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Philippines Triathlon receives Olympic Solidarity boost.
Philippines Triathlon receives Olympic Solidarity boost

14 Feb 2012
Manila, Philippines: Triathlon in the Philippines has received another green boost with the Triathlon Association of the Philippines (TRAP) gaining an Olympic Solidarity grant to help fund its first Green Tri workshops for 2012. TRAP is a strong supporter of the ITU’s sustainability message and launched its Green Tri initiative last year. This year it has successfully secured a grant for its Green Triathlon Initiatives 2012 from the Olympic Solidarity programme under its 2009-2012 Quadrennial Plan for Sports and the Environment programme.

As in 2011, TRAP’s Green Tri programme goals are to reduce and manage pollution and waste in triathlon events. This year they aim to intensify and widen the promotion of long-term environmental consciousness among all stakeholders of triathlon - from triathletes, coaches, officials, media, to sponsors, fans, venue hosts and suppliers.

“We hope that our efforts will create an imitable example for our partner race organizers in the provinces and, perhaps, our colleagues in other sports federations in the country,” said Tom Carrasco, TRAP President and ITU Treasurer.

TRAP is already spreading that message, after the first Green Tri Initiative workshop on January 28. The full-day workshop attracted participants from media, sponsors, venue hosts, TRAP officials and volunteers, with an aim to draw up actionable green plans for 2012.

“The workshop went very well. The participants were well represented, enthusiastic and participative. Useful info was shared by speakers from Greenpeace, Ayala Foundation, a solar energy expert and a manager from an ISO certifying body,” said Carrasco.

Source: www.triathlon.org
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