Karate World Championship 2016 - the next big "Green Event" in Austria


The presentation of the Karate World Championship 2016 in Linz was one of the highlights of this year's "Green Events Austria" - conference in the National Library in Vienna.

This event provides a platform for information, networking, exchange of experiences and the presentation of innovative "green" products & services. In a special workshop the heads of organisation of Linz 2016 presented the main efforts in all fields of their "green" preparation work, especially in accommodation, transportation, catering and clothing of volunteers. In the summary of the workshop Mrs. Barbara Spindler-Oswald, CEO of Austria´s Federal Sports Organisation (BSO) refered to the problems of sports clubs, when they try to follow the guidelines of a "green event"-certification.

In the evening a gala event took place where Dr. Andrä Rupprechter, Austria´s Minister of Environment and Dr. Alexander Wrabetz, CEO of ORF, distinguished some of the most successful "Green Event" initiatives and projects of the last two years.