Our eco-responsible approach

Today, the organizers of major international sporting events must be exemplary in their eco-responsible approach and thus contribute to changing the behaviors and habits of athletes, partners and spectators in a sustainable manner to change the social norm and reduce their environmental footprint.

As such, the Les Gets 2022 Organizing Committee is committed to adopting a virtuous and meaningful approach to minimize its environmental impact and leave a positive legacy for the various publics and the territory.

We are therefore committed to having the 2022 UCI MTB World Championships recognized as an “eco-event“. 

This charter, initiated by the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, allows us to obtain the “Gold” diploma for our eco-event, thanks to the different eco-actions implemented for this event.

 

Here are the 5 areas of action on which we are committed to act :

🌷 1. Conservation and sustainable management of biodiversity and natural resources : 

  • Cleaning of the site and collection of waste by dedicated volunteers 
  • All the actors of the event are mobilized and involved in the eco-responsible approach so that their actions made within the framework of the organization of the World Championships respect the environment as much as possible (see Team Guide, media guide, …)
  • Commitment to return the site to its original state
  • Selective sorting (glass / plastic waste / food waste) 
  • Clikeco team for the recovery, sorting and collection of dangerous waste used on the site, in particular by the teams/partners: oils, aerosols, tires, hoses, wheels, lubricants, chains, brake pads, …

🍏 2. Responsible consumption and production :

  • Responsible food for volunteers, staff and the public
  • Low meat or vegetarian alternative menu
  • Promoting local production and short circuits for catering
  • Limiting food waste during events by accurately assessing needs 
  • Uneaten products are systematically offered to the staff of the House of Les Gets (Town Hall, Tourist Office and Ski Lifts)
  • No use of disposable dishes, washing of dishes
  • Use of dry toilets
  • Reuse of signage from previous events
  • Distribution of pocket ashtrays at the ski lift ticket offices.
  • Purchase of eco-cups under guarantee during the events.
  • Metal water bottle provided in the volunteers’ goodies pack and encouragement to drink spring water (no distribution of water bottles)

📲 3. Awareness and eco-communication :

  • Use of social networks to spread the maximum of information 
  • Optimization of the distribution of paper documents
  • Printing of documents on recycled paper or FSC/PEFC certified paper
  • Printing of documents with vegetable inks or with a “green printer”.
  • Identification within the organizing committee of people responsible for the “Sustainable Development” approach
  • Raising awareness of volunteers and collaborators to eco-responsible practices (see Volunteer Guide, Team Guide, Media Guide, …)
  • Raising awareness of teams and partners on the collection of special waste by the company Clikeco
  •  Information and awareness of the public on the measures put in place: Official Program and Website
  • Obtaining the gold charter certified by the AURA region which recognizes the UCI MTB World Championships 2022 as an eco-event 

🚌 4. Transport and sustainable mobility & energy :

  • Bike parking and relay parking (in Morzine)
  • The event is mainly pedestrian
  • Free shuttles throughout the event in the resort
  • Free shuttles to and from Morzine Les Gets Taninges Les Gets to neighboring towns 
  • Ski lifts open to the public to access the slopes (Mont-Chéry & Chavannes gondolas)

🤝 5. Social responsibility of sport and solidarity :

  • Valuation of the commitment of volunteers by a meal, an evening, thanks
  • Public reception platform with access for people with reduced mobility
  • The event is free and therefore accessible to all

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General information, teams, exhibitors, media, partners, volunteers…
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