Year: 2016, 2015
Location: Vineyard Haven, MA
Sail Martha’s Vineyard has been committed to environmental responsibility. In 2015 Vineyard Cup took their efforts to the next level serving all local food, grown or raised on Martha’s Vineyard. This included greens and tomatoes from Island Grown Initiative, chickens from Morning Glory Farm, oysters from Honeysuckle Oysters, and pigs from The Good Farm among other island purveyors. In addition, the event diverted more than 90% of the waste from the landfill thorough composting, recycling, and sourcing reusable products. In 2016 Sail Martha’s Vineyard expanded the commitment to refine their zero waste/locally sourced event model in their two flagship events – Vineyard Cup (sailing) and Vineyard Challenge (foiling kiteboarding) – and also help other organizations learn how to run sustainable events.