Four ways Extreme E is leaving a positive legacy in Greenland

Four ways Extreme E is leaving a positive legacy in Greenland

27.08.2021: Ahead of the racing action getting underway in Greenland this weekend (28-29 August), Extreme E has continued its efforts in scientific education and local community Legacy Programmes.


Ahead of the racing action getting underway in Greenland this weekend (28-29 August), Extreme E has continued its efforts in scientific education and local community Legacy Programmes.




Earlier in the week members of the championship’s Scientific Committee, Professors Peter Wadhams, Carlos Duarte and Richard Washington led an expedition to the retreating ice cap to explain to the series’ world-class drivers the devastation the climate crisis is having on this area and the solutions we can all take to limit further damage. Not only that, the drivers also took samples from the ice cap to support Professor Peter Wadhams’ research.



Sara Price, driver for Chip Ganassi Racing said
: "Being on the ice cap was an adventure of a lifetime, to say the least. It was very cold up there and it actually ended up raining while we were there, which is an unfortunate occurrence. Rainfall is only a recent thing on the ice cap, and it's very abnormal because it should be snowing up there. The fact that it's raining is a bad sign for the ice cap and has led to increased melting and a lot of running water. We got to witness that firsthand.



“It was wild to say the least to see it right in front of us; the ice breaking off, the pollution, and the glacier itself melting at a fast rate and causing rivers and ravines and an overall crazy environment. Its rivers of glacier water are melting fast and causing powerful consequences. It was something to see, that's for sure, and definitely made it even more real in our eyes, that global climate change is a real thing."



In every location Extreme E races in, its goal is to work with local community groups to leave a positive, lasting legacy behind, based on specific local needs.



One of the main Legacy Programmes in Greenland is centred around education and supporting local schools. Extreme E has partnered with UNICEF to develop – with support from Professor Richard Washington – educational resources to further the understanding of both teachers and children on climate related issues and the ways in which they can help to address them. These will be taught to the children of Greenland starting from Climate Week in September 2021.



Maliina Abelsen, Head of Programmes, UNICEF Greenland said
: “At UNICEF, we know that climate and environmental shocks are undermining the complete spectrum of children’s rights - from access to clean air, food and safe water; to education, housing, freedom from exploitation, and even their right to survive. Virtually no child’s life will be unaffected.



“Over the years, children and young people have shown us that their incredible knowledge and strength by promoting environmentally sustainable lifestyles and setting an example for their communities. Through education programmes, such as this one, we hope that children and young people can take further leadership in addressing climate-related risks.”



In addition, XITE ENERGY RACING Founder, driver and sustainability pioneer Oliver Bennett, along with eco-smart technology business myenergi, and with the support of Extreme E, has installed a revolutionary solar power set-up. The school is now home to a 5kW ground-mounted solar array with an accompanying 5.2kWh battery storage system, which means the education hub will now run on solar power.  



Headteacher Susanne Andersen said: “
XITE ENERGY RACING’s solar system will introduce renewable energy to our school. It is not just important that we fight climate change here in Greenland but also to teach our pupils about it. I am happy that our students can follow the solar panel energy production on a day-to-day basis.”



It’s not just the drivers having all the racing fun though, Extreme E has worked with The Danish Automobile Sports Federation (DASU), the municipality of Qeqqata and Kalaanni Teknikkimik Ilinniarfik (KTI, the vocational School of Greenland) to present an interdisciplinary project to provide electric go-karts, which were presented to the students this week by legendary drivers Sébastien Loeb, Cristina Gutiérrez, Emma Gilmour, Stéphane Sarrazin and Oliver Bennett.



The purpose of the project is to create a fun and exciting interdisciplinary teaching-programme while sparking Greenlandic youth interest in electric vehicles with the wider purpose of getting more students into vocational education and being able to handle the many EVs in Greenland.



The interdisciplinary teaching-programme uses the fun and motivation from motorsport to focus on Sustainable Development Goals, mathematics, science and sports to achieve these ambitions. The programme has had success for three years in Denmark and an adjusted version will tour Greenland for the years to come.  



Torben Nielsen, Chairman of Tech College Greenland said: “
We see more and more EVs in Greenland, now also in Kangerlussuaq. Tech College Greenland hopes that with the help of Extreme E and DASU, it can attract young people to become EV mechanics.”



