says that without this project, the majority of families would not have access to fuel-efficient cook stoves due to economic constraints.

If you’re interested, you can read more about the project here.

Carbon offsetting is not enough. A sustainable planet needs us to do more

carbon offsetting sustainability future surf eco
Chamanculo C, Maputo, Mozambique

We’re aware of this.

Carbon offsetting is often used as an excuse for companies to keep on polluting without really making meaningful changes to the way they do business. And so no real effort is done to prevent this pollution in the first place. 

Why is this bad? Because the greenhouse gas emissions companies produce are immediate and travel to the troposphere where they remain trapped way faster compared to, for instance, planting trees. We use this example because planting trees to offset emissions is one of the most widespread offsetting strategies.

Unfortunately, planting trees to sink a number of emissions equivalent to what has been emitted can take years or even decades – depending on the species planted or the soil’s health.

For this and a couple of other reasons, carbon offsetting is not a solution, it simply mitigates the problem.

That’s why we are reviewing our entire value chain to prevent/minimize these emissions beforehand. The goal is to offset increasingly fewer greenhouse gas emissions in the coming years, meaning we would truly be polluting less at the source.

And we’re targetting not only the emissions from our vans’ pipes but also other scopes of emissions. Emissions, coming for example, from our employees, clients or suppliers. 

There’s a saying that goes more or less like this: “the planet needs many imperfect ecologists, not a few perfect ecologists”. 

We’re not perfect – at least yet! – but we truly believe the change needs to be systemic and that all together we can do better. Will you join us in protecting our amazing planet?

[Image credits belong to the Gold Standard and Daniel Pankoke, our in-house photographer📸)

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This date has been celebrated for nearly 50 years in 190 countries. This is not just another day, but an opportunity that we should not miss.

Sometimes called Planet Earth Day or Mother Earth Day, the purpose of this day is to make all the inhabitants of the planet aware that this is our home, so we must preserve it.

As millions of people around the world say, “There is no Planet B”.

Every year, on April 22, Earth Day marks the birth of the environmental movement created in 1970, which gave voice to an emerging public awareness about the state of our planet.

Portimão, Algarve

The most recent covid-19 pandemic that flooded the world, shook our lives and made us question everything we take for granted.

It is crucial for Humanity to live in harmony with Planet Earth, since all the resources that support our societies and the economy, come from it, let’s look for more sustainable initiatives on our planet.

Starting from an early age to instil a sense of responsibility and respect for nature, teaching the little ones is the right way for them to become more aware citizens in the future.

Carvoeiro, Lagoa

This is an important day to promote awareness and awareness of biodiversity, concern for the environment and the problem of pollution, in particular, in the oceans.

The desire to step on the sand on the beach, to enjoy the waves and the sea, to breathe fresh air which has started to have more importance than the material goods by which we are surrounded.

As a family, with friends or independently, we intend to celebrate World Earth Day as best as possible! Do not let this day pass and every other day to dedicate yourself to our most precious asset: our Planet.

Take care of our Planet the same way he takes care of us!

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For all of you fellow adventure seekers, what are your plans once the sun goes down and the winter nights start to draw closer? For those living in the Arctic Circle in Tromsø, Northern Norway, the wintertime is when the fun really begins!

With unbelievably beautiful landscapes, incredible skies and many adventurous activities to experience, that is to say, Tromsø is a fantastic place to explore the untouched wilderness of the mountains in their winter glory.

Tromsø, Norway

What are you waiting for ?

Our partners Arctic Adventure Tours have been providing outdoor tourism for over 20 years. Rated in the top 5 activities in Tromsø, Arctic Adventure Tours provides self-drive dog sledding tours.

Just like us, this adventure has quality. They care and respect the dogs and the environment from start to finish.

The self-drive dog sledding tour allows you to drive your own team of huskies in pairs.

One as the driver and the other as the passenger. Plenty of opportunities to switch throughout the long journey across the mountainside.

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Tromsø, Norway

The kennel is open for guests to explore, interact with the super friendly dogs and ask any questions they wish. After the tour returns to the kennel, you are welcomed into the cosy traditional Saami tent and will enjoy hot drinks and cake around the fire.

