examples of the Milan Marathon to the rest of the world

examples of the Milan Marathon to the rest of the world

The Milanese event collected the indications of the last COP26 and the 2030 Agenda

Pierfrancesco Catucci

Sport and sustainability These are two concepts that should always go hand in hand. Even more so when the adjective “outdoor” appears next to the noun “sport”, the daily bread of Active Officer. Sport, especially when it comes to sea and mountains, often becomes an opportunity to educate Respect for the enviroment. The different brands that produce footwear and sportswear are betting heavily in this direction, opting more and more for recycled and eco-sustainable materials and trying to minimize the amount of CO2 emitted in production processes. But even during the races, something concrete can be done, in addition to sending important messages in this regard.

run green

In today’s world, in fact, even sporting events can no longer measure their success in terms of performance alone, but must deal with ongoing climate changes and the need to be increasingly eco-sustainableas indicated by the last COP26 in Glasgow and, furthermore, foreseen in the 2030 Agenda. For this reason Rcs Sports & Events, organizer of the Milan Marathon, has decided to continue in the direction already undertaken, but with even greater momentum, creating the Run Green project. The objective is to offset the CO2 emissions produced by the twentieth edition of the race with a series of activities carried out both on the days of the event (such as the selective collection of waste in collaboration with Amsa through special ecological islands or the collection of sports used during the Milan Running Festival that preceded the event), but also later, with a No Waste project thanks to which All uneaten food and drink was donated to charity.in addition to organizing a series of sessions plogging (pick up trash that comes your way while jogging or other outdoor sports activities) in various areas.

start with the kids

The sixth edition of Levissima School Marathon, the race reserved for primary and secondary school students that will be held on Saturday, April 2 at City Life over a 3-kilometre route, in collaboration with Opes (Organization for Sports Education). The initiative was enriched with an educational tour aimed at raising awareness among students of primary and lower secondary schools in Milan about the importance of outdoor activities that are the basis of a healthy lifestyle and about the values ​​of sport and environmental sustainability. . Levissima also asked everyone to collect the plastic bottles along the way and in Montanelli Park to throw them in special containers. Depending on the amount of plastic collected, the company will support a series of Qualification interventions and promotion of Monte Stella Parkthe so-called Montagnetta di San Siro.

Another sports

However, it is the entire sports world that has been embracing sustainability issues for some years now. England fourth division football team. green forest vegetables (and here the name is already evocative), for example, it has announced that by 2025 it wants to build the most ecological stadium in the world, entirely of wood. On the other side of the world, I philadelphia eagles football stadium autonomously produce a third of the plant’s total energy thanks to 11,000 photovoltaic panels and 14 wind turbines installed in the stadium. And then there is surfing, which has always been very attentive to these dynamics and full of events dedicated to cleaning beaches and collecting plastic from the oceans (an example is the “Roby Cleanup” organized on the Lazio coast by the Roman surfer Roberto D’Amigo). In tennis, on the other hand, there has long been talk of a new, higher-performance, eco-friendly ball that doesn’t need pressurized air, while the international volleyball federations have long since married the Project “Good Network” which aims to recover abandoned fishing nets in the oceans and recycle them to make new volleyball nets. In Hong Kong, by contrast, recycled sports shoes have been converted into a new basketball court, while cricket has been opened to the conduct of bamboo mallets that wink at the theme of sustainability.