To mark this year’s World Environment Day, FIM Environmental Ambassador Marc Márquez, MotoGP World champion, and his brother Alex Márquez, World Champion in Moto2, are joining in the celebrations and, in coordination with Dorna, official Promoter of Moto GP, the FIM International Environment Commission (CIE) is presenting an awareness-raising video reflecting the official theme of the 2015 WED, “consume responsibly”.
In addition to this type of campaign, the FIM applies a strict body of environmental regulations and implements various actions and initiatives including environmental management plans in press rooms and the paddock, programmes for the organisation of sustainable events and environmental education programmes.
Valentino Rossi, who is also an FIM Environmental Ambassador, supported the KiSS Mugello programme at the recent MotoGP weekend held at the Tuscan circuit, where a number of environmental activities were deployed.
Along with Marc Márquez and Valentino, their fellow FIM Environmental Ambassadors Laia Sanz, Alex Salvini, Takahisa Fujinami and Greg Hancock will also be celebrating World Environment Day.
Other events joining in the celebrations include the World Superbike Championship round in Portimão, where the riders will join together to send a message of support all around the world. In Iran, celebrations are being prepared at a motocross event where the riders and other important stakeholders will show their support. The FIM World Trial Championship, too, will be celebrating the environment with the “7 billon dreams” campaign at its round on Saturday 6 June.
Next week, the Barcelona-Cataluña Circuit will be organising the second KiSS Barcelona event focusing on sustainable mobility and other environmental initiatives.
The FIM Continental Unions will also be doing their bit, for example FIM Latin America with its campaign “I care about the environment” (“yo si cuido al medio ambiente”) launched two weeks ago. Costa Rica and El Salvador are planning celebrations and various activities will be taking place on circuits in Africa.
World environment day (wed) is an annual event and the biggest and most widely celebrated day for positive environmental action worldwide. World environment day activities take place all year round but peak on 5 June every year, involving everyone from everywhere.
Marc Márquez, FIM Environmental Ambassador: It is very important to support these campaigns. For my brother and me, it was a pleasure to contribute to these celebrations of World Environment Day, as we all have dreams to fulfil, and one of these dreams is to practise sport responsibly and to live in a better world. We only have one planet and we have to take care of it!
Kattia Hernandez CIE Director: We are part of these 7 billon dreams, and if we all attend to some small details we can make a big difference. This is a call to all the members of our sporting community to join forces and, through the values at the heart of sport, let us take action to preserve our home, our planet.