Lions Cricket Unions aims to be a purpose-driven entity that creates sustainable and long-term value for our stakeholders. To do this, we must prioritise people, planet and returns.
We continue to invest and refine our strategies, plans and practices across our entire value chain to create an inclusive sustainable and eco-friendly environment.
Society increasingly expects organisations to participate in a circular economy that limits environmental and climate change impacts and uses resources efficiently to minimise waste.
Our approach is on adopting the highest environmental standards in all areas of our operations, by meeting and exceeding all relevant legislative requirements and assessing our organisational activities and identifying areas where we can minimise our impacts. We research new and emerging technologies related to energy, water and waste efficiencies.
There is still significant scope for improvement in our environmental performance and this will continue to be a focus going forward.
Our key areas of focus are:
- Reducing our carbon footprint by becoming more fuel and electricity efficient.
- Reducing our water consumption.
- Managing hazardous chemicals and waste responsibly.
Reducing our carbon footprint by becoming more fuel and electricity efficient.
Going Green for the stadium means helping to protect the environment and sustain its natural resources for current and future generations.
As stadium management, it is imperative to utilise more environmentally and ecologically friendly practices to sustain future generations”
Everything we can do as society to help our country and planet, we must. It is our collective responsibility as sport and business to find innovative ways to protect our planet and we are very proud of this partnership with the Imperial SolarSaver Group and to be the leading stadium in the country to explore this space.
Water Retention Plans
All storm water drains are designed in such a way that all water run – off flows into a reservoir behind the Centenary stand on the Wanderers Golf Course.
There is also a borehole which feeds the reservoir, it is situated behind the Memorial stand and when the water level drops below a certain point, the borehole pump switches on and pumps the required amount of water into the reservoir.
There is a pump station situated at the reservoir, with a variable speed drive booster pump that feeds the irrigation system.
The world renowned Shelton drainage system has been installed on the outfield, which comprises of a ring drain on the outer edge of the field which also feeds into the reservoir.
Whenever the ground is irrigated, any excess water is removed through the drainage system and into the reservoir, essentially recycling water over and over again.