Cheekeria 2012 – a sustainable Tournament
Cheekeria 2012 is based on the principle of sustainability, also using local organic food of the Salzkammergut region. The careful use of resources and sustainable work practice apply to the entire organization process. Furthermore we put our emphasis on waste prevention and separation. Please take care of your waste, avoid purchasing plastic bottles and beverage cans and use the different waste containers.
Cheekeria 2012 si baserà sul principio della sostenibilità e dell’uso di prodotti biologici locali. La protezione della natura ma anche pratiche sostenibili sono state incorporate nell’intero processo dell’organizzazione. Inoltre, stiamo attenti alla riduzione dei rifiuti e al riciclaggio. Si prega di utilizzare i secchi delle immondizie disponibili e di evitare l'acquisto di materiali nocivi come lattine e bottiglie di plastica.
Waste prevention and cutlery
We provide drinking water filled up in jerry cans and different waste containers within the play and camping area. Please take your own cutlery and drinking cup with you. Only in exceptional cases we can provide you with these items, expecting you to return by the end of the tournament.
Traffic and transport
Playing fields, camping area and the restaurant where we will take dinner are within walking distance. Please avoid using your own car for such short distances. On Saturday evening we will be offering a shuttle service to our dinner location sponsored by E-Car.
Less meat, no citrus fruits
When it comes to nutrition we have to consider the following greenhouse gases that have a negative impact on our climate: Carbon dioxide CO2 (a result of food/beverage transport and production), methane CH4 (a result of livestock farming and agriculture with a 21-times higher global warming potential than CO2) and nitrous oxide N2O (fertilisation, global warming potential 310!! times higher than CO2). The production of milk and meat has the most negative consequences on the greenhouse effect that leads to serious global warming.
Organic farming methods that avoid the use of artificial fertilizers ensure a better energy and CO2 balance than conventional agriculture. Not only the CO2 balance needs to be considered, we must also focus on the overall eco-balance. Organic farming reduces the risk of soil eutrophication and acidification.
Using regional products helps strongly reduce greenhouse gas emissions caused by transport. Especially fruits and vegetables imported from other continents and transported by airplane consume 48 times more fuel than local products (e.g. overseas vegetables more than 10 kilogram CO2 / kilogram vegetable). So please don’ forget to check the products’ origin and sell-by date! “Fresh” strawberries from South Africa or asparagus from California for example have been transported by plane for a very long time.
Seasonal products are mostly regional products based on the same principles mentioned above. Usually these products grow on open land without artificial heat supply. Non seasonal products growing in greenhouses have a negative effect (10 times worse) on our energy and emission balance.
What about bananas and orange juice?
The bananas at our shops are originally from Central America (Panama, Costa Rica, etc.). They are picked when their pale is still green and loaded onto refrigerated ships, where the natural fruit maturation processes ends. Once in Europe they are put in ripening rooms to accelerate the artificial maturation process before they are shipped again and finally sold.
The orange juice we purchase is usually made from Brazilian frozen concentrated orange juice, since the vast Spanish Orange monocultures only go for fruit consumption. In addition to immense transport in both cases, even the expensive cooling and storage has negative consequences.