A great majority of us living on this island rely on our coastline and sea directly or indirectly for our livelihoods. Whether through tourism or yachting a great part of the Balearic income is generated from us being on a beautiful collection of islands in the Mediterranean.
Aside from the commercial value the beaches and sea play a huge part in our social and sporting lives. Winter dog walks on the beach, summers sunbathing, diving and kite surfing in the bays… it´s an integral part of our life and we all hate it when our days out are spoilt by dirty sea and rubbish strewn beaches. Asociación Ondine are working to improve the condition of our seas and coastline which are so much part of our lives.
As a business owner myself (when not volunteering), I am calling on other business owners and yacht captains to join up and give something back. Our planet is not sustainable with a take only attitude and it´s our future generations that will pay the price.
Recently The Super Yacht Group on behalf of Doyle Palma conducted a survey in the yachting community . The question : Would sourcing sails from an ecologically friendly company add additional customer satisfaction? The answer was 73% yes. The results are based on the answers from 150 captains, designers and project managers. This is proof of a trending move towards more environmentally aware companies.
Whether your business is big or small, weather you are a restaurant in the middle of Palma or a Rigger in the yard, Asociación Ondine offers a variety of corporate packages that will advertise your companies input back into our islands.
AO has a five star rated page on Facebook with 1,629 followers (averaging 20 new followers a week) of which 90% are local. We also have some 1000 subscribers to our mailing list also of a local majority. Our growing Instagram and Pinterest posts promote the reduction of single use plastics and highlight our beautiful islands. The website is getting updated and we profile highly at beach clean ups and local events. We are working with more and more of the local schools introducing our Schools Program to teach awareness to our future generations. We are a media and people run association and we can share this with our sponsors. Our packages range from Bronze through Silver to Gold and Platinum and they include variations of the following :
Brand awareness and recognition on newsletters & campaign e-mails
Brand awareness and recognition on website
Brand on printed articles (where viable) eg this article in The Islander (Thank you Simon !)
Brand displayed on PSAs and other Ondine videos
Displayed at events
VIP invite to all Asociación Ondine organised events and talks
Brand awareness on social media channels
T-shirts & reclaimed wood pen drive
A unique and effective opportunity to create a positive impact on your local environment
ALL MEMBERS receive an annual report with full transparency on income and expenses.
Or if you have the inspiring and wonderful feeling that you would like to offer more. Please let us know and we will tell you about our Partners Program where you have the opportunity to make an even bigger difference.
We have options involving the schools program, specific research expeditions for future marine protected areas and much more. Our scope is huge and our ultimate aim is to to make the Balearic Islands the lead player in marine conservation in the Mediterranean. This in turn will promote sustainable tourism, an amazing dive and recreational spot for the yachting community and an upturn in the fish population benefiting all the local artisanal fishermen and lovers of sea food.
So join today and take a positive step into our future.
(AO volunteer and corporate member)