Fight for Green: Team NetApp offsets its CO2 emissions at the Giro d’Italia
Team NetApp will be competing in its first Giro d’Italia with net zero carbon emissions. The logistics of participating in a Grand Tour produce 30 tons of CO2 emissions for a cycling team alone. While the pro riders race for 3,500 kilometers, support vehicles often cover twice that distance. In order to reduce the climatic consequences of this, the team will offset its CO2 emissions.
“Cycling is a green sport. We don’t ride in sterile arenas. We ride in the middle of nature. And the Giro d’Italia takes us through beautiful countryside. We should therefore keep our impact on the environment as low as possible. I’d rather have our team leave its footprint in terms of the athletic competition,” said Ralph Denk, Team NetApp Team Manager, explaining the project.
Team NetApp will compensate for the emissions of the entire fleet of vehicles and the team's transfer trips during the Giro d’Italia with the climate certificate.
“Because we’re a small team, we have a relatively small fleet. We travel in an energy-efficient way whenever we leave home to this extent. But if we can improve even further, then of course it’s our responsibility to do so,” Ralph Denk added.
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