World Cup Scores Green Goal

Worldcup.jpg “Organizers of the soccer World Cup in Germany are earning praise for the event’s execution — and its environmental friendliness.” Link

The ‘Green Goal’ project–the inspiration of the Local Organizing Committee for the 2006 FFIA World Cup and the German Ministry of the Environment-aims to cut greenhouse gas emissions from transport and electricity generation during the month long tournament.

A preliminary snapshot indicates that the ‘Green Goal’, which is supported by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and private business, is meeting if not exceeding expectations. Link

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