"Waste in nature is our shared responsibility"Tobias Weber-Andersen - Founder of GreenKayak
The NGO GreenKayak
GreenKayak is an environmental NGO that aims to give as many people as possible the chance to engage with the fight against pollution. We believe that giving people a connection to nature is the way to create lasting change. We offer volunteers free trips in our GreenKayaks in return for collecting trash from the water and sharing their experiences on social media with #greenkayak.
GreenKayaks hold two people. They’re stable and they’re safe – you don’t need to have kayaked before to take one out – and we give you lifejackets and all the other gear you need to paddle and pick up waste.
Since 2017, several thousand volunteers have paddled GreenKayaks in the harbors, rivers and lakes of 5 countries across Europe, and collected almost 25 tons of trash.
We also have a mobile fleet of 10 GreenKayaks that we use to do activations and events with schoolkids and youth groups. We share our knowledge on grassroots engagement with institutions like the European Environmental Agency. And we’re currently working on building a global network of GreenKayaks.
Together, we paddle for the oceans!