The Arctic X Prix racing action gets underway today with Free Practice, followed by Qualifying on Saturday and Semi-Finals and Final on Sunday. A host of global broadcasters alongside Extreme E’s own channels will be airing all the racing. To find out more click here.





Julia Fry- photos Extreme E

Permanent-URL: http://www.automobilsport.com/four-ways-extreme-e-leaving-positive-legacy-greenland---228223.html

27.08.2021 / MaP

More News

How to watch Artic X Prix - livestream schedule and broadcast
26.08.2021
The Arctic X Prix 28-29 August27 August ShakedownIn the UK, the series airs on ITV, Sky Sports, BT Sport and BBC digital channels, plus FOX Sports in the USA, Eurosport across Europe and KNR in Greenland.Livestreams on Youtube schedule more >>
Extreme E’s Arctic X Prix course revealed
26.08.2021
With Extreme E’s Arctic X Prix just two days away, the series is pleased to reveal another exciting course bringing the nine teams and 18 world-class drivers a very new set of challenges across different terrains.The course has been des more >>
Double trouble: Veloce Racing’s biggest-ever weekend to feature non-stop Extreme E and W Series action
26.08.2021
Jamie Chadwick, Bruna Tomaselli, Stéphane Sarrazin and Emma Gilmour gunning for glory in Belgium and Greenland Veloce Racing’s busiest weekend to date is on the horizon (27-29 August) as the London-based squad is set to compete in Extreme E (Kangerlussuaq, Greenland) and W Series (Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium) across three days of non-stop action. more >>
Extreme E and Enel Foundation reveal St. Helena’s first onboard scientific research project
24.08.2021
Extreme E, the electric motorsport series designed to raise climate change awareness, and Enel Foundation, the energy transition think tank, have today confirmed their first joint science research project to take place in the purpose-built science laboratory more >>
ABT CUPRA XE is ready for fresh season start in Greenland
23.08.2021
With Extreme E at the Arctic X PrixThis location is absolutely new territory for all drivers and motorsport fans: in Kangerlussuaq, a small town in Greenland, the all-electric Extreme E series will be holding its next more >>
Royal College of Art and Extreme E announce innovative ocean research partnership
18.08.2021
 The Royal College of Art (RCA) and Extreme E, the off-road electric motorsport series, today announced a partnership that will give students and researchers the data and inspiration they need to develop innovative responses to the climate crisis. more >>
Extreme E confirms five-car Final for Arctic X Prix
17.08.2021
Sporting format updates include: •    Opportunity to progress to the Final from all races•    Five-car final race •    Intermediate classification points awarded after qualify more >>
Veloce Racing’s reserve driver Gilmour steps up to the plate for Arctic X Prix
17.08.2021
New Zealander vows to ‘expect the unexpected’ at unpredictable Extreme E event Veloce Racing has announced that Emma Gilmour will step up from her role as the team’s female reserve driver to fill the boots of Jamie Chadwick in the upcoming Arctic X P more >>
XITE ENERGY RACING brings lasting light to a Greenland school
12.08.2021
•    British Extreme E racer Oli Bennett is leading a life-changing legacy programme in Greenland•    XITE ENERGY RACING and myenergi join forces to deliver solar-power more >>
Extreme E celebrates partnership with UNICEF on International Youth Day
12.08.2021
Extreme E is proud to celebrate International Youth Day through its collaboration with UNICEF as part of the championship’s Legacy Programme around its upcoming Arctic X Prix in Greenland. The collaboration aims to help UNICEF empower young changemakers by reimagining climate education. more >>
Tanner Foust to race for McLaren Extreme E in 2022
11.08.2021
Tanner Foust of the USA, one of the most popular and successful names in world rallycross, will drive for the McLaren Extreme E team next year, McLaren Racing announced today.Tanner is world-renowned as a versatile, multi-tale more >>
Ahead Artic X Prix Greenland - The three explorers
10.08.2021
Extreme E’s Scientific Committee is made up of five world-renowned scientists, three of which – Professors Peter Wadhams, Carlos Duarte and Richard Washington – will be joining the championship in Greenland to conduct scientific research and impart their knowledge on the climate crisis. We caught up with them ahead of the Arctic X Prix. more >>
The highs and lows of the Greenland ice sheet
10.08.2021
