In essence, respect for the environment and sustainability in the development of outdoor sports focuses on the philosophy of Leaving no traces which aims to minimize the negative impacts on nature derived from these practices. Therefore, it is important to consider basic items such as:
A good pre-planning. Prevention is key in terms of both sustainability and security.
Respect the natural areas that may be vulnerable avoiding to leave marked paths. Always respect fauna and flora and the ecological quality of the environment.
Improve a more responsible consumption and avoid wasting resources (especially food) and consumables (especially paper).
Properly manage wastes generated during the event, avoiding to throw them around without control. Choose strategies for waste prevention (reduction and reuse) in order to minimize the production of them and, ensure the collection and subsequent recycling of wastes that cannot be avoided.
Make a responsible use of energy.
Improving sustainable mobility: optimizing logistics and movement of people and materials to ensure the use of clean transportation.
Education and environmental awareness. Encourage critical thinking towards nature conservation of participants, spectators, volunteers and staff.