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Under the Faster to Zero pillar, we are moving faster to become a zero waste and net zero carbon business. 

To help meet the urgent challenges of a changing world, this means taking accelerated steps to reduce our carbon and waste footprint with the aim of becoming a zero waste and net zero carbon business by 2030.

Wherever we can, we are also actively helping our partners, customers and wider markets to achieve the same.

See the full list of commitments and find out more.


 As part of our commitment to the environment, we have been working to manage our event’s carbon impact by investing over $2.8 million dollars to eliminate the use of diesel generators and reduce our electricity usage with energy-saving technology which will result in an estimated 15-20% decrease.

This includes the installation of Tune Harmonics devices on our electrical equipment to reduce energy consumption and use energy-efficient LED lighting throughout the event.

The boat show is powered by renewable electricity making the electricity use carbon neutral. We use an established global process to pay a premium to renewable electricity producers. These Energy Attribution Certificates (EACs) allow us to match our electricity usage with the required amount of green energy. This creates additional incentives for generators to invest in renewable power. We are still trying to use less electricity overall for our events, but this process ensures it’s as sustainable as possible.


The St. Petersburg Power and Sailboat Show, Presented by Progressive, supports Tampa Bay Watch, a St. Petersburg-based organization that protects the area’s waterways and ecosystem. Not far from the boat show site, Tampa Bay Watch has a Discovery Center on The St. Pete Pier downtown. Proceeds from boat show ticket sales will benefit education programs and eco-tours.

Founded in 1993, Tampa Bay Watch is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) stewardship program dedicated exclusively to the charitable and scientific purpose of protecting and restoring the marine and wetland environments of the Tampa Bay estuary, encompassing more than 400 square miles of open water and 2,300 square miles of highly- developed watershed.


The mission of Tampa Bay Watch is environmental stewardship in action, to restore and preserve the delicate ecological balance that exists in Tampa Bay by conducting a variety of habitat restoration and protection activities with community efforts of thousands of volunteers. Tampa Bay Watch organizes on-going restoration programs that seek to protect the health and vibrancy of the bay while generating awareness for visitors and locals alike. Its restoration programs continue to provide effective long-term improvements to the bay’s habitat and increase environmental stewardship.


Proof of the Pudding is the exclusive catering company of the boat show and understands our commitment to running a responsible, sustainable event.

As part of this initiative, we are moving towards zero landfill waste from our events and are implementing the following action items: 

  • No Styrofoam Policy
  • Sustainable Food
  • Designation on Menu
  • Phasing Out Straws

Our Culinary and Sales team centers on fresh farm-to-plate, fruits and vegetables, sustainable seafood, and natural organic meats. We partner with purveyors to use locally-sourced, organic, and sustainable products. Our organization contributes to increasing our efficiency and reducing our impact on the environment, in ways both big and small.

At the Informa US Boat Shows, we only use compostable materials in our food service operation. We are also proud to announce that we have donated 3,125 pounds worth of food and ingredients (equivalent to $15,635) to the homeless shelters in partnership with Faith Farms. 


Informa U.S. Boatshows has donated a $300,000 contribution to the Fish and Wildlife Foundation of Florida (FWC) to support multiple initiatives advocating for environmental preservation.

These initiatives include the Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s Outdoor Classroom project and the education and conservation of marine turtles and the ocean ecosystem; and the Manatee Lagoon Eco-Discovery Center’s mission to educate the public about manatees and to inspire communities to preserve and protect Florida’s environment and wildlife for future generations.

This contribution will go towards the FWC’s Manatee restoration projects to support the conservation of Florida’s manatee habitats.


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