Promoting the FIM “Ride Green” philosophy

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Environmental impact is one of the major issues when it comes to organising motorcycling events. The FIM has taken in consideration this impact and committed to raising awareness and promoting green solutions throughout the entire motorcycling community. In 1994, the first FIM Environmental Code was adopted, containing regulations and recommendations to improve the relationship between motorcycling and the environment and promote sustainable events.

Many factors have to be taken into consideration such as gas emissions, sound levels, waste management and social impact. The FIM International Sustainability Commission (CID) is committed to caring for the environment and this Award is a unique opportunity to promote innovative and environmentally friendly solutions.

Nominees for this award may be individuals, groups or organisations (FMNs, Clubs, Organisers Circuit Owners, Manufacturers, teams etc.) who have significantly enhanced environmental awareness and promoted eco-friendly behaviours. Their actions reflect the FIM’s concern for protection and preservation of the environment, encouraging alternative energy, environmental management systems and green programmes. Negative impact on the natural environment must be minimised whilst positive impact must enhanced, making motorcycling an even more sustainable and green community.

 

CANDIDATES

Motorcycle Federation of Andorra (FMA) (AND)
While organising several Trial, Enduro and Supermoto championships, the FMA has developed many green initiatives. Under the banner of the KiSS – Keep it Shiny and Sustainable – project, the Andorran Motorcycling Federation has promoted green attitude and awareness, enhancing visibility in all its events.

ISDE 2016 – Circuit of Navarra (ESP)
This circuit focused on respecting, caring for and integrating the environment during the FIM 2016 ISDE. Following the KiSS project, KiSS Navarra established a vast range of measures to ensure respect for the environment. By means of electric staff vehicles or reconditioning of unused roads, for example, the ISDE in Navarra made a contribution to sustainable sport.

MSC Grevenbroich (GER)
The German Motocross club has launched a vast awareness programme as well as working to protect certain endangered amphibian species on their site. Through educational measures and acting on a continual basis, MSC Grevenbroich’s volunteers  have managed to secure the population of amphibians on their site as well as showing that motorsport and the environment are not polar opposites.

Mugello Circuit (ITA)
Certified as a one of the most environmentally sustainable circuits, Mugello has a vast KiSS-related green programme. Its two main fields of action are separate waste collection and the fight against food waste. By installing recycling areas throughout the circuit and distributing recycling-kits to spectators, Italian circuit has demonstrated high-level of achievement.

The environmental panel of the Polish Automobile and Motorcycle Federation (PZM) (POL)
“Education” is the key-word for PZM’s Environmental Panel. With a wide range of educational actions such as games, lectures and awareness-raising activities, they provide eco-friendly tips and information to youth and fans and promote their actions through social media.

SVEMO Environmental Commission (SWE)
SVEMO’s main project is “Promotion of biodiversity and motorcycling”. Vast areas of land are left undisturbed and as a result some species are disappearing, favouring a very restricted biodiversity. By maintaining “continuous disturbance” and moto tracks, this project helps meadows and other diverse habitats to flourish, thereby safeguarding biodiversity through motorcycling.

 

JURY

Jill Savery (USA)
Sustainability consultant and advisor

Christina Martin (ESP)
Gestora Sostenibilidad en S.B.Ambiaudit,S.L.

Marius Matthee – CID Bureau (RSA)
International Environment Commission

Naysán Sahba (IND)
Senior Communications Division - UNEP

Jorgen Bitsch (DEN)
FIM Board of Directors member