The World Games 2022 to Reduce Carbon Impact with Renewable Energy Certificates
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, USA –The World Games 2022, which begin in Birmingham on Thursday, July 7, has purchased solar renewable energy certificates to reduce the event’s carbon impact.
The renewable energy certificates (RECs) supporting The World Games 2022 represent 2 million kilowatt-hours of carbon-free energy produced at Alabama Power’s solar facility at the Anniston Army Depot.
“As The World Games begin in Birmingham this week, we are pleased to announce that renewable energy certificates are among the ways we are ensuring this event achieves its sustainability goals, while also supporting renewable resources right here in Alabama,” said Nick Sellers, CEO of The World Games 2022.
The Rotaract Club of Birmingham is a proud supporter of The World Games 2022, and a donation from the Rotaract Club of Birmingham Foundation supported the purchase of the RECs.
“Protecting the environment is a focus area of the Rotaract Club of Birmingham Foundation and our members. We are excited to partner with The World Games 2022 to fund sustainability efforts to help reduce the event’s carbon impact,” said Michael Stone, Rotaract Club of Birmingham Foundation Chair. “We hope that through The World Games initiatives, visitors will leave Birmingham knowing that our community, and particularly our young professional members, are committed to supporting activities that promote environmental sustainability.”
“As the Sustainability Sponsor of The World Games 2022, we are very excited to announce this creative partnership to support the games with renewable energy certificates from resources in our state,” said Vulcan Materials Company’s Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Denson Franklin III. “We believe that responsible, sustainable operations drive long-term, positive impact for our environment and our communities.”
“Alabama Power is thrilled to partner with The World Games 2022, Vulcan Materials, the young professionals of Rotaract and others to help support this global event’s sustainability goals,” said Tony Smoke, Alabama Power senior vice president of Marketing and Economic Development. “Renewable energy certificates are a budget-friendly option that more and more of all types of customers are using to illustrate their commitment to clean energy.”
To learn more about Alabama Power and renewable energy, the company’s Greener State RECs program, and the company’s broader sustainability initiatives, click here.
To learn more about Vulcan Materials Company’s commitment to environmental stewardship, click here.
To learn more about the Rotaract Club of Birmingham’s impact in the community, click here.
For more information about The World Games 2022, visit twg2022.com.
The World Games 2022 will kick off with its Opening Ceremony, presented by Alabama Power, on July 7 at 8 p.m. CT.