Making the CHI an eco-friendly event was what kick started the Sustainable development commission (CDD). This commission looks for tangible solutions to reduce the environmental impact of the event, before, during and after. Heightening awareness of all individual stake holders involved brings around an understanding of the collective impact our responsible actions and sustainable gestures can have. At each event, the CDD, suggest various activities, centered around horses.
In 2008 and 2012, the CHI was awarded the ECOSPORT prize. The prize is distributed to events who have put a particular detail to promoting respect for the environment and sustainability in Swiss sports.
The CHI has been promoting eco-responsible waste management since 2005. Highly motivated volunteers skip up and down the allies with their ReTRIcycles, funny looking trolleys as well as the various bins that are strategically placed in and around the event. Our volunteers interact with the public and help guide them towards sustainable actions. In 2007, the stables started consciously working towards a more ecological approach of waste management. The CDD even created a prize for the most eco-responsible groom. Selective sorting is getting better and recycling is constantly increasing. Since 2010, the volume of burnable waste has also been reduced significantly.
As of 2012, another step has been taken whereas all the crockery is now bio-degradable.
Our objective is to recycle 100% ; all of the waste that builds up during the event, should be recycled; 20 tons of manure, 20 cubic meters of waste from the restaurants, 10 cubic meters of paper and cardboard etc.
CHI welcomes primary school to its event
Thirty classes from primary schools located in the canton of Geneva, are invited to attend the competition for an instructive day’s outing. The children are welcomed at the very heart of the event; the children enjoy various equestrian shows, get to assist to the warm-ups of their idols, be spectators of classes, and participate in workshops organized to discover the horse and its surroundings. The children also took part in a drawing competition and were given insight on how to depollute the ground, as it is possible on a daily basis in our everyday life.
Participate in our eco-friendliness and come to the event with the local public transports (TPG, CFF) or using our car-sharing option.