For the KiSS Programme to be a real success it is necessary for many sectors to participate and for the involvement of the various stakeholders. Volunteers are the spinal-cord of the sport and who follow the values described in the FIM´s strategic plan. KiSS Navarra has incorporated volunteers from the University Public of Navarra, which a centre specialising in engineering. These volunteers are playing a very important role as an environment representatives and are helping to apply the environmental regulations by giving assistance to the environmental team.
Explaining their involvement, two such volunteers explained their particular roles:
Jon Izal - Mechanic Engineering Student
“I knew that the circuit was looking for volunteers, and I like bikes and event, but I also like sustainability. I think that being a volunteer will be good for my future as I have learned to be more aware and respectful of the environment. I understood that despite the impact of the competition we can still care for the environment.
Carlos Sanz - Masters Industrial Engineering Student
“As an amateur Enduro rider, I follow all of the championships and I accepted to help the sport as a volunteer because I recognise that this sport needs support. I ride my bike and I have environmental awareness. Here in Spain, Enduro riding is not legal with permission, but I think that we can help by riding our bikes in the firebreaks and keeping them clean.”
The ground breaking KiSS Navarra programme (marking the first time such a project has been implemented inside the discipline of enduro) witnessed its first day of competition as the 91st edition of the FIM International Six Days Enduro (ISDE) kicked into life today.
Confirming their commitment to making this year’s ISDE a carbon neutral event – the organisers shared the following important and key information:
The emissions produced by the competing motorcycles, which includes:
561 ISDE bikes
71 Vintage Trophy bikes
The resulting distance covered by each bike
1375 kilometres for the 6 days of competition
That will create CO2 emissions
These figures were produced using the FIM CO2 calculator - click here
The resulting emissions were offset using the service provided by a specialist company - Factor CO2 - click here
CO2 OFF SETTING
The CO2 produced during the 2016 ISDE will be offset by planting trees in Madre de Dios, which is a region in southeastern Peru’s Amazon Basin, bordering Brazil and Bolivia.
Using calculations verified by Factor CO2 it has been confirmed that each 125cc two stroke bike for example, will produce 160Kg of Carbon during this year’s ISDE, and this will be fully offset.
As a comparison, activities in our normal lives that produce a similar amount of CO2 are as follows:-
Heating an apartment for one year
Charging a mobile phone 678,000 times
Using a household bulb for 451,000 hours
Remember always ride green!