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Croke Park - The World's First Green Stadium

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Replying To GreenandRed:  "At least they didn't leave the chips on the ground or the seats. Probably deciding are chips with salt and ketchup good for composting. The age old dilemma!"
Well the green bin was for hard plastics, etc. The brown bin was for food waste!

ExiledInWex (Dublin) - Posts: 1231 - 27/02/2024 11:11:00    2528570

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Replying To omahant:  "The endorsement is the most internationally recognised Environmental Standard ISO 14001.

From 10 million watts of power it generates on a solar farm in North County Dublin, ot the 900 cubic metres of water it will collect at its harvesting facility at the old handball alley at Croke Park, the GAA is well on its way to net zero emissions by 2050.

https://www.irishexaminer.com/sport/business-of-sport/arid-41336824.html"
great to see the GAA lead by example

drivetime (Longford) - Posts: 5 - 27/02/2024 11:56:42    2528587

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Replying To ExiledInWex:  "Well the green bin was for hard plastics, etc. The brown bin was for food waste!"
Sure I'm still not convinced that used paper towels are compostable!

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 7522 - 27/02/2024 13:29:58    2528615

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Replying To zinny:  "In the wider scheme of things using public transport is far better then cars the problem is that we spent billions on roads and sweet nothing on building an efficient public transport system - everyone wanted their car and their motorway. Croke Park cannot be blamed for choices of others. Each organization and individual have to make their own choices - the excuse that as an individual your contribution wouldn't make a difference is a cop out for not taking responsibility for the problems that you have created. There are big problems that need to be solved but it starts with individuals taking personal responsibility and then creating the change the whole way up along the line."
Would part of that change involve forgoing travel and watching the games at home?

Galway9801 (Galway) - Posts: 1873 - 27/02/2024 19:19:14    2528717

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Replying To Galway9801:  "Would part of that change involve forgoing travel and watching the games at home?"
No it doesn't mean that - what it means is that if you are going you reduce as much as possible the impact - which would be for a start taking public transport or a bus. At least Croke Park is making the effort to eliminate the impact of hosting the games - I am sure there is more they can do but most of the rest is now up to you.
Its like the recycle bins - what do more to people need - the bins are there and its the responsibility of each individual to use them correctly.

zinny (Wexford) - Posts: 1826 - 28/02/2024 03:49:16    2528754

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They'll probably up the ticket prices because of it, like our government when it comes to green charges

DuhallowRed (Cork) - Posts: 281 - 29/02/2024 11:28:53    2528912

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