The tradition of the Christmas festival at Limerick Racecourse is adapting to become more sustainable. For this week’s episode, Live 95’s Nigel Dugdale visited Limerick Racecourse to discover their plans to create the first “Green Racing Festival” in Ireland this Christmas.
About the 100 Million Trees Project
- Racecourse committee members, staff and local volunteers planted native trees and shrubs on a quarter-acre site at the racecourse as part of the 100 Million Trees Project.
- The 100 Million Trees Project is a new national initiative developed by brothers Richard and David Mulcahy, which aims to see the planting of 100 million native Irish trees across the island of Ireland throughout the next decade.
- It is a community-driven initiative to reverse the immense environmental damage caused by the reduction of forests worldwide and the loss of huge areas of biodiversity.
Some of the measures adopted to this festival to become more sustainable…
- Racecourse management is setting new recycling targets for the reduction of general waste.
- The festival will use a Zero Emissions Electric bin truck for the festival.
- New LED lights have been installed on the driveway, parade ring, car park and tote hall.
- New hand dryers have replaced paper towels.
- The track is using irrigation from the racecourse pond.
- A new gardening programme has been put in place to attract pollinators.
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