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Meet Fiu, the mascot of the PanAmerican games, Chile's first carbon-neutral mega-sporting event

Last week was the inauguration of the Santiago 2023 Pan American and Parapan American Games! The Santiago 2023 Games are meant to become the first carbon-neutral mega-sporting event in Chile, setting a high standard for upcoming sporting events. And during this first week, Fiu, the adorable mascot of Santiago 2023 took the world by storm.

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Fiu's origin story is unique, born in a local wetland, this adorable character is on a mission to instil a love for nature and sustainability and raise awareness about wetlands and the other species living in this threatened environment.
Fiu is passionate about preserving and valuing the environment and believes in the power of small actions to make a big difference. This charismatic mascot embodies the values of the Games, which are set to become the first carbon-neutral mega-sporting event in Chile and resonates with the Games' Legacy and Sustainability Strategy.
The Santiago 2023 Legacy and Sustainability Strategy consists of two pillars: sustainable mega-sporting events and performance reporting. It encompasses six key areas, with over 20 initiatives aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda, making a positive impact on the local community and the environment. The strategy aims to coordinate and enhance activities related to environmental protection and education and marks a commitment to hosting the event with high sustainability standards.
Chile's Environment Minister Maisa Rojas stated, "The Pan American and Parapan American Games present a valuable opportunity to host an environmentally friendly international event. This collaboration reinforces our commitment to achieving high sustainability standards."
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In September, it was announced that the 2023 Pan American and Parapan American Games will be the first carbon-neutral mega-sporting event in Chile. The environmental management includes 100% waste management at all venues, with targets of 80% recycling during the Games and 85% total brand image recycling. Efforts in water and energy efficiency include 40% water savings in equestrian tracks and the use of 100% certified renewable energy from the electrical grid. Clean transportation initiatives include electric logistics vehicles and the construction of 40 inclusive bus stops. In terms of the circular economy, partnerships with sponsors like Virutex and Cachantún involve recycling soft plastics in exchange for cleaning supplies.
An impressive commitment by the government and the organisers of this event!
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  • George Kariuki

    34 w

    This endeavor sets a high standard for future sporting events, showcasing the impact of collective efforts in addressing environmental challenges.

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    • johnte ndeto

      34 w

      So encouraging that sports now can be held in harmony with climate

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      • Edwin wangombe

        34 w

        Chile has just shown that its doable to have climate friendly activities

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        • dickson mutai

          34 w

          Great job to Santiago 2023 for leading the way as Chile's first carbon-neutral mega-sporting event

          • Videlis Eddie

            34 w

            woow ...Chile just did it and it has shown that neutral carbon activities can be actualized

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            • CHRIS NGATIA

              34 w

              Great commitment

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              • Rashid Kamau

                34 w

                Sports teams around the world should push to be climate neutral.

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                • Gorffly mokua

                  34 w

                  This demonstrates that major events can prioritize environmental responsibility without compromising the thrill of sports. Great work to the organizers!💚💚

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                  • Rukia Ahmed Abdi

                    34 w

                    Kudos to Santiago 2023 Pan American and Parapan American Games for their ambition to become Chile's first carbon-neutral mega-sporting event. Fiu, the adorable mascot, carries a vital message of nature and sustainability, instilling awareness about wetlands and environmental conservation. Their comprehensive Legacy and Sustainability Strategy sets high standards, aligning with the Sustainable Development Goals and focusing on environmental protection and education. With strong support from Chile's Environment Minister and a commitment to environmental responsibility, this initiative showcases an impressive dedication to hosting an eco-friendly international event. 🌿🏅 #Sustainability #EcoFriendlySports #ClimateAction

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                    • Annett Michuki..

                      34 w

                      💚

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                      • Tabitha Kimani

                        34 w

                        This is the kind of commitment required from duty bearers. Leaders need to be extremely climate change conscious in every activity/project taken.

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