Top Serbian athletes and environmentally-oriented non-governmental organisations have joined forces with the 2013 SPAR European Cross Country Championships to bring important messages about sustainability and healthy lifestyles to the country’s capital city, Belgrade.
European Athletics’ three major events in the summer of 2013 demonstrated a commitment to sustainability by taking part in the Green Inspiration project. And in each case they brought a unique creative spin to activities in this area.
The 2013 European Athletics U23 Championships inspired a project to include children in the Finnish city of Tampere's campaign to keep its streets litter free and promote respect for the environment.
The organisers of European Athletics Junior Championships in Rieti, Italy, have announced plans to make sustainability a key theme of this summer's event with a series of initiatives to reduce their CO2 footprint and raise awareness of environmental and social responsibility issues. They will link the activities with the event slogan "Moving by Nature".
Swedish athletics legend Carolina Klüft and the organisers of next week's 2013 European Athletics Indoor Championship are challenging athletics fans in Sweden to help raise the event to world-class for sustainability by completing 10 climate promises and becoming "Eco Champs".