The Latest News Since 25th of March we are in a total lock down at our boat. We are just allowed to go to shore to do groceries. We still don't know if this will effect our sailing plans for this year. Corona News | 4 weeks in total Lock down After we arrived in New Zealand, it was time to explore the country. We made plans, but everything goes differently than expected. Episode 8 | Lockdown in NZ In Tonga we visited three primary schools. We explored the islands and swam with whales. The got 50 knots of wind towards New Zealand. Travel Journey 16 | Tonga to New -Zeeland New Zealand | 17 January
New Zealand | 7 april
New Zealand | 3th of may
4Green Foundation

4Green
Foundation
In September 2017 we left the Netherlands with our sailing ship New Nexus for a trip around the world. Our goal is to go around the world with wind, water and sun. To do so, we have made the ship completely self-sufficient.

On board of the ship we have two recycling machines, with which we recycle plastic waste. We collect the plastic waste together with local children and recycle it together. The children also come into contact with different schools in the Netherlands.
A greener planet every day Discover the boat

4Green
Foundation
In September 2017 we left the Netherlands with our sailing ship New Nexus for a trip around the world. Our goal is to go around the world with wind, water and sun. To do so, we have made the ship completely self-sufficient.

On board of the ship we have two recycling machines, with which we recycle plastic waste. We collect the plastic waste together with local children and recycle it together. The children also come into contact with different schools in the Netherlands.
A greener planet every day Discover the boat

The Latest News Since 25th of March we are in a total lock down at our boat. We are just allowed to go to shore to do groceries. We still don't know if this will effect our sailing plans for this year. Corona News | 4 weeks in total Lock down After we arrived in New Zealand, it was time to explore the country. We made plans, but everything goes differently than expected. Episode 8 | Lockdown in NZ In Tonga we visited three primary schools. We explored the islands and swam with whales. The got 50 knots of wind towards New Zealand. Travel Journey 16 | Tonga to New -Zeeland New Zealand | 17 January
New Zealand | 7 april
New Zealand | 3th of may
4Green Foundation

Captain | Niels Tammeling Captain &
Crew
Crew | Bibi Brongers Thanks to my study Mechanical Engineering, I was able to make the sailing ship completely self-sufficient. It was my graduation project and a whole challenge, which lasted a total of 4 years. For me, it's important to make the world a bit greener every day with the 4Green Foundation. Sailing the world has been a great dream from an early age. With my study Coastal Zone Management and my interest in the underwater world I joined the team of the 4Green Foundation. I help with the education lessons and work on social media. This way, I want to fight against plastic waste in the oceans.

Plastic waste During the journey we encounter many beaches filled with plastic waste. Together with local children, we collect and recycle this plastic. We also talk with the children in the classroom about plastic and about living self-sufficient. The local primary schools come into contact with schools in the Netherlands. This way, children can learn from each other worldwide.

Read           more about how we recycle plastic.
Find out what we do with plastic waste here

Tonga It was an intensive day on Tonga. We visited three different primary schools on one day. All children have collected plastic trash around their schoolyard to recycle it together with us into colorful flower pots. We were impressed by the beautiful school uniforms the kids were wearing. Together with 250 children, spread over three schools, we recycled plastic. > > Read more about this project Palmerston In the middle of the Pacific Ocean, isolated from the rest of the world, lies Palmerston. Twice a year, a supply ship comes by with food and necessities. However, plastic is washed ashore daily. Every month, the community do a clean-up. We recycled this collected plastic with Lucky School Palmerston. Even in the most remote places on this earth plastic waste washes ashore. > > Lees meer over dit project Tahiti In June we visited a primary school on Tahiti to teach 150 children about the effects of plastic. Together with the children, we recycled the plastic they brought with our two machines. From September 2019, the children will be in contact with schools in the Netherlands. An impressive morning at a primary school on Tahiti. > > Sushi Flamingo Every year we organize a large project somewhere in the world together with Groningen Schoon Dankzij Mij. In 2018 this event took place on Bonaire. Together with artist Maria Koijck, local parties and various primary schools we built a three meter high flamingo. Made of the plastic waste that we have collected on the beaches of Bonaire. In collaboration with various parties, we made Sushi the Flamingo > >

Collaborating with students High school students from technasium education in the Netherlands help us with technical issues. As a client, we have three different assignments in which we let students think about innovative products on board of our self-sufficient ship. Check out the assignments below. Technasium Go to Technasium Go to Primary Schools Primary schools in Groningen can sign up for special New Nexus environmental education classes, which are provided by Groningen Schoon Dankzij Mij (GSDM). Children learn in an interactive way why plastic does not belong in nature and clean up their schoolyard or residential area together with the environmental stewards. Primary Schools