ITS receives klimaaktiv mobil project partner award
On 10 March 2016 the innsbruck-tirol sports GmbH (ITS) was honoured for its climate protection measures as klimaaktiv mobil project partner. The reason for this award was the commitment and the measures set to protect the environment in in the framework of the organisation of the Innsbruck 2016 International Children’s Games (ICG 2016) in the Tyrol.
The climate protection initiative “klimaaktiv mobil“ of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management (BMLFUW) pushes for climate friendly mobility in transport and contributes to the reduction of CO2 emissions and the improvement of the quality of life of the citizens with different measure.
The award for the competence in climate protection was handed over in the form of a certificate and a plaque from the Austrian Federal Minister Rupprechter at the Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management (BMLFUW) in Vienna.
The protection of the environment and climate are truly dear to the heart of Georg Spazier, CEO of the ITS GmbH. Therefore, he was overwhelmed with joy about this award: “Environmental and climate protection are important issues nowadays. With every decision we made at the ICG, we tried to contribute to the protection of the climate, environment and resources as well as to more social justice. This is of course also the case for all other projects of the ITS in the past and future.“
Mobility measures ICG 2016
In order to protect the environment in the best way, the arrival and journey with public transport to the ICG 2016 in the Tyrol was promoted at an early stage, including comprehensive information on different online and offline channels. During the event all accredited persons (delegation members, volunteers, staff, press) could use the free shuttle bus system especially set up for the games, which included different routes between all the accommodation facilities and venues. Furthermore, all accredited persons could use the transport network of the Innsbrucker Verkehrsbetriebe for free during the whole duration of the event.
Spectators were also advised to walk, use their bike or public transport to the event venues instead of driving by car. With the mobility measures there was a special incentive to use public transport, which led to the reduction of car mileage. This reduction also led to a positive environmental effect, as gasses harmful for the environment and air pollutants were reduced.
“We are proud to have received this klimaaktiv mobil project partner award and are already working on different further projects and innovative measures to promote climate friendly mobility – especially in the area of international major sports events. Furthermore, we are striving to realise as many events as possible as green events“, Georg Spazier explains.
Further information available at: klimaaktiv