Biarritz, on the 10th of july, the world’s 17 best surfers are about to challenge theirselves on the mythical spot of the Cote des Basques during the penultimate stage of the women’s world championship tour: the Roxy Pro.
The Roxy initiative was in charge of the sustainable aspect of the event. Seven main projects were identified:
- Waste management: Besides using recyclable crockery, the Roxy pro 2012 renewed it’s partnership with Aremacs. This association created in 2004 and specialized in event waste management, make sure that waste selective sorting is respected all along the event so it can be properly recycled.
- Transport: In order to enhance the use of collective transport the Roxy pro was register on a carpool website. In order to limit car use, electric motorbikes and bicycles were made available to the staff team.
- Once again, in the interest of water resource preservation the Roxy Pro has decided to favor the use of dry toilets instead of chemicals toilets.
- A charity shop was installed on the event site, all the money collected by selling clothes and surf accessories collected throughout the year, allowed to support 3 developing projects :surf and hope, So water and goutte de pluie.
- You will soon be able to find all the event tarpaulin recycled into bags in some boardriders store.
- Like every year Surfrider Foundation Europe has been invited on the event to raise awareness on ocean respect and preservation through offbeat happenings. Thanks to them for their great job.
- The Roxy Pro with the partnership of Spacejunk and les Sens de l’Art has been hosting a project combining art and consciousness rising about breast cancer. Busts of Milo’s Venus, customized by comic-books artists, were exposed in symbolic places of Biarritz. Public, helped by a fanzine designed by Wouzit, has been able to visit all the Venus and participated to a game. We would like to thank Wouzit for his work as he customized a Venus live on the event site.