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[Ecology] Fossil fuel polluters are the new tobacco

New study calls to end hundreds of high-carbon deals in sports sponsorship. At the 2021 Australian Open tennis championships the prominent courtside sponsors included a fossil fuel company, an airline and a car maker. Sponsorship of sport by major, high-carbon polluters has replaced once common and now disgraced deals with tobacco companies. Sport used to rely heavily on tobacco sponsorship until the importance of public health overcame vested interests and largely ended the practice. In 1990 more than 20 different televised sports were sponsored by cigarette brands in the United States alone, and a single tobacco company, RJ Reynolds, admitted in 1994 to sponsoring 2,736 separate sporting events in a year. As a child Andrew used to sit watching county cricket matches in England sponsored by the cigarette company Benson & Hedges. At the time, smoking’s health impacts were well known - just as today the climate science is we'll established - but tobacco sponsorship was still wid

[Sports] Vegan Athlete Hopes To Inspire Women And ‘Redefine Society’

  Kate Strong, a vegan athlete and entrepreneur, is attempting to beat a triple world record on a static bike in her latest sporting challenge. The records she intends to smash are the farthest distances covered in one hour, 12 hours, and 24 hours. A world record for female cycling within the 24 hour period doesn’t currently exist. At 42-years-old, the TEDx speaker and consultant only began sporting training in her early 30’s. Despite this, within two years she was crowned long-distance triathlon world champion – all whilst on a vegan diet. Continue Do What You Want, And Get Away With It: Kate Strong at TEDxBMIHMS