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  • Writer's pictureGill Kelley

Wimbledon - a sustainable approach

After our last Climate Cafe meeting, and lots of conversation about spreading messages as wide as possible, I was interested to see an interview with the Head of Sustainability at Wimbledon, who says -

"Our aim is to have and advocate for a positive environmental impact. We will do this by:

  • Reducing emissions from our operations to ‘net zero’ by 2030

  • Being a resource-efficient organisation by 2030

  • Contributing to a ‘net gain’ in biodiversity by 2030

  • Using our influence to inspire wider action"

That final goal says it all - 'use influence to inspire wider action'.

There is so much on their website about what they are planning and when (Read more here).

I love watching Wimbledon, and now can do so with a Hummingbird smile on my face. Some of my highlights are -

  • Using renewable electricity to power their operations

  • Low carbon options on menus for all guests

  • Balancing emissions from travel by contributing to carbon compensation schemes

  • Increasing reuse of materials, and recycling

  • Reusable cups, and water fountains for visitors who are encouraged to use refillable bottles

  • A 'living wall' to encourage pollinators

  • Supporting local environmental initiatives

I could go on and on...

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