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Wimbledon crowned its new champions over the weekend (congrats to all the winners), but the biggest winner overall was conservation. This year, the tournament went all in on sustainability — from donating all the 53,000 used tennis balls to schools and selling them with player signatures rather than throwing them away, to strongly encouraging the use of public transport to reach the matches (80% did), to the unveiling of Evian’s new 100% recyclable water bottle as well as installing 100 free tap water refill points across the grounds, to using 95% recycled water to keep the grass courts green, to running the whole event on renewable energy, and even down to serving vegan strawberries and cream, this year’s tournament was the greenest ever! They even had a “Sustainability Demonstration Space” to inspire guests, with a positive vision of a more sustainable future for the tennis club. We hope other large sporting events will follow their lead!
This past July, all eyes were on Tokyo when over 10,000 Olympians from 206 nations descended on the city to make history. Despite a decrease in carbon emissions due to COVID-19 and fewer traveling spectators, the games still produced 2.3 million tons of CO2. In 2021, The International Olympic Committee (IOC) pledged to reduce […]
Startups across the country are on a mission to provide sustainable food packaging options and close the plastic loop, especially prompted by the pandemic take-out boom. Over 70% of Americans order delivery one to three times a week, creating hundreds of billions of single-use bowls, bags, utensils, and more. But some innovative companies have […]
Five winners have been awarded £1 million each by Prince William’s Earthshot Prize in recognition for their sustainability and conservation efforts. The winners across five categories are: coral-growing and reef-restoring enterprise Coral Vita; the Republic of Costa Rica for its programs in forest restoration; the company Takachar whose technology can turn agricultural waste into sellable […]
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