Making Athletics Green
All of us have a responsibility to respect the environment and contribute to society, in other words to act in a responsible way. Apart from doing the right thing, sports and sport events with a commitment to sustainability stand to benefit from enhanced public image, increased resources from image–conscious sponsors and public authorities, and reduced costs through improved efficiency.
At the European Athletics Head Office, we have demonstrated our commitment through an internal sustainability charter, entitled “Our Green Lifestyle”, for resource conservation, reducing environmental waste and setting a good example for others We are also helping all levels of the sport to promote sustainability and integrate good practice through our 8 step quick guide and our extensive online sustainable event management guide.
What is Green Inspiration?
The Green Inspiration brand was created in 2013 to associate initiatives that athletics' major event organisers implement to engage the public in locally focused projects that promote both sustainability and the event. Project examples include protecting the environment, teaching good lifestyle habits, helping others get fit, physical education and promoting awareness about sustainability issues.