Sustainability Round-up: March 30
This week’s sustainability round-up includes a new partner for Extreme E, developing environmentally friendly basketball flooring and Watford Football Club’s dedication to being more green. It also includes the launch of a football programme in the Seychelles and NBA Africa’s first all-girls basketball clinic.
Extreme E has introduced EY as the electric vehicle racing series’ official sustainability partner for 2023. EY is a provider of assurance, consulting, strategy, transactions and tax services. EY has collaborated with the championship since in 2020 in various roles to aid Extreme E’s commitment to minimising its overall footprint.
Ahead of the FIBA 3×3 Asia Cup 2023 this week, official floor supplier Enlio provided its new flooring for the event in Singapore. Sports flooring manufacturer Enlio is currently developing new eco-friendly flooring that will use recycled rubber materials synthesised from bio-based raw materials, replacing traditional synthetic rubber. The move is to help comply with FIBA’s (International Basketball Federation) sustainability environmental concept.
English Championship football club Watford has offered an update on its sustainability efforts for fans. It has a long-term partnership with energy management and net-zero consultancy company ClearVUE in place, a dedicated web page and is currently applying to be a signatory for the UN Sports for Climate Action Framework. The club is also using renewable electricity at all sites with solar panel installations and conducted a drone survey on the roofs of the stands at Vicarage Road to investigate the potential installation of solar panels, among many other initiatives.
FIFA’s Football for Schools (F4S) recently kicked off in The Seychelles with an event on the largest island, Mahé. Some 45 coach educators participated in the launch which boasted theoretical workshops and practical on-field sessions. The Seychelles Football Federation, Ministry of Sport and the Minister of Education are continuing to work on a range of initiatives and activities to inspire young boys and girls.
NBA Africa this week hosted its first all-girls junior NBA clinic in Ghana, which was held at Trust Sports Emporium in Accra in conjunction with US Vice-President Kamala Harris and Second Gentleman Douglass Emhoff. The basketball clinic for 60 girls aged 18 and younger took place alongside a life skills seminar, and was led by 2033 WNBA champion Astou NDiaye.
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