The Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit is mindful of the environment in which it exists and is committed to sustainable initiatives that will actively enhance that environment.
The Circuit is part of the wider Linfox organisation who have established an environmental policy and appointed more than 330 Green Fox Champions throughout the business to guide change and identify opportunities to reduce emissions.
The Green Fox initiative was developed to reduce Linfox’s rate of greenhouse gas emissions by 15% by 2010 based on their 2007 emissions. This was achieved and now the aim is to reduce its rate of greenhouse gas emission from its global operations by 50% by 2015 based on 2006/2007 emission levels.
To assist this goal the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit has undertaken the following initiatives:
Tree planting – plantations are being established at the Circuit that will sequester over 3,300 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions over its lifetime.
The initiative will see 12,500 trees planted over five years. Your organisation can assist with this by contributing financially to the exercise. You will be rewarded with naming rights to a dedicated plantation and the knowledge that you have helped to offset your carbon footprint.
Water Catchments - the Circuit has established onsite water catchments and reticulates all of its non-essential water use for the Circuit.
Effluent treatment - the Circuit has also just completed its connection to the Westernport Water Board’s waste treatment plant. This $300,000 project began July 2009 and means the Circuit is now self sufficient in terms of its effluent disposal.