Trade, coastal culture and shipping traditions are an important part of Bergen’s identity. The sea is central to solving global challenges in food, climate, health and energy. This makes marine research, marine resources and marine industries one of the most important priority areas of our time. In close cooperation with the municipality of Bergen, Hordaland County Council, local and national research communities, business, innovation and other officials, The Tall Ships Races Bergen 2019 wishes to focus on and facilitate dialogue on and provide good solutions to the challenges we face above.
The Tall Ships Races Bergen is in the process of becoming an environmentally approved arrangement, a recognition for organizations who work actively to reduce their environmental impact. The recognition is handed out by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) Norway, which promotes education for sustainable development.
How can you contribute?
We encourage our visitors to contribute. Here are four simple things you can do yourself to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and protect the environment during The Tall Ships Races Bergen.
We recommend all visitors to use collective transportation, bike or walk, to and from the event.
We encourage our visitors to reduce their food waste.
There will be vegetarian, vegan, organic, local and Fairtrade food and drinks available for those who want to contribute even more to the environment.
Waste recycling is a crucial part of our environmental strategy. There will be waste stations throughout the festival area. Use these and make sure to throw the garbage in the right trashcan.
We encourage all visitors to bring their own water bottle for reuse. There will be stations all around the festival area with free drinking water. Several of the food outlets will also have discounted prices on coffee and hot drinks for those who bring their own coffee cup.