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Billabong Pro JBay goes Green!
« on: July 14, 2009, 09:21:55 PM »
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  • Check it out! Nicely done, Billabong!

    http://www.billabongpro.com/jbay09/backstage.php?rBack=bs02

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    Billabong Pro Goes Green
     
    Climate change
    is happening, and it will affect each and every one of us.

    In particular climate change  will reshape coastal areas through rising sea levels, change water quality and potentially destroy many coral reefs.


    As
    concerned surfers Billabong will be hosting the JBay Pro as a green event to emphasize the importance of sustainability and to help surfers worldwide understand why we all need to start taking action on climate change.

    Billabong and partners
    Cleaner Climate have conducted a carbon footprint assessment of the 2009 JBay Pro to work out the greenhouse gas emissions that are associated with hosting the event and implemented a series of sustainable practices that we hope to replicate in future events.

    Recycling of all waste is conducted by EnviroMan. All content of the bins are sorted into plastics, glass, cans, cardboard and white paper and then sent off to their respective recycling depots.


    The carbon footprint assessment of the 2009 Jeffreys Bay Billabong Pro has been conducted according to
    global best practice, and includes emissions arising from energy used at the event, waste, paper use, event collateral, and competitor and official's international and domestic travel, accommodation and transport. Once the emissions were reduced where possible via the Billabong Pro green event initiatives, the remaining emissions were offset by carbon credits.
     

       Solor heated showers for the surfers

        Signage to protect the dunes & recycling bins provided around the event site
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