Our sustainability initiatives play a role in every aspect of games, operations, planning and production. “Together We Can – Save Winter” is our motto and these are some of the ways we are committed to making a difference:
Together We Can Save
Save Winter is a movement to unite all of us who love winter to work as one to save the season of snow.
Reducing & Mitigating Our Carbon Footprint
We are incorporating hybrid and electric vehicles when possible. In some cases, we are substituting generators with renewable electric batteries and addressing the carbon footprint of athlete travel with tree planting projects. The local electric power grid is 100% renewable.
Reducing & Diverting Waste
We will institute tri-sort waste systems throughout the games, avoid single use plastic water bottles, and develop lifecycle solutions for Games related supplies.
Practice Responsible Sourcing
We are working with vendors and suppliers to provide responsible sourcing guidelines and supplier code of conduct.
Prioritizing Diversity & Inclusion
We are working to ensure diversity within our staff, volunteer team, procurement practices and training materials.
Catalyzing Change Through Education
The Lake Placid 2023 FISU World Conference is themed "Save Winter" and will focus on the intersection of climate change and winter sports.
Leave A Positive Legacy
The legacy of the Lake Placid 2023 FISU Games will be improved infrastructure, a new generation of volunteers, and a lasting awareness of the intersection between climate change and winter sports.
Save Winter for all
We recognize that the chance to find sport, adventure, and beauty in winter has not been equally shared.
If we’re going to work as one to Save Winter, we need to see this as a profound opportunity to make the future better than the past, and to reflect on all the ways that we can turn our shared purpose into a real chance to open doors to true inclusion.
In that spirit we will do all we can to amplify the voices of everyone who chooses to Save Winter.
Please join us alongside these and other organizations to take action against climate change: