Creating A Sustainable Future For Equestrian Sport
Wellington International is pleased to announce a newly created focus on sustainability at the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF). We are proud to introduce a new partnership with Megan Fellows of Carbon Hoofprint to lead the charge as WEF’s new Sustainability Advisor. Together, Megan and WEF will develop a shared vision to make the world-class facility and organization an industry leader in environmental initiatives.
As one of the largest equestrian competitions in the world, Wellington International is seizing the role to reinvent the sport with a dedicated company-wide commitment to impactful green initiatives and positive change for the local community and beyond. Our main focus areas are renewable energy, recycling, water and waste.
We know this is a topic of importance for our competitors and community. We look forward to sharing updates with you as we transition toward a more sustainable venue and organization!
As we look to the future, we will be focusing on:
- Energy efficiency & renewable energy
- Using manure disposal to regenerate energy
- Incorporating sustainable products in catering & dining
- Waste and recycling options at our facility
- Sustainable solutions for our digital and print shops
- Efficient lighting alternatives
- Water re-usage
Wellington International is proud to host an amazing group of local and global environmental organizations at the venue as a way for WEF to give back and have the incredible equestrian community learn more about sustainable causes near where we live and find out ways we can help.
Brought to you by Wellington International in collaboration with Carbon Hoofprint, we are excited to bring you “Sustainability Saturdays” as a series of educational and interactive displays on-site at a dedicated booth each Saturday, starting on Week 5 and running through Week 12. In collaboration with these organizations, we aim to instill sustainable awareness in our community and provide education and inspiration for the next generation on these important topics.
Join us at the booth on Saturdays during WEF's Weeks 5 through 12!
Resource Depot Recycling & Reuse of Sponsorship Signage
We are extremely proud to showcase all of our amazing sponsors, but these banners and signs you see around the show typically go to waste. As part of a new program, used sponsorship banners and signage is now being donated for creative reuse by local schools and artists in collaboration with Resource Depot. For over 23 years, Resource Depot's center for creative reuse has turned waste into artistic wonder by collecting and distributing excess materials to the benefit of classrooms, summer camps, art studios, and most importantly, the environment.
Want to know how you can support or help? We are actively seeking solutions and we would love to hear from you!