YOG Sustainability Project
The Youth Olympic Games Sustainability Project will draw the participants’ attention to environmental issues and sustainability through interesting and hands-on workshops. The Green YOV project will take the shape of a poster campaign in the Youth Olympic Village, giving participants the chance to learn how to separate their waste correctly and how to save electricity and water.
The Mountain Awareness workshops will be held high up on Innsbruck’s Nordkette ski resort by SAAC (Snow and Avalanche Awareness Camps) and will provide participants with information on the risks encountered away from marked slopes. During Games-time these workshops will be offered on eight afternoons for approximately 30 participants per workshop. As there is only a limited number of places available in this workshop, please register in advance.
The YOG Sustainability Project will give youngsters from the local region the chance to learn more about looking after the environment. Everyone is invited to post top tips on how to save energy at www.facebook.com/sparestrom between 19 December 2011 and 21 January 2012. The best ideas will be included in a handbook created by the local energy company, Innsbrucker Kommunalbetriebe (IKB), and issued to households in the region. Prizes include tickets to the 1st Winter Youth Olympic Games and even a Samsung Galaxy S II.
The young athletes living in the Youth Olympic Village during the Games will also be able to show how much they know about being environmentally aware by taking part in the Energy-Saving Competition . The three to six athletes in each of the 375 apartments in the Youth Olympic Village will have the challenge of using as little energy as possible during the Games. The total amont of energy consumed between 13 and 22 January will be totalled at the end of the ten days and then divided by the number of people in the apartment. The apartment with the lowest energy consumption during Games-time will be rewarded with a Samsung Galaxy S II for each athlete living there.
• Meeting point at Hungerburgbahn station (Congress Innsbruck);
• Ride to the Seegrube accompanied by three Volunteers and one professional mountain guide;
• Welcome and handing-out of equipment at top lift station;
• Snowshoe course to warm up.
Content of the mountain awareness excursion:
- risk analysis,
- risk management,
- terrain analysis,
- behavioral code for the alpine territory (guessing game),
- presentation of decision support equipment,
- how to use the avalanche equipment for interactive team building,
- avalanche victim search (search with an avalanche transceiver),
- collection of equipment and ride back to Congress Innsbruck accompanied by Volunteers and professional mountain guide.