Greenland’s ice sheet is one of just two in the world, but sadly due to the climate crisis it is melting at an accelerating rate. Extreme E is shining a spotlight on this globally-significant impact of climate change to highlight what we can do to make a positive difference. more >>
Greenland offering a chance to be at one with nature
06.08.2021
When people think of Greenland, they don’t often consider it as a holiday destination, but the team at Visit Greenland is aiming to dispel that myth and show it off for the magical land it is.SUP w more >>
In conversation with X44's George Imafidon
05.08.2021
From being part of Lewis Hamilton’s X44 team and a Commissioner on The Hamilton Commission, to meeting Prince William, Extreme E catches up with Performance Engineer George Imafidon.The 24-year-old describes himself as a humanitarian engineer, who hope more >>
Life in Greenland
05.08.2021
With Extreme E’s Arctic X Prix in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland just around the corner, the series caught up with locals Johanne Bech and Rakel Olsen about their way of life in the Arctic. Greenlandic life is a mystery to many as it is such a remot more >>
Greenland's flagship broadcaster to air Extreme E's motorsport world first
05.08.2021
Groundbreaking off-road electric racing championship, Extreme E, has confirmed today that Greenland’s flagship national television broadcaster, KNR (Kalaallit Nunaata Radioa), will air the championship’s Arctic X Prix live on its digital, terrestrial and cable television channels. more >>
St. Helena's arrival in Kangerlussuaq kicks off Arctic X Prix countdown
02.08.2021
Extreme E’s floating centrepiece, the St. Helena, has arrived in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, with just under one month to go until its Arctic X Prix - the first ever international motorsport event to be staged in the country.The St. Helena de more >>
From Greenland to TV screen
02.08.2021
  Broadcasting from the most remote locations in the world! That is something Extreme E and its broadcast team XE Studios is getting used to now, but Greenland could provide the toughest challenge yet. We caught up wi more >>
Extreme E to race in Sardinia, Italy
30.07.2021
Extreme E, the new electric off-road motorracing series, can today reveal it has reached an agreement in principle with Sardinian officials to host the fourth event of its opening season, the Island X Prix, from 23-24 October.The move to the Itali more >>
XTREME E: the adventure where less is more - Ekstroem and ABT Cupra
28.07.2021
    Mattias Ekström opens the doors of the ABT CUPRA XE team paddock, where nothing goes unused    Teams of eight people and no public audience, some of the keys to reducing the environmental impact    The philosophy of the Extreme E Series is to highlight the importance of achieving a more sustainable world more >>
The sky's the limit...or is it?
27.07.2021
Extreme E talks to Martin Taylor from drone film company Aerios Solutions about the skills needed to deliver the incredible aerial broadcast footage from Extreme E’s remote race locations. From the vast sand dunes of the Saudi Arabian more >>
Extreme E takes to the skies with British Airways
23.07.2021
Extreme E, the pioneering electric SUV racing series, is delighted to announce that its acclaimed magazine programmes – How to Build a Race Car, Electric Odyssey and Climate Changers – have been selected by British Airways for its exclusive in-flight entertainment channel, High Life. more >>
The world's most extreme battery
20.07.2021
When it comes to motorsport, there’s no doubt that the name Williams is held in the highest esteem. The legendary organisation has been one of the sport’s leading engineering and racing protagonists with nine F1 constructors’ championships (second only to Ferrari) to its name. more >>
Sport TV Portugal confirms deal with Extreme E for debut season
16.07.2021
Ground-breaking electric SUV race series, Extreme E today announces its latest broadcast agreement with Portugal’s Sport TV. Lisbon-based Sport TV is televising all of Extreme E’s X Prix plus race highlights, on its linear channels in both English and Portuguese. In addition, the championship’s thrilling race action is streaming live on Sport TV’s digital p more >>
Australia's premier media company, Seven, to televise Extreme E
14.07.2021
Premier Australian media company, the Seven Network, has today confirmed it will broadcast innovative electric race series, Extreme E, on its free-to-air network and market-leading BVOD platform, 7plus.   Seven, which is part of Seven West Media, wil more >>
