About bedding and sustainability
Why since 2022 we ask participants to bring a sleeping bag
How was it before?
Until 2021 we gave everyone on board a bedding set (fitted sheet + duvet + blanket + pillowcase).
Why was that a problem?
After every trip, our permanent crew had to wash a big amount of bed sheets. This was one of the most time-demanding tasks they had in port.
There are many other tasks in port, most of them more important (shopping for food, refuelling the water tanks, welcoming the new participants…)
We also like to do open doors and events on board when we stop, which forces us to bring the sheets to a laundromat and put them in a drying machine. This takes even more time and is not very eco-friendly.
How is it now?
We ask our participants to bring a sleeping bag (or bedsheets + blanket for a 90cm bed) and a pillowcase with them to use during their time onboard.
If you can’t do this, you can get a full set of bedclothes from onboard for 35€. Click here to pay for it. Please do this in advance so that the crew can prepare them.
To show that the motivation behind this is not economic, those 35€ will be used for our Scholarship Fund.
Sustainability is at the heart the Atyla ship Foundation. We try to contribute to our environment, not damage it.
Our environment also includes the people involved with the charity, and the crew is a very important part of it because they keep our program alive and they make the experience on board what it is.
That’s why we want to make the experience sustainable for our crew, so that it can add value to their lives, and keep them healthy and happy.
We hope you can understand and support this change. We know that our crew will be thankful.
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How do we get funded?
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How is the experience?
About the experience on board