After the finish of stage 5 at Norefjell, we had invited good cooperation partners and sponsors to a “Sustainability & Equality-seminar at Norefjell Ski & Spa.
As we were informed that we had fulfilled the requirements for the Eco-lighthouse certification earlier this summer, it was now time for the formal presentation of the certification together with presentation from some of our cooperation partners for sustainability & equality.
First presentation on the agenda was from Visit Norefjell by/Camilla Wold Knudsen, and she informed about how the region of Norefjell continuously work to reach their vision of among other be sustainable destination in a sustainable society.
Green Cycling Norway is an ideal organization which works for promoting activity, and cycling in particular to create healthy values as sustainability and enjoy the happines of sport into the society. We have cooperated with them for many years already, and they are organizing both summer cycling schools and children’s race during this year’s edition of Tour of Scandinavia. And Jonas Orset and Thomas Rem gave us a deeper insight in their projects and visions.
We have also this week been visited by UC’s representative for environment and sustainability Benjamin Barret, and he informed about how UCI works to promote cycling as a very important tool to among other reduce the CO2-emissions and improve people’s health by being more active and using cycle as a means of transport.
And as he said so true: – Tennis can not save the world, but cycling can!
He was also very impressed of our Eco-lighthouse certification and the work to obtain this, and when he comes back to the UCI’s head quarter, he will write an article about this.
Like Muligheter is a value project which shall work for promoting equality and women’s rights in sports.
Unfortunately there are still many differences in men’s and women’s possibilities to be good in sports, and Like Muligheter is working for reducing these differences.
To help them with this work, they have several female ambassadors who shall use their channels and knowledge to promote equality ad work for women’s rights.
Already ambassadors are Caroline Graham Hansen – football, Grace Bullen – wrestling, Amalie Luel – Athletics an Maren Lundby – ski jumping, and Marianne Aasland could today inform that they have also hired Emilie Moberg who knows the cycling community very well.
And last but now least – there was time for the formal handover of the Eco-lighthouse certification.
A bit earlier in the program, our Race Director Anders Eia Linnestad and Hilde Rønning from Viken county municipality informed about the process and which requirements that must be fulfilled to obtain the certification. Hilde has been a very good support and given us a lot of help in the process, so thank you very much, Hilde!
Line Begby – sustainability coordinator in Viken county municipality handed over the sign confirming that we are Eco-lighthouse certified to Anders Eia Linnestad and Roy Moberg.
So now it’s up to us to continue our work being av sustainable and green sports event!