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Sustainability round-up: Austrian F1 Grand Prix, Special Olympics…

July 04 2024

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Sustainability round-up: Austrian F1 Grand Prix, Special Olympics…

The recent Austrian Formula One Grand Prix continued with its new centralised energy system, which was trialled successfully in 2023. This saw the low-carbon energy generation system reduce emissions by over 90% in the pit, paddock and F1’s Event Technical Centre. The system was provided by Aggreko, and is powered by sustainable sources including hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) biofuel, solar panels and a battery storage system. You can read more about this technology from our report last year, here.

Golf apparel brand Galvin Green has published a Sustainability Review, highlighting the Swedish company’s progress and views of retail partners, suppliers, Tour players and customers on the importance of protecting the environment in golf. For example, 80% of Galvin Green’s garments in its latest collection have been produced using sample-tested blue sign or Oeko-Tex Standard 100-approved fabrics.

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Coca-Cola has extended its partnership with the Special Olympics for a further eight years. In Italy, Coca-Cola has supported the organisation for more than 25 years and supported the Winter Games that took place earlier this year across the province of Turin and Cuneo. The company supported the Italian Special Olympics organisation from a donation.

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Serve2Sustain, which was founded by high school students Shreyas Gorre and Ari Fayne, is a non-profit aimed at promoting environmental sustainability within tennis. Gorre and Fayne collect worn-out tennis balls from clubs across the US, and turn them into new tennis courts in partnership with companies such as RecycleBalls and Laykold. Since Serve2Sustain’s foundation last year, the organisation has recycled more than 110,000 tennis balls.

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EFL Championship club Oxford United’s new stadium design plans have won an ESG Strategy Award at the 2024 Constructing Excellence SECBE Awards. The designs feature plans to be the UK’s first fully electric stadium, with sustainability incorporated at every angle. You can read more about the plans, here.

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