New Sustainability Education Programme ‘Driving Force’ Announced by Formula E
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Formula E has launched “Driving Force,” a new sustainability education programme for children aged 8-12. The initiative aims to enhance learning and empowerment around environmental and social issues, building on Formula E’s world-leading sustainability standards, including its status as the world’s first net zero carbon sport since its inception.

Designed for local communities and educational organisations in host cities, the programme features four modules on key sustainability topics: air pollution, renewable energy, circular economy, and diversity, equity & inclusion. Additional modules and content are planned for the future. Children can access the online content for independent learning, while educational groups and teachers can also utilize it. This content will be supplemented by in-person workshops and activations in Formula E’s host cities, aligned with the race calendar. By leveraging the power of sport, Formula E aims to engage young people and enhance their understanding of crucial sustainability issues affecting both people and the planet.

“Driving Force” tackles these issues in an optimistic and engaging way, encouraging children to feel empowered and positive about their ability to engage with sustainable themes and make a positive impact. Amid rising eco-anxiety among young people and their parents, this programme aims to provide children with the foundation and knowledge needed to become future changemakers committed to positive action.

This innovative programme builds on Formula E’s Better Futures Fund, announced in May 2024. The fund supports local causes and communities in each host city, providing a direct and positive impact where races take place.

Julia Palle, VP of Sustainability at Formula E, stated, “Driving Force is another industry-leading initiative by Formula E, designed to positively educate, impact, and empower children in the communities where we race. Its benefit is two-fold: we’re providing young children with the building blocks of education and sustainability stewardship, enabling their communities and natural environments to flourish for generations to come. Only by educating and looking after our younger communities can we ensure they better look after the planet and each other.”

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