Mondello Park Sustainability - Mondello Park

Sustainability At Mondello Park

At Mondello Park, sustainability is at the heart of everything we do. We believe that as a responsible venue, we have a duty to protect the environment and reduce our carbon footprint. To achieve this, we have implemented various initiatives to make a positive change, such as investing in Electric Vehicle Charge Points, using Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) and setting plans to go Going Carbon Neutral by 2030.

However, we cannot do it alone. We urge all our visitors to join us on this journey towards a sustainable future by adopting eco-friendly practices. Together, we can make a difference and ensure that Mondello Park remains a beacon of sustainability in the community. Here are some of the things we are doing in Mondello to make a positive change:

Towards a Greener Future with Mondello Park

We are proud to announce our initiative aimed at reducing our carbon footprint through the installation of solar panels. This initiative involves the installation of a solar panel system that amounts to a size of 108.5kWp. The infrastructure is placed across the park, including a 35kWp system at the Martin Birrane Collection (Mondello Museum) and a 73.5kWp system at our Hospitality Suites. These solar panels are predicted to yield 74,883Kg of CO2 annually*. Over the typical lifespan of solar panels (up to 30 years), these savings are expected to multiply, making a substantial long-term impact. The environmental impact of Mondello Park’s carbon footprint reduction is equivalent to planting 3,404 trees.

*This figure was calculated using the standard formula for carbon footprint: Total CO2 Emissions (Kg/year) = Energy Consumption (kWh/year) x Emission Factor. Based off 88,096kW/year and 0.85 emission factor.

Electric Vehicle Charge Points

As part of our efforts to reduce our carbon footprint and encourage the use of electric vehicles (EVs), we have recently installed four 22Kw charge points next to our museum building.

These charging points are designed to provide a convenient and reliable source of power for EVs and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), including our Opel electric cars. We believe that by providing such facilities, we are not only promoting sustainable transportation but also making it easier and more accessible for people to transition to EVs.

Our Opel electric cars are fully electric, with zero emissions. By providing charging points for our Opel electric cars, we can ensure that they are always charged and ready for use, offering a hassle-free and sustainable transportation solution.

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.

Because LPG burns cleaner than petrol, resulting in fewer particulate emissions, it contributes to better air quality, which is good news for our colleagues, clients, neighbors, and the wildlife in the area. Furthermore, LPG is non-toxic, non-corrosive, and free of tetra-ethyl lead and additives, making it a more environmentally friendly and sustainable fuel choice.

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.

By planting forests in Ireland, Forestry Partners provides permanent and verifiable carbon offsets, while also restoring our native woodlands and promoting biodiversity. This allows us to mitigate our carbon emissions and make a positive impact on the environment.

BeeBombs & BeeHotels

For centuries, seedballs or seedbombs have been utilised as a natural farming technique. These methods were “re-discovered” by Masanobu Fukuoka, a renowned Japanese government plant scientist who is widely regarded as the forefather of modern natural farming techniques. Fukuoka was also an inspirational writer and philosopher on the subject of natural farming.

At Mondello Park, we’ve been using Beebombs, which is recognised as the most effective and ethical process for making seedballs. By following this method, we are able to promote natural farming techniques and support biodiversity while also providing a simple and easy way for people to grow wildflowers and help restore the natural habitat of bees and other pollinators.

Through our use of the Fukuoka method, we aim to contribute to a more sustainable and environmentally friendly approach to farming and gardening, and we encourage others to join us in supporting natural farming techniques and the preservation of our natural environment.


At Mondello Park, we are committed to promoting sustainable practices and reducing our environmental impact. To this end, we have intensified our efforts to implement comprehensive recycling programs throughout the venue. We recognise that we have a responsibility to lead by example.

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.


Mondello Park is proud to announce our partnership with Naaspoint, a local organization dedicated to helping the homeless and those who are vulnerable and disadvantaged in our community.

As a venue that caters to tens of thousands of people each year through our Driver Thrills, corporate days, races, and events, we often find ourselves with surplus food. Rather than waste this valuable resource, we are committed to donating all residual catering from these events to Naaspoint, where it will be put to good use to support those in need.

Through our partnership with Naaspoint, we hope to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those who are struggling in our community. We believe that it is our responsibility to use our resources in a way that supports the wellbeing of all members of our community, and we are proud to work with Naaspoint towards this shared goal.


At Mondello Park, we recognize that our efforts to promote sustainability and reduce our environmental impact are only as effective as the actions of our users and stakeholders. That’s why we believe that education and engagement are critical components of our sustainability strategy.

To this end, we have taken several steps to raise awareness and encourage sustainable practices among our visitors and participants. In 2020, we worked with our partners at AES to install new signage around the venue, highlighting our commitment to sustainability and promoting eco-friendly behaviors.

We also make a concerted effort to communicate our sustainability policy and action points to all participants in our races and events. By including this information in our race regulations, we hope to raise awareness and encourage everyone who visits Mondello Park to join us in our efforts to promote sustainability and protect the environment.

Through these initiatives, we aim to engage our users and stakeholders and foster a culture of sustainability that extends beyond our venue and into the wider community.