The environment within the association

As part of its Sustainable Development approach, the Raid EDHEC is committed to respecting the environment, preserving natural resources, as well as reducing waste and optimizing their recycling. We use tools like ADERE to drive and target our actions. This commitment reflects the founding values of the association: discovery, respect, and the protection of nature.

Since a special division dedicated to the environment was born in the association in 2009, the actions taken by the EDHEC Raid materialize from year to year. As a reward for its commitments, the Raid EDHEC was elected “Coup de Coeur 2010” by the Nicolas Hulot Foundation and won the 2012 Sport and Nature Trophy awarded by the CROSN of the PACA region.

The labels

The association continues to seek new partnerships with green businesses and to take on new challenges in order to meet ever more stringent criteria for obtaining new labels. In 2016, two labels were awarded to us:
– The label “sustainable development, sport engages” of the French National Olympic and Sports Committee (CNOSF)
– The “Eco-manifestation” charter of the Nice Côte d’Azur Metropolis

Our objectives in a nutshell

Limit

Use of local products (fruits and vegetables …)
Use of biodegradable or ecological products
Carpool promotion
Eco-friendly design of any trip, from the organization’s itineraries to the daily movements of the bivouacs on the events.
Installation of dry toilets on the bivouacs to preserve as much as possible the natural spaces that our events cross.

Control

Water consumption optimisation, which includes good water management on the event (jerricans)
Anti-waste: estimate as much as possible of the quantities needed, do not discard the remaining food but give it to charities.

Recycling

Sorting of waste
Use of reusable dishes to the maximum: the Raid’s competitors bring their own dishes and the organizers provide Ecocups

Sensitize

Eco Trophy on the Raid to make competitors aware of environmental issues through different competitions and activities by rewarding the most involved team
Guide du Parfait Ecolo: competitors have a guide reminding them of the simple and environmentally friendly actions they can adopt on events
This year, the EDHEC Raid partners with the Ecosia ecological search engine: you can download this search engine on your smartphone or on your computer by following this link and you will plant trees while browsing. It’s simple and effective, help us reduce our ecological footprint!