The Sustainability Committee is tasked with advancing Article 5, Section 13 of the Bylaws:
Promote the conservation and protection of rivers and river environments, and educate the public in sustainable environmental stewardship practices.
The IRF is committed to sustainable development and is aligned to the United Nations Sustainable Development goals:
- Overview of IRF alignment to UN Sustainable Development goals
- United Nations Sustainable Development goals
The IRF contributes to GAISF’s sustainability.sport portal which is a free online platform dedicated to sport and sustainability. Created to collate sport’s efforts in sustainability onto one single platform, this portal features a vast array of resources to inform, educate and inspire.
More about our sustainability partners and useful links / resources to assist in planning sustainable events can be found here.
Our sustainability projects:
- IRF Green Events Action Plan 2018 – steps to ensure your rafting event is environmentally friendly (presently being expanded)
- 2011 IRF World White Water Rafting Championships – first ever certified carbon neutral world sports event
- “Remando por la paz” (Rafting for Peace) – exchanging guns for paddles
Projects that need your help:
Recent sustainability news
Taking on climate change in Arunachal Pradesh: how one woman’s short trip to India turned into a two month adventure exploring, learning, and supporting local
Dozens of popular paddling destinations along National Wildlife Refuge Water Trails are now even more accessible online having been recently added to the National Rivers
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