Royal Ahrend joins World Rowing's Kafue clean water initiative
Every year Indoor rowing machine makers, Concept2 put out a challenge for people to erg as much as possible between 26 November and 24 December. It is called the Concept2 Holiday Challenge and it is popular.
The connection that rowers have to water is undeniable. Former rower, turned rowing father, turned rowing photographer, Steve McArthur of New Zealand has taken it one step further and is researching ways to make rowing waterways cleaner.
The Asian Rowing Federation (ARF) and the World Wide Fund for Nature China (WWF China) signed a strategic alliance in Shanghai last week.
Marin Rowing Association near San Francisco, California, USA recently became the first facility of its kind in the United States to be run entirely off solar energy.
For the first time, a world class rowing event is giving in an organised and comprehensive way, the possibility for the participants to calculate the unavoidable travel emissions from their trip to and from the event.
Organisers of the 2014 World Rowing Under 23 Championships in Varese, Italy put their best planning measures forward to reduce waste and maximise recycling.
Company employees from Central and South-eastern Europe came together recently to row at the BMW Clean Water Business & Diplomatic Regatta on Lake Bled in Bled, Slovenia.
At every event that hosts hundreds of athletes and thousands of spectators, one of the stark realities is waste management.
The relationship between sports organisations and the environment is continually progressing. National rowing federations and rowing clubs are undertaking significant efforts to strengthen this link as the recent IOC Sport and Environment Award for Africa going to the Kenya Rowing and Canoe Association points out.
Accolades have gone to the Kenya Rowing and Canoe Association (KRCA) for their environmental work. The KRCA was announced as the winner of the 2013 International Olympic Committee (IOC) Sports and Environment Award for Africa.
In 2014 Burnaby Lake will host the Canadian Masters Championships, something that would have been impossible just a few years ago. Due to human impact, Burnaby Lake had become unfit to hold rowing competitions, and worse, it had undergone severe environmental degradation.
In early June torrential rain caused flooding in much of Central Europe. Floods are common along the Danube River, but this one reached unprecedented levels. The Danube originates in Donaueschingen, Germany and passes through four Central European capitals on its way to the Black Sea.
The rowing venue at Eton Dorney, Great Britain, host venue of the London 2012 Olympic rowing regatta, has prioritised environmentally-friendly practices since its creation.
The alliance between World Rowing and WWF will be reinforced at the Samsung World Rowing Cup I in Sydney, Australia later this month.
World Rowing is proud to announce the launch of a new environmental section on the World Rowing website. It is found at www.worldrowing.com/environment.
Today, 22 March 2012 is World Water Day and to mark this day the International Rowing Federation, FISA, has released its upgraded Environmental Sustainability Policy and Guidelines.
Every year, March 22 is World Water Day and is dedicated to the importance of freshwater and looking after this valuable resource. For the rowing community this importance is paramount for the enjoyment and success of our sport – whether you are a competitive rower, a spectator, a recreational rower or participate in coastal rowing.
Does your club have an environmental policy? Have your recently taken steps to ensure the water you row on stays clean?
What does clean water mean to your club? Tell us YOUR story and your club could be featured on WorldRowing.com!