Chelmsford City Racecourse is committed to becoming a more sustainable business and having a positive long term impact on our surrounding environment. The racecourse owns and manages an estate of 385 acres with protected woodland, lagoons and former farmland and takes pride in its duties of preservation.
We are always open to new suggestions from our guests and local community on how we can continue lowering our carbon footprint.
Some of the Steps We Are Taking
All raceday manure to be used for farming by 2022
A 95% reduction in single use plastics in 2021
Introduction of electric utility vehicles on site
Planting one acre of new woodland as a part of the Queen’s Green Canopy programme
50% of fertilisers now organic
No more paper tickets
Event Cup Solutions
In 2019 Chelmsford City Racecourse used more than 500,000 plastic cups for its events, the majority of which made their way to landfill. This shocking figure led the racecourse to take action and find a more sustainable alternative.
In anticipation for reopening its doors in July 2021, the racecourse partnered with Event Cup Solutions with the ambition to remove the majority of single use plastics from the venue as it had with straws in 2018.
The introduction of more durable and reusable polycarbonate glasses has allowed the racecourse to significantly reduce its waste on racedays and events. The cups are used by racegoers, transported to one of Event Cup Solutions distribution centres and can be washed and used more than 500 times before being melted down and beginning this lifecycle all over again.
To learn more about Event Cup Solutions, please click here.
Chelmsford City Racecourse is keen to work alongside brands who share its values and passion to be more sustainable.
The foundation of our recent partnership with Louis Roederer is our commitments of both protecting the environment they operate in.
Louis Roederer leads the way in sustainability amongst the world’s leading champagne houses, with a conversion to organic and biodynamic vineyards, the first to do so. More than 50% of Louis Roederer’s wines are now organic with the aspiration to reach 100%.
Alongside this traditional methods such as tilling the soil with horses instead of machinery are maintained when producing this wonderful champagne.