The 2017/18 award winners of the ‘nachhaltig gewinnen!’ competition

Diözesansportgemeinschaft of the Graz-Seckau Diocese

This sports club is active in the Federal Province of Styria and has produced a manual for the implementation of sustainability measures. In future, they would like to rely on regional food of organic and/or fair-trade quality during events. Any leftover food will be donated to charity organisations and only beverages in reusable packaging will be served. In terms of mobility, the focus is on public transport providers, carpools and cycling. An e-tricycle is available for people with disabilities. More emphasis will be placed on the use of energy-efficient electric devices in the future and priority will be given to using electricity from renewable sources. Naturally, Diözesansportgemeinschaft also has social responsibilities. From autumn 2018, it will be organising a workshop on disabled sports and, under theme ‘Boccia for all’, will devote itself to the cross-generational and barrier-free practice of this particular sport.

FC Judenburg

True to its mission of ensuring a successful future, FC Judenburg is committed to social responsibility and environmental protection. Fair play, non-violence and tolerance in football are major priorities. Smoking has been prohibited in the canteen since 2017. In keeping with the motto ‘The best waste is waste that is not produced in the first place’, food and drinks are bought in regional shops without any packaging if possible. A deposit return scheme has been introduced for beverage bottles and cans have been completely replaced. Furthermore, players are motivated to bring their own reusable drinking bottles. Sponsors are asked to distribute less promotional material. Plans are to upgrade the Zirbenland-Cup organised by FC Judenburg into a fully fledged GreenEvent. That is precisely what the trophy made of pinewood stands for.

teco7 Training Technopool FC

The club intends to leverage football and its club activities to create awareness of civic and social responsibility beyond its own confines. Numerous initiatives have been envisaged on the basis of an analysis undertaken with the help of the sustainability self-assessment on Sustainable and fair procurement will be the order of the day in the future. Especially when it comes to food supplies and sports equipment, including footballs, sponsors will be sought out that are keenly aware of sustainability issues. Additionally, single-use crockery and single-use plastic bottles will be banned entirely. Sourcing trophies and medals from regional and fair production is also crucial. The plan is to assess all the initiatives at regular intervals with the help of