Sustainability

Mondello Park is passionate about creating a sustainable venue. We would ask that all visitors to Mondello Park help us on our journey. Whether you ar competing, or just here for a fun day out, your help makes a huge difference. Here are some of the things we are doing in Mondello to make a positive change.

Electric Vehicle Charge Points

We have installed four 22Kw charge points next to our museum building. The charging points are for use by our clients and by the general public.

Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG)

In order to reduce our carbon emissions, we have converted many of our Mondello Park fleet vehicles to run on LPG, without a reduction in power. Because of the high engine load of our fleet vehicles, the reduction in greenhouse gas emission is significant. While we know this doesn’t reduce our carbon emissions to zero, it should result in better air quality; LPG burns cleaner than petrol therefore the emission of particulates is very low, and it is non-toxic, non-corrosive and free of tetra-ethyl lead and additives. This is good news for our colleagues, clients, neighbours and the wildlife in the area.

Going Carbon Neutral

We have teamed up with Go Carbon Neutral. which facilitates the business community to support Ireland’s progress towards a low-carbon future. Having had our fuel use measured in Mondello Park we know what our carbon emission levels are. By way of mitigation, we have committed to plant native Irish woodland through Forestry Partners, a social enterprise dedicated to fighting climate change. Forestry Partners plants forests in Ireland that provide permanent, verifiable carbon offsets, while restoring our native woodlands and fostering biodiversity. The first 40-acre site will be planted in November 2020 in Co. Roscommon.

Removing of Single-use Plastic

We have stopped purchasing single-use plastic items. This includes everything we order for our office, as well as what is traditionally consumed in the bar and restaurant facilities. As old stock is used up it will be replaced with compostable or recyclable materials.

Recycling

We have doubled our efforts to ensure Mondello Park is recycling across all aspects of the venue. We are determined to lead by example, and we are urging visitors and competitors to assist us in ensuring the longevity of the sport we love by minimising its impact on the planet. We work closely with our partners AES.

Education

We realise that, because we are a venue, there is only so much we can do and that educating and bringing along our various users and stakeholders is a critical part of our strategy.
To this end, 2020 has seen new signage erected around Mondello Park, kindly provided by AES. We send sustainable action points out with race regulations to all participants reinforcing our sustainability policy.