Sustainability

We want the SOLA Basel to take place with as little environmental impact as possible. That’s why we try to keep the CO2 footprint as small as possible and we are part of Migros’ Sustainable Events platform.

Short Report Sustainability

In order to create transparency about our sustainability balance, we prepare an annual graphic overview of sustainability at SOLA Basel. This includes the main topics of procurement, transport, waste, catering and safety.

Download Short Report Sustainability 2019

Transport

Our goal:
Encorage public transport and e-mobility and keeping transport to a minimum.

What we are doing to achieve this:

1. Offer free travel to and from the event in the area of the public transport association “TNW” for all participants and volunteers
2. Marking and signage of the route exclusively on e-bikes
3. Accompanying the runners with e-bikes; medical team on the course with e-bikes
4. Use of electric cars from IWB

Material

Our goal:
Use regional, ecological, fair and certified products as far as possible.

What we are doing to achieve this:

1. Sustainably produced finisher gifts (BSCI certified) that can be reused in a meaningful way
2. Print material made from recycled paper; printing company myclimate certified
3. Volunteer T-shirts made of Fair Trade and organic cotton; team shirts are BSCI certified
4. Cup made of swiss wood

Catering

Our goal:
Catering from the region as environmentally friendly as possible.

What we are doing to achieve this:

1. Bio and regio products: no flown in products
2. Offer of vegetarian alternatives
3. Free water in the SOLA village from the IWB Basilisk fountain

Waste management

Our goal:
Avoid, separate and recycle waste and use reusable tableware.

What we are doing to achieve this:

1. Provision of a waste separation system for PET, glass, cans and non-recyclable waste
2. Employing Trash Hereos
3. Use of reusable cups
4. Use of reusable signage, flags, boards, etc.

Social responsibility

Our goal:
In addition to ecological efforts, we also want to assume our social responsibility; regionally and internationally.

What we are doing to achieve this:

1. Cooperation with Helvetas, which realize drinking water projects in Africa (Charity Runner Teams, present in SOLA village)
2. Possibility to donate depot cups/tableware in SOLA village for water projects of Viva con Aqua
3. Together with the Hopp-la foundation we are committed to the promotion of intergenerational movement and health (Hopp-la category at Mini SOLA, Hopp-la Parcours)

Help us!

It is important to us to sensitize participants, visitors and volunteers for sustainability. Therefore we encourage you to travel by public transport and throw your waste into the appropriate containers. Thank you very much!