TRIATHLON ESPRIT INVOLVED IN THE ECOLOGICAL TRANSITION
OUR COMMITMENTS TO
From the very beginning…
Triathlon Esprit has taken an environmentally and socially responsible approach in many actions and activities.
These values guide our decision-making and have helped the event stand out in several ways in the areas of social,
economic and environmental development over the last several years.
In order to ensure the continuity and consistency of its actions and to send a uniform message to the great Triathlon Esprit team: organizers, volunteers, partners, collaborators, exhibitors, suppliers and triathletes, the organizing committee has undertaken to produce its very first sustainable development policy.
The goal is to provide the organization with a global and long-term vision in order to continue to reduce the impact of the Esprit Triathlon races on the environment. All are invited to adhere to the principles and values of this policy in order to contribute to the fight against climate change, and to get involved in the ecological transition.
The organizing committee is also committed to ensuring that Triathlon Esprit Montréal becomes an eco-responsible event recognized, in particular by the city of Montreal, and by aiming for the year 2022 to obtain EcoTQ silver certification, from Triathlon Québec. You can consult the certification criteria on: Eco-responsibility – Triathlon Québec (triathlonquebec.org)
• Provide bins to collect recyclable and compostable materials at the main site at our stations, and encourage runners to use them correctly.
• Provide a green brigade who will facilitate trash management
• Remove all plastic 6 items
• Divert 50% of the waste
• Cut down on printed materials. Most communication is done on the web through the digital newsletter, social media, the website, etc.
• Provide water fountains on site instead of having plastic bottles
• No longer hand out single-used drinking cups on the races, and provide instead recycled or compostable cups.
• Allowing participants to compensate their carbon footprint relative to attending the event
• Use reusable containers to deliver water to the finish line station.
• When possible, car travel will be reduced for the working team, and BIXI, public transport, ride-sharing and Communauto services will be promoted.
• Register transport data in order to complete a carbon footprint assessment
• Through our communications, educate and inform runners and partners of the importance of preserving the environment and the efforts we should all make.
• Inform volunteers about their sustainability-ambassador roles
• Encourage ride-sharing and active transport to the event site (via newsletter, website, social media, etc.).
• Bring together a Green committee
• Offer a vegetarian option to participants
• Choose and highlight local, fair-trade and organic food whenever possible.
• Give remaining food to a local organization (Old Mission Brewery) to redistribute to people in need.
Write and implement a sustainable development policy to guide our organizational decisions.