Vince Macolino is the Environmental Sustainability Specialist with the Melbourne Cricket Club, and as such is responsible for the sustainability practices at one of the world’s largest sporting stadiums, the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).
Vince is responsible for the planning, policy development, governance and strategy for environmental management at the stadium, as well as championing its implementation through a variety of avenues.
In his time with the MCC Vince has overseen marked increases in the MCG’s overall recycling rate – with more than 75 per cent of all waste produced at the stadium now recycled. In 2018 the MCG became the first sports stadium in the world to close the loop on organic waste recycling with the implementation of an innovative onsite organics dehydrator.
Vince is passionate about sustainability and has successfully engaged MCC staff, contractors and partners as well as patrons in the stadium’s environmental journey.
The MCC is now recognised as an industry leader in realm of environment and sustainability and has received numerous national and international awards related to its environmental initiatives.
The Club was proud to sign onto the United National Sports for Climate Action Framework in 2019 – becoming the first Australian venue to do so – and Vince looks forward to working with the other signatories to achieve global climate change goals.
Vince has more than twelve years’ experience in the sports and events industry. Prior to joining the MCC in 2013, Vince worked for a number of Australian sports venues.