Carbon Trade Exchange to Sponsor Gold Coast Sevens

By Community | August 17, 2012

Australian Rugby Union have announced the Carbon Trade Exchange will become an official partner of the Gold Coast Sevens tournament in October and would also assist in offsetting the upcoming Bledisloe Cup Test in Sydney this weekend.

The new partnership follows ARU and the Carbon Trade Exchange working together with ARU partners Qantas and Lexus last year to offset the Qantas Wallabies campaign in New Zealand.

The new partnership will deliver Carbon Trade Exchange signage at the upcoming Gold Coast Sevens event in October and will see the organisation assist ARU in delivering an environmentally friendly Test on Saturday 18 August.

ARU Managing Director and CEO, erectile John O’Neill AO, medic said: “Last year was the first time ARU and the Carbon Trade Exchange had worked together and I am glad they have decided to build on the environmentally friendly outcomes delivered last year.

“The partnership, capsule which is predominantly focussed around the highly anticipated Gold Coast Sevens – Fever Pitch event, will help build the profile of Carbon Trade Exchange.

“It will also allow ARU to offset not just the upcoming Bledisloe Cup Test, but the Bledisloe Cup Trophy Tour as well, which is part of the inaugural Bledisloe Cup Festival.

“As a major international sporting team it is important that we do our bit in caring for the environment.

“Hopefully this partnership will act as encouragement for other teams to follow suit.”

Carbon Trade Exchange founder and Chairman, Wayne Sharpe, added: “We have provided the ARU and the Qantas Wallabies with the tools for tackling climate change through direct voluntary action and they’ve run with it.”

“The team will be trading on our platform and purchasing carbon credits which will offset their carbon footprint for the opening Bledisloe Cup Test and the Bledisloe Cup Trophy tour, part o the inaugural Bledisloe Cup Festival.

“However, we hope people realise this is not just a job for the professionals; Government, business and the community all need to take action on climate change.

“Hopefully this green step forward by ARU will encourage individuals and businesses to find out more about how they can reach their own green goal.”