Wildgen supports World Environment Day with 50km in 50-day sports challenge to raise money to plant deciduous trees
_We fight global warming in a “Run, Hike & Walk for Trees" initiative open to all. Enter the challenge with us now!
We are organising a solidarity sports challenge to celebrate World Environment Day. This is a simple effort: to walk or run 50 kilometers over 50 days – from 5 June to 24 July - in order to raise money to plant 500m2 of forest by Foundation Hëllef fir d'Natur of Natur&Ëmwelt, fighting against deforestation and global warming.
The proceeds from signing up to the event, will go to help combat deforestation. The challenge kicks off on 5 June and finishes on 24 July. The sign-up fee is only 5 EUR, although bigger donations are encouraged. The money will go to finance the Hëllef fir d'Natur Luxembourg Foundation of Natur&Ëmwelt, planting of 500 m² of forest. Such a forest ecosystem would absorb about 50 tonnes of CO2 from the atmosphere over 100 years.
Wildgen has long been committed to ethical and green initiatives, winning the Socially Responsible Company label in 2018. One of Wildgen 4 Environment’s first projects was to introduce beehives to the company’s private garden, in addition to recycling waste, reducing single-use plastic and a minimal use of paper.
HOW TO REGISTER?
In these special times, the challenge has been simplified by introducing an app where participants can register and maintain distancing measures. The app (Racemap) can be downloaded beforehand, and a token fee of EUR 5 per person is required. Participants can register individually or as a team, from Luxembourg or elsewhere.
In addition, entrants’ rankings will be posted either individually or by teams.