Sustainability round-up: November 30
This week’s sustainability round-up features news on the IndyCar Race Weekend at Iowa Speedway’s environmental award win, while AS Roma has continued its collaboration with UEFA to develop an eco-friendly strategy. Elsewhere, the Rajasthan Royals has kept Luminous as its shirt sponsor, and ukactive has launched a new programme to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
This year’s IndyCar Race Weekend at Iowa Speedway from July 21-23 has been presented with the Gold certification by the Council of Responsible Sport. It is the first event in the state to achieve the award, courtesy of the implementation of a broad recycling and waste diversion programme that helped it become the most sustainable edition in the race’s 16-year history.
Roma has extended its environmental partnership with UEFA to develop the 2030 Strength through Unity football sustainability strategy. It comes after a survey found that 27,000 Roma fans felt sustainability should be integrated into the club’s core operations alongside community and future generations.
The Rajasthan Royals cricket team has extended its deal with Luminous Power Technologies as the side’s title sponsor for the next two seasons. This will see the brand continue to feature on the team’s official matchday jersey and training kits. The Royals claim to be embarking on future joint sustainability initiatives to drive community impact, such as providing access to solar energy.
A new programme, Sustainable Futures, designed to support the physical activity sector’s transition to net zero has been launched by ukactive. It is focused on providing educational resources and tools to support ukactive members make informed decisions that will reduce their carbon footprint and energy costs.