Sport v. Environment – a friendly match
The new edition of eco@work is now available online
The World Cup, the European Football Championships, the Olympics: sporting events form an important part of our culture, but they also present environmental problems. Does that have to be the case? This is the question posed in the new edition of eco@work, available today.
At the 2006 World Cup the Öko-Institut proved with the “Green Goal" environmental action plan that sport and the environment are not in opposition, but on the same team. What has been done since then, and what remains to be done, so that in future major sporting events no longer take place at the expense of the environment, is reported in depth in the magazine. As well as this we have an interview with Christian Pladerer about the sustainability action plan for the Euro 2008 tournament in Austria and Switzerland and introduce the new Green Goal project for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.