From Roger Federer to Serena Williams. From Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rsobergo in F1 to Novak Djokovic. Even the great tennis champions are fighting against the climate crisis in favor of environmental sustainability. The Serbian world champion no.1 is a convinced vegan, and has repeatedly explained that nutrition, without meat consumption, with more vegetable consumption, was one of the keys that led him to win dozens of tests of the Grand Slam career.
Djokovic also produced a documentary film, The Game Changers, directed by James Cameron and which saw the participation of Lewis Hamilton himself, on the benefits of a vegan diet for high-level sportsmen.
Roger Federer and Serena Williams for a sustainable world
Roger Federer, six years ago, was personally involved with one of his sponsors, Credit Suisse, to invite the Swiss financial institution to review its partnership with one of the world's largest paper producers, APRIL-RGE, accused of extensive deforestation work in an Indonesian province near Sumatra.
Federer was questioned after the accusation of Greta Thunberg, together with the Swiss environmentalists, who last asked Roger to dissociate himself from the activity of Credit Suisse itself, on investments in fossil fuels, harmful to the environment.
Serena Williams is an ambassador for Impossible Foods, a startup for the production of vegetable meats, as well as having invested in a vegan leather clothing line, to protect the health of the planet. But her commitment is also ongoing against deforestation and over-exploitation of the seas.
Out of tennis, Lewis Hamilton, seven-time world champion in F1, is committed to reducing air pollution: he sold the 25 million euro private jet. In everyday driving he now prefers electric cars. Sustainability is the characteristic of a process or state that can be maintained at a certain level indefinitely.
In the environmental, economic and social sphere, it is the process of change in which the exploitation of resources, the investment plan, the orientation of technological development and institutional changes are all in harmony and enhance the current and future potential in order to meet the needs and aspirations of man.
The guiding principle of sustainability is sustainable development, which concerns, in an interconnected way, the environmental, economic and social spheres. The cultural, technological and political sectors are, on the other hand, considered as sub-sectors of sustainable development.
Sustainable development means development aimed at satisfying the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. The term sustainable development was first introduced by the Bundtland Report of the World Commission for Environment and Development.