Kainuu Orienteering Week (KOW) in Finland invests in environmentally friendly activities.
We pursue this with the following goals:
- Environmentally friendly electricity to Kainuu Orienteering Week competition centre.
- Environmentally friendly detergent products for Kainuu Orienteering Week competition centre (eg showers and toilets, etc.)
- Environmentally friendly waste sorting in the competition centre area (restaurant, kiosk, etc.)
- Tidiness and Respect for Nature: We orienteers are known for tidiness and respect for nature; this tradition should be taken care of by all of us together.
Kainuu Orienteering Week has a long tradition of taking environmental aspects into account: for example, the first experiments in sorting food-related waste were made at Kajaani's Kainuu Orienteering Week in 1998. From these experiences, the Finnish Orienteering Federation prepared the first environmental guidelines for the organizers of orienteering competitions.