There are several guidelines to ensure the environmental sustainability of this event and to reduce the respective ecological footprint.
Implementation of a program to take advantage of leftover food.
The Organizing Committee is aware that the rational use of energy helps to reduce the pressure on new resources or environments that must be used or changed for the production of energy.
The use of more efficient equipment and the use of renewable energy whenever possible are practices that contribute to the rational use of energy and that can generate, in addition to environmental gains, savings for the organization.
The rational use of water is necessary in order to reduce the pressure on this valuable resource.
The Organizing Committee will promote water supply during the Games through a partnership with EPAL (Local Water Supply Company), with fixed and mobile points of supply and the supply of individual reusable and recyclable containers.
Eco-points for recycling waste will be guaranteed at the activity sites.
Information will be made available to participants on procedures for recycling waste as well as raising awareness of the use of recyclable and/or biodegradable materials.
Recycling is an essential element of today's waste management and it’s the third element in the “reduce, reuse and recycle” waste hierarchy. The recycling process makes possible to reduce the consumption of raw materials, energy use and air and water pollution, while also reducing the need for garbage deposits and the emission of greenhouse gases. Sustainable organizations must adopt the selective separation of their waste.
Residues from the production or installation of any event must be disposed of properly, respecting environmental legislation in its different spheres. This practice avoids pollution of water resources, soil and air.
It’s important to guarantee the use of recyclable or biodegradable materials in packaging and products used and or reusable.
The use of recyclable materials contributes to the generation of value from recyclable products. The use of biodegradable products allows these products, when disposed of incorrectly by end users, to be degraded more quickly in the environment.
The preferential use of public transport for movements of participants during the event and the promotion of the use of light and electric transport, through existing service platforms, are a way of reducing CO2 emissions and the respective environmental footprint of this event.
Environmental education plays an important role in raising people's awareness of sustainable ways of dealing with the planet. But in addition to environmental education, it’s necessary to take initiatives that have an immediate and significant effect on the environment. For this, the Organizing Committee jointly commits itself with its partners to plant a tree for each participant registered in the event.
The Organization will provide a channel to provide information about the event's environmental sustainability. Where, in addition to guiding its participants on the recycling of packaging and waste, the reuse of products and ways of reusing and combating food waste, it should also inform about the use of public transport or soft or electric transport platforms.