Sebastian Vettel supports the following projects:
• The world’s oceans are the habitat of a highly sensitive flora and fauna. This complex ecosystem, one of the most important bases of human life, is under threat. Therefore, one would think that we understand, value and protect our oceans. But rubbish and toxic wastewater still end up in the sea. The result of which is ecological disasters, such as here in the Sea of Marmara. We urgently need a change of mind, a joint effort to save our planet and thus humanity.
• On Wednesday before travelling to Monza I was really interested to visit the opening of the Climeworks Orca plant in Iceland. Orca is the world’s first and largest climate-positive direct air capture and storage plant. It can capture 4,000 tonnes of CO2 per year from the atmosphere and store it permanently using a natural mineralization process. There is no time to waste and new green technology like this is an important instrument that can help against climate change.
• Sebastian Vettel’s focus on protecting the environment saw him lead a litter picking exercise following today’s British GP. “I think it is important that we all respect the environment and don’t rely on other people to clear up after us. We have to start somewhere and each one of us can make a difference now” said Sebastian.
• Following Sebastian’s litter-picking activities at Silverstone, the next stage in the process was to visit GRUNDON in Slough, one of the UK’s largest Waste Management Facilities. This was an opportunity for Sebastian to see first hand what happens to all the waste we produce. He learned more about the recycling processes for certain materials and was introduced to the incineration for litter that cannot be recycled – an alternative to waste being buried in landfill sites. Sebastian enjoyed a tour of the GRUNDON facility, helped recycle the waste that had been collected from Silverstone, and spent several hours discussing waste management techniques with the staff at the facility.
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• Frutura’s BioBienenApfel society project serves as a measure to create new habitats for bees. One step is the construction of bee hotels, which contribute a great deal to protection. For this reason, Sebastian decided to build a bee hotel together with pupils – in the shape of a Formula 1 racing car.
Climeworks empowers people to reverse climate change by permanently removing carbon dioxide from the air.
One of two things happens to the Climeworks air-captured carbon dioxide: either it is returned to earth, stored safely and permanently away for millions of years, or it is upcycled into climate-friendly products such as carbon-neutral fuels and materials. The Climeworks direct air capture technology runs exclusively on clean energy, and the modular CO2 collectors can be stacked to build machines of any size.
Founded by engineers Christoph Gebald and Jan Wurzbacher, Climeworks strives to inspire 1 billion people to act now and remove carbon dioxide from the air. Together we can build a climate-positive world. Join us!
→ Further information at www.climeworks.com