The Swedish city of Eskilstuna prides itself of being one of the sustainable in Europe so it is no surprise that the European Athletics Junior Championships being hosted there will set new environmental standards.
Spectators at the European Athletics Championships will be able to travel free of charge on public transport from anywhere in Switzerland to the Letzigrund Stadium and then back home again, courtesy of an innovative measure to reduce the road traffic and thus the ecological impact of the event.
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.