Here you will learn a little more about the kennel, the life of a sled dog and how the company grew from being a husband and wife team with a handful of dogs to the successful business that it is today.

Tromsø, Norway

For many who experience the power of a team of 6 huskies, the thrill is like nothing else. A feeling of raw nature, teamwork and pushing your physical boundaries. And if you really get ‘bitten by the bug’ remember there is always the Weeklong Dog Sledding Expedition!

If you are looking for a wintertime adventure fellow adventure seekers look no further! They have definitely found it for you with Arctic Adventure Tours!

Want to see more of Our Arctic Life?

Follow them on Instagram: @arcticadventuretours

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We have offset some – the largest share, coming from the gas tank of our vans – of our emissions from 2020. We hope we can become carbon neutral by 2025, the latest.

Sustainability and carbon offsetting at the Future Eco Surf School

Everything we do has an impact on the planet we’re blessed to call home. The best we can do is to reduce this impact as much as we can. 

At Future we’re conscious we still have a long road to travel when it comes to minimizing our carbon footprint and our overall ecological impact.

But we’re surely and proudly surfing this wave in the right direction.

When it comes to our carbon footprint – short for the greenhouse gas emissions we’re accountable for, which include other gases besides carbon dioxide like nitrous oxides or perfluorocarbons. We’re trying to reduce it as much as we can. 

After getting to the huge number of kilometers our vans have traveled – some mind-blowing 81.000 km (50331 miles). Doing some maths on fuel consumption, we concluded that last year we were responsible for 21 tonnes of CO2eq.

At Future Eco Surf we stand with Mozambique’s households

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We decided to back up a project certified by the Gold Standard. Which is, one of the top standards in this field and support a Portuguese speaking country: Mozambique.

Many people in Maputo (the capital) live in poor housing and hygienic conditions as basic services lack a little everywhere. 

Some 95% of the population living in Maputo suburbs use cookstoves. These cookstoves have low energy efficiency and require large amounts of charcoal for daily cooking activities. 

Charcoal use has negative health impacts related to the smoke inhalation in addition to causing a economic pressure for the families. Charcoal production is also one of the main causes of the deforestation.”

Gold standard

The project we supported, named “Improved cookstoves in Chamanculo C, Maputo” involves the distribution of approximately 5,000 domestic fuel-efficient cook stoves to households. This action, improve the energy efficiency, conserve natural resources and improve living conditions for the local population.

The stoves will be sold to the families at a highly subsidised cost, in exchange for the rights to the Voluntary Emission Reductions (VERs), according to the Gold Standard. The company also says that without this project, the majority of families would not have access to fuel-efficient cook stoves due to economic constraints.

If you’re interested, you can read more about the project here.

Carbon offsetting is not enough. A sustainable planet needs us to do more

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Chamanculo C, Maputo, Mozambique

We’re aware of this.

Carbon offsetting is often used as an excuse for companies to keep on polluting without really making meaningful changes to the way they do business. And so no real effort is done to prevent this pollution in the first place. 

Why is this bad? Because the greenhouse gas emissions companies produce are immediate and travel to the troposphere where they remain trapped way faster compared to, for instance, planting trees. We use this example because planting trees to offset emissions is one of the most widespread offsetting strategies.

Unfortunately, planting trees to sink a number of emissions equivalent to what has been emitted can take years or even decades – depending on the species planted or the soil’s health.

For this and a couple of other reasons, carbon offsetting is not a solution, it simply mitigates the problem.

That’s why we are reviewing our entire value chain to prevent/minimize these emissions beforehand. The goal is to offset increasingly fewer greenhouse gas emissions in the coming years, meaning we would truly be polluting less at the source.

And we’re targetting not only the emissions from our vans’ pipes but also other scopes of emissions. Emissions, coming for example, from our employees, clients or suppliers. 

There’s a saying that goes more or less like this: “the planet needs many imperfect ecologists, not a few perfect ecologists”. 

We’re not perfect – at least yet! – but we truly believe the change needs to be systemic and that all together we can do better. Will you join us in protecting our amazing planet?

[Image credits belong to the Gold Standard and Daniel Pankoke, our in-house photographer📸)

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