Sailing is a sustainable sport relying on the energy of natural resources. World class athletes are developing their skills by taking on the elements of nature and connecting with the environment. While sailing is generally perceived as a “clean” sport, there are still many areas where the impact on the environment can be minimised.
Perth 2011, as event organisers and leaders in the sport, intends to set an example of sustainable practice and to encourage the community to be accountable for the impact each individual has on the environment. To raise environmental awareness Perth 2011 has designed an Environmental and Sustainability Programme which covers six essential elements: energy, climate change, social, water, ocean and recycling. This programme allows corporate brands the opportunity to partner with Perth 2011 to implement any number of these six essential elements in close association with the local community.
As part of this commitment to the environment, Perth 2011 is also working with Carbon Conscious to offset carbon emissions. Mallee Eucalypt trees will be planted in Australia’s wheat belt region to gain carbon credits and offset emission intensive elements of the event. Nations and athletes travelling to Perth to compete in the World Championships have the opportunity to donate or purchase trees to contribute to the Perth 2011 initiative.
Carbon Conscious is helping business and individuals give something back to the environment by offering a way to calculate the emissions they create through an activity or practice. Click here to visit the Carbon Calculator and see how you can offset your emissions.
To become involved and find out more information about the six different approaches to the Perth 2011 Environment and Sustainability Programme call Julie Kiely on 08 9335 2688.