Extreme E increases broadcast reach in Morocco
09.07.2021
Sport for purpose electric racing series, Extreme E, today announces the latest addition to its broadcast portfolio with Morocco’s SNRT.   SNRT - Société Nationale de Radiodiffusion et de Tél more >>
Extreme E widens audience reach with National Geographic in Latin America
07.07.2021
Eco-conscious electric motorsport series, Extreme E, has announced today that National Geographic will televise its magazine programmes - ‘How to Build a Race Car’, ‘The Electric Dream´and ‘Climate Changers’ - as well as all of its debut season X Prixs on a delayed basis in its Latin American region. The programmes will air in both Portuguese and Spanis more >>
Tamara Molinaro joins Extreme E as Championship Driver
06.07.2021
Extreme E, the electric off-road racing series, today announces Tamara Molinaro as its Championship Driver, following the news that predecessor Jutta Kleinschmidt will race for ABT CUPRA XE for the remainder of the 2021 season.Italian-born Tamara began h more >>
Preparations ramp up for Extreme E's Arctic X Prix
03.07.2021
Extreme E’s Arctic X Prix in Greenland is just under two months' away and the series’ operations team have just completed their latest recce to the race site in Kangerlussuaq as preparations continue for the very first motorsport event to ever take place in the country. more >>
Extreme E celebrates World Rainforest Day with updates on its Amazon legacy programmes
22.06.2021
Eco-conscious electric racing series, Extreme E, is marking World Rainforest Day today with exciting updates on its Amazon legacy programme.  Despite not being able to race in Brazil this year due to Covid restrictions, the sport for purpo more >>
Enel X joins Extreme E as Official Smart Charging Partner
22.06.2021
Extreme E, the sport for purpose racing series, has today announced Enel X – the innovative business line of the multinational energy group Enel - as its Official Smart Charging Partner. Enel X will provide charging technology, the JuicePump 40 Race Edition, to power the championship’s all-electric SUV named ODYSSEY 21. more >>
South American Extreme E races update
11.06.2021
Extreme E, the electric off-road racing series, has confirmed today that it is actively seeking alternate destinations for the final two races in Season 1 due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation in South America.Extreme E was due more >>
McLaren Racing to enter Extreme E in 2022
11.06.2021
McLaren Racing will open a new motorsport chapter in 2022 when it enters a team into Extreme E, the innovative all-electric off-road series which aims to use racing to promote sustainability and diversity.   The team will compete more >>
Alejandro Agag named as Autocar's Motorsport Hero
09.06.2021
Extreme E Founder and CEO, Alejandro Agag has received Autocar’s Motorsport Hero Award, provided to a person who has made a significant impact on motorsport and, in turn, the wider automotive industry. The Awards themselves recognise and celebrate the most impressive motoring achievements over the past 12 months and the people responsible for driving the industry forward. more >>
Extreme E: Continental with positive interim conclusion
01.06.2021
•    CrossContact Extreme E impresses in Saudi Arabia•    Tyres for high-performance electric vehicles developed in just one year•    Continental Publishes Exclusive Brief Documentation on PartnershipExtreme acceleration, high torque and speeds – the first sta more >>
ABT CUPRA XE misses final in Senegal by just under a second
31.05.2021
Racing in Dakar with the Queen of DakarSpectacular motorsport in the dunes of Senegal: At the second appearance of the Extreme E, this time on the West African Atlantic, the ABT CUPRA XE team collected further valuable championship poin more >>
Veloce Racing prove their worth with comeback success in Extreme E series
31.05.2021
Redemption day for Veloce Racing: Chadwick and Sarrazin back in business to claim second place at Ocean X PrixIt was a story of redemption for Veloce Racing at the Ocean X Prix (29/30 May) as the sensational pairing of Jamie Chadwick and St&eacu more >>
Two from two for Rosberg X Racing after dramatic conclusion to Ocean X Prix
30.05.2021
Rosberg X Racing teammates Johan Kristoffersson and Molly Taylor reigned supreme once more at Extreme E’s second event in Lac Rose, Dakar, Senegal (29/30 May) with the ever-impressive duo overcoming intense pressure from their adversaries to be crowned winners of the first-ever Ocean X prix. more >>

Kategorien

2001-2021 automobilsport.com full copyright