DALE VINCE OBE - HONORARY PATRON
We are hugely proud to have Dale Vince OBE as the Honorary Patron of our UK based marine conservation charity.
Dale has been a supporter since first meeting Captain Paul Watson several years ago – a meeting that Captain Paul Watson then wrote a commentary about called: ‘Encounters with a man of power’.
Dale is a true environmentalist and in 1995 founded Ecotricity - the World’s first green energy company. The company’s founding mission was (and still is) to change the way Energy is made and used in Britain. This has since expanded to tackling the three biggest sources of pollution and unsustainability (Energy, Transport and Food) to create a Green Britain.
As well as building wind and sun parks, developing wave power technology and green gas mills, Dale had an electric super car, 'The Nemesis' built in 2010 and 'The Electric Highway', the World's first national network of electric pumps, in 2013, which helped kickstart the electric vehicle revolution in the UK.
Dale was made an OBE (Order of the British Empire) for services to the environment in 2004. He also founded the ‘Green Britain Foundation’ in 2012, a registered charity helping protect and achieve a more sustainable environment.
Ecotricity and Neptune's Pirate UK have been supporting each other in recent years at events across England, Scotland and Wales.
In 2016 Neptune's Pirate partnered with Forest Green Rovers, the world’s first and only vegan football club – an exciting partnership made possible by Dale who is the club’s Chairman and owner. This began with the introduction of Sea Shepherd’s iconic ‘Jolly Roger’ insignia on FGR’s club kit and and now includes Captain Paul Watson Foundation UK flags, advertising boards and posters all installed at The New Lawn Stadium in Nailsworth, Gloucestershire.
As Dale says: “Sea Shepherd’s work is truly inspirational, it’s awesome to see their name on the back of our FGR shirts. We hope they gain lots more support through our local, national - and now international - fame achieved, as the club grows from strength to strength. We’re really proud to be in the English Football League and hope Neptune's Pirates supporters enjoy sharing our journey as we strive to achieve our dream of being at Championship level”.