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Don't Put the Boat Away for Another Season: Clean Wake Engine Take-Back Program Targets Ontario Cottage Owners and Recreational Boaters


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Recreational boaters can take action for cleaner lakes and better health by trading in their old polluting outboard engine today. Clean Wake is a program of Summerhill Impact, in partnership with Honda Canada Inc. and supported by Environment Canada.

Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) August 18, 2014

Clean Wake is offering recreational boaters a final chance to trade-in their old polluting conventional two-stroke outboard engines before the summer ends. With September just around the corner, thousands of Ontario cottagers and boaters are starting to think about pulling their boats out of the water and storing them away for another season. For those with an old inefficient conventional two-stroke engine, its the perfect opportunity to make the switch to a more efficient option.

Summerhill Impact, in partnership with Honda Canada Inc. and supported by Environment Canada, are running the Clean Wake Program across Ontario until August 31, 2014. Recreational boaters can trade in their old two-stroke engine in exchange for a ten percent discount towards the purchase of a new Honda four-stroke outboard engine. All old and inefficient two-stroke engines collected will be responsibly recycled through certified auto recyclers.

"Many boaters dont realize how much pollution their old two-stroke motor is emitting into the air and water at their favourite summer lake - or how much it is costing them," says Heather Farquharson, Managing Director of Summerhill Impact. That old conventional two-stroke outboard may have come with the cottage but this year, don't just pack it away - replace it."

Whats so bad about old conventional two-stroke outboard engines? As much as 30 percent of the fuel passes through the combustion chamber unburned, and goes directly into the water that is equivalent to pouring one third of the fuel straight into the lake! In addition to water pollution, running an old conventional two-stroke engine releases smog-forming emissions that are harmful to the environment and our health.

Switching to a new four-stroke outboard engine means a substantial reduction in fuel costs and a significant reduction in air and water pollution compared to an old conventional two-stroke engine.

Compared to conventional two-stroke engines, four-stroke outboard engines are:

  •     90% cleaner
  •     50% more fuel efficient
  •     50% quieter

Honda has been the leader in the development of four-stroke outboard motors which run quieter, burn cleaner and offer greater fuel economy, says Ab Ghaznavi, Manager of Power Equipment & Marine Sales at Honda Canada. As Honda Marine celebrates its 50th anniversary, were excited to offer the Clean Wake program, enabling boaters in Ontario to reduce their impact while out on our lakes.

Program Details:

  •     Participants get a 10% discount towards the purchase of a new Honda four-stroke outboard engine when they trade in an old two-stroke outboard engine.
  •     Program is available at any Ontario Honda Marine dealer.
  •     The old engine is responsibly recycled through a certified local auto recycler, ensuring the engine is never used again. The recycling process happens in two stages the pre-treatment drainage of operating fluids and then the recycling of materials.

This program really provides an opportunity to educate recreational boaters to be mindful of their boating impacts, says Heather Farquharson. If you still have an old clunker on the back of your boat, its time to trade it in!

Clean Wake was undertaken with the financial support of the Government of Canada through the federal Department of the Environment.

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About Summerhill Impact
Summerhill Impact is a not-for-profit organization focused on creating and facilitating public engagement programs related to positive environmental and health impacts. Summerhill Impact provides an opportunity for multi-sector partners, across public, private, academic and non-profit channels, to empower individuals through behavior change programs to affect positive environmental and health benefit. Visit

About Honda Canada Inc.
Honda has more four-stroke marine experience than anyone, with engines inspired by their legendary automotive technology. Since 1964, Honda has pioneered the development and production of four-stroke outboard engines and has never made a two-stroke outboard engine.

About Environment Canada
Since 1995, Environment Canada's EcoAction Community Funding Program has provided financial support to community-based, non-profit organizations for projects that have measurable, positive impacts on the environment.

The Program encourages action focused projects that will protect, rehabilitate or enhance the natural environment, and build the capacity of communities to sustain these activities into the future.

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