WOC 2016 environmentally certified

Posted on | July 1, 2016 | Category: News, Newsletter

WOC 2016 has been declared an environmentally certified event according to Svensk Miljöbas.

As a organiser, WOC 2016 works hard to reduce the impact on the environment and climate during the championships. However, an event of this size always affects the environment, due to the amount of people coming to the event, the increased travel, food and waste management et cetera. WOC 2016 is certified in accordance with the environmental diploma, Svensk Miljöbas.
– Becoming certified is both gratifying and important. Now we hope that all who come here and participate, competitors and spectators alike, will help us to live up to the goals that we have set for our environmental work, says Mats Blom, WOC 2016.

WOC efforts to reduce carbon footprint:
• There are train connections to Tanum and Strömstad from many places in Sweden, and from Copenhagen.
• At the car parking you will be offered carbon offsetting through donations to Vi-skogen, supporting tree planting in African Countries.
• The organizers will climate compensate all our journeys and the proceeds from cash deposits on cans and bottles will be donated to Vi-skogen.
• The event will use 100% renewable energy from hydroelectric, wind and solar power plants.
• At the arenas we will offer organic drinks, meals and vegetarian alternatives. The cups, plates and cutlery can be recycled.
• Swedish tap water is of such a high quality that we will offer that in the arenas instead of selling bottled water.
• At the arenas, waste will be separated for recycling, and for composting to make biogas.
• Only biodegradable products are allowed in the showers.
• We offer free guided walks in nature preserves by the coastline and will hopefully also be able to show examples of how to combine forestry and preservation biodiversity.

Please participate in a climate friendly way!
• Use public transportation or/and when driving a car, travel together.
• Use the bus between your accommodation and the arena.
• Don’t buy bottled water.
• Bring your own bottles, cups, plates and cutlery.
• Please follow the waste separation instructions at the arenas and at your accommodations.
• Support climate carbon compensation by supporting Vi-skogen.

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