Consume more sustainably
Only take what I really need...
Consume more sustainably - in training, in competition and in everyday life!
"Better to have than to need!" is a saying that couldn't be more fitting for our consumer society. This is also true for our daily training and competition routine, as we often quickly grab something or click on the order button, even if it is not yet clear whether we really need the item.
We can only continue to save and conserve resources if we rethink our own lifestyle and make sustainable changes in our consumption. With our decision to buy a product, we already bear a great responsibility in terms of resource conservation. If we decide against a purchase or against a product, this has a medium and long-term impact on production and on the supply and value chain.
In its brochure Klimaschutz leicht gemacht Climate Protection Made Easy, the WWF calls it "shopping according to needs":
"In German private households, about 40% of all food waste can be avoided. If this food were not produced and transported, large quantities of greenhouse gases would not be produced in the first place. Therefore, plan your shopping according to your needs and do not let yourself be tempted by special offers to buy more than you can consume. Many foods are safe to eat even after their best-before date. Check a product for edibility before throwing it away."
Think first, then buy
Good equipment and high-quality running gear are not only great for motivation, they also go a long way towards preventing injuries.
For example, it is recommended to have various pairs of running shoes for higher training volumes.
Whether the third training watch or the fifth pair of running shoes is really necessary is something everyone should consider for themselves in terms of sustainability.
Take a look, then take action
At the trade fairs and EXPOs at our events, we and our partners offer products for testing and information that can certainly be valuable and helpful.
Check in advance whether the product or information is useful and beneficial for you.
If a "give-away" is snagged only to end up in the rubbish later, it is neither beneficial for the distributor nor for the environment.
For example, heat foils at the finish line: Take them if you are cold or do without them if you don't need them.
Pay attention to sustainability in consumption
Many companies are now paying closer attention to sustainability in their production and supply chains.
When buying new products, choose carefully and opt for products that are produced sustainably and regionally.
Alternatively, get well-maintained sports articles via second-hand platforms or sell your own material that is no longer in use to other athletes.