Ask Cricket Australia to cut ties with Alinta

Alinta is Australia's 7th largest climate polluter and has plans to burn toxic brown coal until 2047.

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Ask Cricket Australia executives Nick Hockley and Sarah McCartney to end their partnership with Alinta, one of Australia’s biggest climate polluters.

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Cricket Australia is promoting Alinta, Victoria’s 3rd largest climate polluter, helping them maintain their public image while they block crucial climate action.

In 2018, Cricket Australia signed Alinta as their principle partner for four years. Now, as they consider whether to renew this partnership or sign a new partner, Cricket Australia executives need to know that Australians want polluting fossil fuels out of their sport.

Will you ask Cricket Australia executives to drop Alinta as a sponsor?

Tobacco companies like Benson & Hedges used cricket sponsorship in the 1980s to gloss over the damage they were doing. Now big polluters like Alinta are doing the same thing, but this time it’s not only our health, but our planet, at stake.

Australians are already feeling the devastating impact of burning fossil fuels — through worsening bushfires, heatwaves, drought, and floods.

To avoid the worst consequences and do our bit to keep global heating under 1.5 degrees Australia needs to phase out coal by 2030, but Alinta is stubbornly planning to burn toxic brown coal at their Loy Yang B power station until 2047.

Alinta also received a dismal 2 out of 5 stars in this year’s Green Electricity Guide, due to their plan to burn coal until 2047, the local environmental harm it causes and its ranking as Australia’s 7th biggest polluter.

If enough of us call out Cricket Australia for promoting a massive climate polluter, we can pressure them to scrap the partnership and make sure all organisations know that partnering with polluters is a PR disaster waiting to happen.