Another step towards a greener future has been taken by the WRF, by signing a membership with Green Sport Alliance (GSA).
Earlier this month the WRF board announced that it was happily joining GSA, the environmentally-focused trade organisation that convenes stakeholders from around the sporting world to promote healthy, sustainable communities.
Our movement was already committed to raising the awareness of sustainability: one of our constant goals, that now we share with new realities.
The Green Sports Alliance got started in the late 2000s as informal discussions among management of sports teams, and with the aim of improving the sustainability through the activity was officially launched in 2011.
It is from that time onward that GSA shares resources, experience and expertise to extend the understanding of the sports’ potential in a society.
GSA includes and mobilises sports organisations, communities, athletes and fans to create sustainable progress and behaviour change in a greener direction.
“The Green Sports Alliance leverages the cultural and market influence of sports to promote healthy, sustainable communities where we live and play. We encourage the sports industry and its partners to measure, mitigate, and advance their sustainability and social impact.”
The WRF President Danilo Barmaz replies to the GSA catchphrase:
“Every sport has its own world, with peculiar rules and principles. As a team sport and a discipline in close contact with nature, I truly think that rafting can contribute with our unique experience and learn from the many others in this worldwide alliance. We will gladly contribute to amplify the environmental cause”.
Our element, water, is also one of the seven key program initiatives in the crosshairs of Green Sport Alliance, together with food, procurement, transportation, venues, waste and energy.