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This week: NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins, Major League Soccer

April 04 2024 - News Release News Editorial

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This week: NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins, Major League Soccer

Last week, the National Hockey League’s (NHL) Pittsburgh Penguins held a ‘Penguins Pledge Night’, a game against the Columbus Blue Jackets at PPG Paints Arena that highlighted sustainability. Launched in 2023, the Penguins Pledge is a sustainability initiative that commits the team to improve all efforts of social, economic and environmental sustainability. The Penguins went on to lose the match 4-3.

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LA Galaxy’s Dignity Health Sports Park has delivered more than 954,000 miles to electric vehicle drivers, thanks to Volta’s EV charging stations at the stadium. Volta Charging operates 12 charging stations at the venue, as part of the Major League Soccer (MLS) club’s ‘Protect the Pitch’ programme.

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Elsewhere in MLS, car manufacturer Audi and sports content platform  The Players’ Tribune, will highlight players’ excellence in the community through a Celebrating Impact content series. Additionally, the efforts of MLS players will drive funding for organisations close to players, with the Audi Goals Drive Progress scheme. For each player spotlighted in the content series, Audi will make a $40,000 contribution to the chosen organisations.

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Motorcycle rider and Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) Sustainability Ambassador Alex Salvini has inaugurated his Enduro Academy in a technical partnership with FIM Ride Green. Since 2013, Salvini has led multiple KiSS (Keep it Shiny and Sustainable) programmes. After retiring as a professional rider, Salvini has expressed his passion for working towards the sport’s sustainability.

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With over 450,000 Formula 1 fans descending on Melbourne’s Albert Park for the recent Australian Grand Prix, organisers focused on sustainability with a number of initiatives. These included a deposit scheme to inspire recycling, a closed-loop reusable system to eliminate single-use plastic, and providing a coffee ground collection service, to name just a few.

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Image: Keith Allison/CC BY-SA 2.0

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