Solidarity towards the commons
The MADONKITE Project is a civil society initiative, kitesurfers who care for ecology. Human-centered, it values local participation and sharing.
In May 2020, the projet conducted a survey on interests of kitesurfers and one conclusion indicated that environmental issues are important for kitesurfers. Since then, are proposed Kite & Dialogue meetups. A first get-together between kitesurf associations in the Geneva Lake area took place in 2021. Read our blog here.
Nature is our playground, we are concerned about the preservation of the environment and terrestrial ecosystems.
The MADONKITE project proposes to work towards the objective of preventing future heat waves, global warming and preserve the natural habitat of wildlife, It proposes to link the global Sustainable Development Objective (SDG) 15 - Life on Land - with local initiatives around windy areas where kitesurfing is practiced.
Scan the QR code, contribute to the environmental cause and sponsor trees around kitesurfing areas !
On the photo above, maple trees along the Léman Lake. Although trees can be obstacles for launching and landing kites at departure and arrival, they are considerable providers of shade and of biodiversity - they make the landscape a beauty ! According to scientic data, trees tend to play more of a protection role and to lower the speed of wind. Wind transports humidity and coolness from the forested coastlines to inland, and this way, prevents local warming.
Support local initiatives around kitesurfing areas for global effects on the people and the planet !
Since ancient times, solidarity is the basis of how society functions. Kitesurfers can all do something for themselves and for others.
On the blog, you can consult results of the survey regarding the interests of kitesurfers, conducted in May 2020. The project has also transformed unusable kites into masks and has given them away at a symbolic price. Check the blog article here.
What we have done until now in support to other organizations
Since the start in 2018 and in 2019 during the Covid 19 crisis, the MADONKITE Project has supported local social projects in windy locations in Brazil.: Fortaleza (World Vision Brazil , Rosas dos Ventos and Instituto Povo Do Mar) and Cumbuco (Intention Ventures), assisting with food distributions and youth education.