Sustainability round-up: February 23
This week’s round-up includes Sport Wales’ commitment to supporting projects across the country while English League One football club Forest Green Rovers has achieved a new environmental certification. A property development organisation in India has used sport and festivities to bring awareness to environmental issues, English League Two club Rochdale has installed electric car chargers at its stadium, and could mushrooms be the answer to sustainable surfing?
Sport Wales has allocated £3.1m in new capital funding to benefit a number of projects across communities in Wales. Some 30 projects have received funding to enable more people to enjoy sports including BMX, boxing, netball and fencing. The funding will also help to safeguard the long-term future of leisure facilities by making them more energy-efficient and sustainable.
English League One football club Forest Green Rovers has been certified outstanding by global certification and standards body, A Greener Festival (AGF), through its Greener Arena certification scheme. Forest Green is the first football club to achieve this standard globally.
Sattva Group, a property development, management and consulting organisation based in India, recently hosted a two-day event that was designed to bring people together through sports and sustainability. Sattva Global City Fest 2023 was created to bring awareness to environmental issues and encourage development in sustainability efforts.
English League Two football club Rochdale AFC has had three new rapid electric car chargers installed at Crown Oil Arena. The chargers, which were installed by electric vehicle network Be.EV, are available to be used by visitors to the stadium and the wider public.
Mushrooms could be the answer to creating plastic-free surfboards thanks to a Welsh board designer, Steve Davies. He has used material made from the root-like structures of mushrooms to develop environmentally friendly boards. Mycelium, which is found in a range of fungi, acts as a glue when building a board.