StepsNature

How does it work ?
    

Each event completes its online annual tracking sheet live which lists its step by step actions, future projects and specific constraints.

                

To support the local economy and thus reduce the carbon impact of the event. 
And in particular to end these thousands of gifts come from the other end of the world which does not correspond to any real need other than "to justify" the price of the inscription and to flatter the ego of the participants.
 

Because "we are what we eat", a healthy food that respects the environment is part of a global approach for nature sports practitioners

 

To promote the natural environment in which the event takes place, to invite local associations and actors, to respect the fauna, flora and the inhabitants in correlation with the season and the environment...

More autonomy by reducing aid stations and / or prohibiting outside assistance would be positive for both the environment and the "adventure" aspect of the participants.

Equally, public transport to be favoured for spectators, journalists and possible assistants ... To use drones rather than helicopters for taking pictures, mountain bikers or runners rather than motorcycles or quads to open the course

Go back to the fundamentals of outdoor sports, namely to be responsible for its itinerary using a map, a road book and / or the use of a GPS.
 

That there is no longer any markup on all the tests is simply utopian in the short term, but without the followers of the Trail and other outdoor sports become all confirmed counselors, it is said that sensitize practitioners to BABA (like any hiker) and why not leave blank "appropriate" portions could make sense.

Minimize as much as possible the wastes associated with the "nature" event.
Examples:

  •  Organise cleaning teams for before and after the race
  • “Plogging Challenge”: to go jogging while collecting rubbish
  • Recycling bins
  • And above all: raising participants' awareness to continue and make these habits in day to day life!
  • Encouraging the bartering and resale of used equipment and the recycling of used clothing and shoes 

Avoid packaging if possible, recycling bins at aid stations…
 

 

Stop use of disposable plastic utensils and prioritise reusable, compostable or recyclable products for your event.
Marketing materials, jerry cans, plates, bowls, cutlery, sorting bins, water ramps, dry toilets ... all these products exist in recyclable / reusable versions and are therefore to be favoured and possibly shared between events.

To set up actions to reduce CO2 emissions related to the "nature" event.
Examples:

  • Free support for public transport
  • Rewards to encourage participants to use public transport
  • Reserved car-pool or electric parking, bike park
  • Gifts for runners/podium made "not too far" and consumable or sustainable / or no Gift at all.