Jose Luengo, one of the Worldâ€™s most talented kite-surferâ€™s, has joined forces with The BLUEÂ® Climate & Oceans Project.
Acting as an ambassador for The BLUEÂ® Project, Jose will join a number of other world-class athletes from varying â€˜BLUEâ€™ sports to inspire and motivate individuals to reduce their impact on the worldâ€™s climate and oceans.
Madrid born Jose has racked up an incredible number of international championship titles and been crowned World Champion Wave Master for three consecutive years.
Jose will be joining The BLUEÂ® Projectâ€™s team of exceptional international sportspeople, including champion British surfer Ben Skinner, who today was also welcomed to the BLUE team, who today was also welcomed to the BLUEÂ® team.
Jose, who is scheduled to compete in the Santa Cruz Ocean Spirit Wave Festival in Portugal later this year, said â€œas a kitesurfer Iâ€™m in the ocean everyday and have learnt to respect it and although I have always been environmentally aware, like many people I realise thereâ€™s more that we all could be doing. Iâ€™m very proud to be part of The BLUEÂ® Project motivating and working to inspiring people to do more for the environmentâ€.
Sailing hero Conrad Humphreys, founder of The BLUEÂ® Project, welcomed the new ambassadors saying â€œWeâ€™re very proud to have both Jose and Ben onboard, their own experience and understanding of the ocean is second to none and their standing as sports people makes them ideal role models for inspiring young people across the world.â€
The BLUEÂ® Project ambassadors come from a variety of sporting backgrounds and include, Polar expedition team Rob Guantlett and James Hooper, Solo Pacific Ocean rower Roz Savage and previous European snowboard champion Dan Wakeham.
Upcoming BLUEÂ® events include the Archipelago Raid in Scandinavia, Sara Campbellâ€™s world-record freedive attempts in Egypt later this month, and a BLUE exhibition at the House of Commons (London) where the UKâ€™s Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (Andy Burnham) and the Secretary of State for the Environment (Hilary Benn) will meet with BLUE ambassadors to discuss the possibilities of the project prior to the Marine Bill being announced.
For more information about The BLUEÂ® Climate & Oceans Project visit: www.theblueproject.org
About The BLUE Climate & Oceans Project:
Sport is intimately connected to nature. A healthy environment is necessary for healthy sport and for many athletes, it is this intimacy with nature that motivates and inspires them. The core objectives of the BLUEÂ® Project are to use the popularity of sports that showcase the natural environment, to mobilise people, especially young people into being active in reducing their effect on global climate change. The website www.theblueproject.org is a sport and social network that features cool BLUEÂ® sportsmen and women who are communicating their adventures and activities as ambassadors for a cleaner planet.
Visit www.theblueproject.org to get involved with the project and make your BLUEÂ® Pledge for the environment!