Terrassa will experience the most sustainable FIH Hockey Women's World Cup thanks to the Make it Green plan, designed together with Ecovidrio

June 27, 2022
by Jordi Pi LletÝ Social Media Manager

Terrassa will experience the most sustainable FIH Hockey Women's World Cup thanks to the Make it Green plan, designed together with Ecovidrio

The action plan to achieve a sustainable World Cup includes 6 key objectives, which translate into more than 30 action points designed to mitigate the negative environmental, social and economic impacts of the event.

Sustainability is one of the main values ??that characterizes and has driven the organization of the FIH Women's Hockey World Cup presented by Iberdrola, to be held at the Estadi Olímpic de Terrassa from July 1 to 17.

To achieve this, a series of strategies and actions have been designed and developed together with Ecovidrio, a non-profit entity in charge of managing the recycling of glass container waste in Spain so that the Royal Spanish Hockey Federation can carry out the edition of the most sustainable Women's Hockey World Cup.

The action plan aims to contribute to the generation of a positive impact through the incorporation of criteria and measures for the protection of the environment. These actions focus on 6 key objectives, translated into more than 30 points of action. All of them with the aim of mitigating those impacts that may be negative in the environmental, social and economic plane of the event.

Plan Objectives:

1. Promotion of awareness and communication on sustainability through the implementation of training to promote sustainability criteria and good practices.   

2. Implementation of sports activities and a wide and inclusive range of foods to promote health and well-being as a lifestyle. 

3. Guarantee the use of sustainable materials, as well as their efficient management through selective collection and awareness of those involved.  

4. Promote and empower women's sports, as well as promote respect for women through equality and sisterhood.   

5. Promote equal opportunities and non-discrimination through contracts, universal accessibility and inclusive communications.   

6. Promote sustainable mobility through the use of collective transport and low CO2 emission alternatives.

These six objectives materialize in different actions of all kinds to guarantee good practices in terms of sustainability throughout the competition.

Some of these measures are:

  • Raise awareness and train the people who are part of the organization of the event on sustainability criteria, as well as on the good practices that govern the event. 
  • Inform through the available channels on how to improve awareness of recycling and the environment. 
  • Guarantee a food offer that covers all realities, with an offer of different options for healthy, vegan, or intolerance diets, among others, and with Km0 products.
  • Use LED bulbs designed to reduce light pollution
  • Guarantee that the playing field will be sustainable, thanks to an artificial turf made with biodegradable materials, which will have a lower impact on emissions and water consumption.
  • Promote the visibility of women's hockey with the visit of players to clubs in the area.
  • Promote inclusion and diversity through the people hired and collaborators of the event. 
  • Promote the use of shared transport by informing the teams and the press about its logistics and its environmental impact
  • Have a fleet of vehicles for low-emission transport. All the coaches used by the organization are hybrids, as well as the 14 cars for its transport.
  • Make inclusive toilets available to fans.
  • Reuse after the event the decoration plants of the stadium and surroundings.
  • Donate hockey clothing and equipment for disadvantaged groups
  • Offer free public transportation for volunteers and party goers.

These points have served as a guide for the design of a plan committed to sustainability that will be executed in the Women's Hockey World Cup and that the Royal Spanish Hockey Federation will systematize to further strengthen its commitment to sustainability.

600 tickets to encourage recycling

On a practical level, Ecovidrio will lead actions such as the promotion of glass recycling among citizens. To do this, all citizens who correctly answer the two questions posed on the Reciclavidrioyjuega.es website will enter the draw for 100 double tickets for July 2, 5 and 6, with which they will be granted the possibility of entering to the tournament during the day, in addition to allowing you to attend several matches during the day.

The contest will be open from June 24 to July 6, and participants must indicate, when answering the questionnaire, which day they would like to attend the tournament.