Eco-labeled event

An eco-labeled River rafting - one step towards a more sustainable Valborg

Uppsala Union of Engineering and Science Students, proud organizers of the River Rafting since 1975, can this year present the River Rafting as an eco-labeled event. The River Rafting plays a big part in Uppsalas greatest festival, but sometimes get critique for being unsustainable. That’s why Uppsala Union of Engineering and Science Students want to do their part and take the environmental work to another level. Uppsala Union of Engineering and Science Students can therefore present the River Rafting 2017 as an eco-labeled event awarded by the foundation Keep Sweden Tidy.

Last years initiatives was taken to work towards a more sustainable River Rafting, and that is something we work more with this year in order to make sustainability a given part of the River Festival, River Rafting and Valborg. We have worked on rafting equipment, separation at source, press materials, recycling as well as food and drinks. This year the committee has expanded with one more person who has the main responsibility for sustainability which also has the responsibility of the development of an environmental analysis that contributes each person in the committee to evaluate the environmental impact from their duties and actions that can be taken.

We hope that our efforts for a more sustainable River Rafting along with Uppsala municipality’s work against littering will contribute to a more sustainable Valborg this year, and years to come.

Keep Sweden Tidy

The foundation Keep Sweden Tidy is a non-profit organisation working for less littering, more recycling and to encourage individuals and organisations to take responsibilities concerning the environment. Eco-Labeled Event is a well used eco award - Keep Sweden Tidy has awarded hundreds of events since the start in 1999 with the Eco-Labeled Event award.

For more information about the River Raftings sustainability work please contact the responsible for the sustainability work Alicia Bizet, [email protected]