Wimbledon highlights initiatives for Environment Positive 2030 goal
The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) has announced its arrangements for the 136th hosting of The Championships in July, with a focus on environmental sustainability.
Organisers of the tennis competition have introduced a number of initiatives to help achieve Wimbledon’s goal of becoming Environment Positive by 2030. Working together with official partner, water brand Evian, there is set to be a pilot for an on-court refillable solution to offer water to players.
The players will also be given a reusable bottle to refill during their time at Wimbledon.
Around the Grounds, AELTC has connected its renewable electricity supply to facilities in The Queue, which means that the use of generators can be phased out more quickly.
All food menus for guest groups will have low CO2 dishes, meaning guests can also help make environment-positive choices. The Club is also set to host its Environment Positive Panel on the first Thursday, July 6.
Ahead of Wimbledon this summer, Chairman of the All England Club Ian Hewitt, said: “We look forward with real excitement to The Championships and are pleased that early indications are of very strong interest in attending Wimbledon this year.
“Our Wimbledon Public Ballot received an unprecedented number of applications and following difficulties with international travel during the last two years, we are seeing renewed levels of interest from overseas applicants.”