Sustainability round-up: October 05
This week’s sustainability round-up features Brisbane’s tree-planting plans ahead of the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the IOC’s inaugural winners of the Climate Action Awards, an expanded partnership with McLaren Racing and England Hockey’s brand new five-year strategy.
Brisbane Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner has announced that one million new plants will be introduced to the Australian city ahead of the 2032 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games. The plans are the result of a partnership between Brisbane City Council and Greening Australia, a non-profit environmental enterprise committed to restoring Australia’s diverse landscapes.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has revealed the winners of the inaugural Climate Action Awards, which recognises athletes, International Federations (IFs) and National Olympic Committees (NOCs) that are taking tangible steps to tackle the climate crisis. Athletes such as the USA’s Ben Blankenship, Great Britain’s Marcus Mepstead, Peru’s Paloma Schmidt and the Spanish Olympic Committee were among the winners.
Merchants Fleet, a fleet management company, has expanded its partnership with McLaren Racing to become an official partner of the NEOM McLaren Formula E Team for Season 10 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. Merchants will also maintain its role as an official partner for the NEOM McLaren Extreme E Team within the off-roading Extreme E series.
England Hockey has launched a new five-year strategy dubbed ‘Creating A Future For Our Game Together’. The aim of the strategy is to engage and re-engage with the hockey community to bring new people into the sport, regardless of age, ability and background. The strategy has been built on two years of consultation with stakeholders from across the game and the sporting sector.
Switzerland’s glaciers are melting at a faster rate than ever before, losing 10% of their volume in the last two years. A record volume loss of 6% in 2022 was followed by another 4% reduction this year. Dry winters followed by hot summers were responsible for the rapid melting in each year.