At Vestas, we don’t like wasting resources - our products are sustainable and we are committed to an array of global initiatives which support our intent to power sustainability, both within our organisation and beyond. Our goal is to increase recyclability of our wind turbines to 85% by 2015. Moreover, as part of our race against energy poverty, we are refurbishing older, smaller-scale commercial wind turbines to be installed in wind-abundant, disadvantaged communities in the developing world.
That said, maritime tradition is a hard one to crack, and the equator crossing or “Crossing the Line” ceremony is an obligation of any true seafarer. After all, what else can you do with a week of leftovers on board a VO65 in the mid-Atlantic? Trust us, this isn’t going to waste!
Today, our “Pollywogs” – Pete Wibroe, Nicolai Sehested and Tom Johnson – met their fate with King Neptune as they “crossed the line” for the first time. After being treated to a stylish haircut by Shellbacks Salty and Nico, the participants were subjected to a baptism of King Neptune’s brew and a shower at the bow. Not too pleasant but major relief and another box ticked off the list for our three first-timers.
It’s one to tell the Grandchildren, we think, and most definitely a worthy use of the Team’s leftovers. Why not help Vestas and Team Vestas Wind work towards a sustainable future?
Make your pledge today: http://teamvestaswind.vestas.com/jointherace
Now to Fernando de Noronha, and onwards to Cape Town!
To learn more about our Wind for Prosperity business model: http://windforprosperity.com/
Discover how Vestas works with sustainability: http://vestas.com/en/about/sustainability
Find out more about “Crossing the Line”, check out: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Line-crossing_ceremony