Kirstin McEvoy, the Jockey Club’s group sustainability and corporate social values manager, is driving home the benefits of simple, common sense actions to save energy and money for the Jockey Club’s 15 racecourses.
McEvoy, the Jockey Club’s group sustainability and corporate social values manager, explains:
Sustainability is about raising awareness with the public and in sport we have an opportunity to make a difference, through the sheer number of people attending.
David Attenborough recently probably achieved in one TV documentary what I and others have been attempting to do for years, but between us we can make sure that plastics don’t finish in the sea.
That’s why plastic straws and stirrers have gone from our courses since 1 June. We haven’t bought any new ones from the end of 2017, and those that remained were gifted for art projects. If people want straws, they will be the biodegradable variety.
In this article, McEvoy describes the group’s Going Green campaign and how she recruits champions from within the organisation to push forward sustainability.