As many of you are aware, the 2011-2012 America’s Cup World Series concludes in Newport this Sunday. One hallmark of the America’s Cup is its commitment to sustainability. Recognizing the link between the health of our oceans and their sport, the America’s Cup Event Authority develops a sustainability plan for each event to ensure they achieve their goals of energy conservation, environmental education and awareness, waste reduction, and resource efficiency.
Visit their sustainability page for more information.
Event organizers in Newport recently got in on the act by planting a rain garden at Fort Adams State Park. The rain garden will treat runoff from the parking lot at Fort Adams and is a collaboration between the event hosts, RIDEM, and the group Sailors for the Sea.
– Brandon Blanchard