LimeLight commits to carbon neutral events by 2023

LimeLight Sports Group (LSG) is to make all its sports events carbon neutral by 2023.

The group will measure, analyse, and develop important partnerships with the aim of reducing its events’ climate impact on the environment.

Results from a survey conducted with LSG members in May 2022 show that:

  • 80 per cent think about their personal impact on the environment
  • 71 per cent are interested in tracking their carbon footprint

In response to these findings, LSG has taken action, by making a promise to be carbon neutral at all LimeLight Sports Club-owned events by 2023.

As a result, LSG has partnered with Carbon Char Store in an industry-first collaboration. This partnership will neutralise the LSG carbon footprint through measured and verified carbon removal at Etape Caledonia, Hackney Moves, Blenheim Palace Triathlon, ASICS London 10K, London Triathlon, London Duathlon, and Oxford Half.

The carbon capture process is achieved by turning non-recyclable waste into clean, renewable, and sustainable energy resources. This creates a co-product called char, which is up to 95 per cent pure carbon. Char is stable and won’t return to CO2 quickly, so it’s bound into building materials – like concrete and asphalt – to keep carbon out of the atmosphere for hundreds of years.

Gemma Marks, LimeLight Sports Group sustainability lead, said: “As part of our continued commitment to being leaders in sustainable sports operations, we’re beyond excited to partner with Carbon Char Store in an industry-first collaboration that will see the LSC events become carbon-neutral. We believe in the power of sport to influence behaviours, inspire change and impact social communities – we’re proud to commit to these targets and pave the way for measurable environmental impact.”