Sunshine Coast Lightning, in partnership with Sunshine Coast Regional Council, has launched an exciting sustainability initiative powered by the Suncorp Super Shot.

For every Suncorp Super Shot scored by Lightning at UniSC Arena in 2024, 1m2 of forest will be restored by planting trees in Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast — restoring biodiversity by creating habitat for native wildlife including koalas, carpenter bees and endangered frogs.

This is just one way Lightning and Council are working together to achieve more sustainable outcomes at Lightning home games in 2024 and beyond.

Lightning is encouraging Members and fans attending game days in 2024 to be more sustainable by:

  • ensuring your ticket is available on your phone rather than printing
  • bringing a re-usable water bottle (please note: glass bottles are not allowed inside UniSC Arena)
  • placing any unwanted posters in the yellow recycling bins when exiting the stadium
  • taking note of the appropriate rubbish bins to help us recycle, re-use and reduce
  • depositing any empty bottles or cans in the Containers for Change bins.

All containers donated will go towards funding regenerating native vegetation in Caloundra, meaning the ecosystem and biodiversity of the site will be restored.

To reduce waste of promotional materials, giveaways by Lightning and its partners will be designed for multi-use, so patrons are encouraged to bring back and re-use at every game this season.

In Lightning’s Strike Zone, all food and drink vendors will use biodegradable serving ware, and single-use plastic water bottles will not be available to purchase.

Storm Group CEO, Justin Rodski said it was exciting to partner with Sunshine Coast Council to achieve more sustainable outcomes at Lightning home games.

“It’s fantastic to join forces with Council to launch this exciting sustainability initiative that is sure to get our community engaged,” he said.

“Our Members and fans will feel a real sense of involvement coming to our games throughout the season, and I know they will be cheering on our talented athletes to sink more super shots thanks to this initiative.

“There are also a number of ways patrons can work with us to achieve a more sustainable game day, which is something we know the Sunshine Coast community won’t hesitate to get on board with.”

Restored forest so far in 2024: 14m2

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