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Sustainability round-up: March 9

March 09 2023

This week’s sustainability round-up includes British Swimming’s efforts to be more sustainable, Haas F1 Team achieving the highest environment crepitation from the FIA, and Sydney becoming the home of women’s sport in Australia. The round-up also includes F1 Academy's new managing director and the release of Formula E’s latest sustainability report.

Sustainability round-up: March 9

British Swimming has become a member of not-for-profit organisation BASIS – the British Association for Sustainable Sport. The association helps sports clubs, venues and governing bodies with their environmental performance. This includes target setting, process implementation and the understanding of environmental impact. 

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Haas Formula 1 Team has achieved FIA Three-Star Environmental Accreditation, which is the highest level of recognition for its work in environmental sustainability. The FIA Environmental Accreditation Programme was created in 2011 by motorsport’s governing body to help motorsport and mobility stakeholders measure and enhance their environmental performance. 

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Sydney is set to become the home of the women’s Australian Football League (AFL) and rugby league, with the Showring Oval at Moore Park a step closer to including a state-of-the-art Centre of Excellence. This is thanks to a A$15m grant from the New South Wales Government. Ministers said that women’s sport was booming across NSW and the multi-sport project would provide grassroots players with access to a world-class training hub.

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Formula 1 has revealed that former racing driver Susie Wolff has become the managing director of the F1 Academy category, which is aiming to develop and prepare young female drivers to progress to higher levels of competition in motorsport. F1 Academy is an all-female driver series that will feature five teams, 15 drivers and 21 races at a number of F1 tracks. 

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Electric racing series Formula E published its Season 8 Sustainability Report at the beginning of the month, entitled Racing For Better Futures. The report includes the highlight of the season, which was the launch of the GEN3 car in Monaco. It is claimed to be the fastest, lightest, most powerful and efficient electric race car ever built.

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