Sustainability round-up: November 16
This week’s sustainability round-up highlights Twickenham Stadium’s latest eco accreditation, the League of Ireland’s extended sponsorship deal and Sport Wales’ new platform for clubs and organisations.
Twickenham Stadium has been awarded the Gold Standard accreditation from ECOsmart in recognition of its sustainability efforts. The venue was praised for its commitment to sustainable event food, shown by its “zero waste to landfill” policy which has been in place for the last eight years.
The League of Ireland has extended its partnership with SSE Airtricity as the principal partner of all three of its senior divisions. The electricity and gas supplier has been a partner of the football league since 2010 and is due to introduce an array of developmental programmes. These will focus on promoting sustainability, inclusion and diversity within the League’s operations.
Sport Wales has helped to develop a new online platform designed to aid clubs and organisations to reduce their environmental impact. The Sport Environment and Climate Coalition Resource Hub, which is available in Welsh and English, includes videos, articles, and guides to support sustainability efforts across the country. It is aimed to contribute to the Welsh government’s goal to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2030.