What the two rowers Carlotta Nwajide and Ronja Fini have created is worthy of all honor: the rowing forest.

As members of the national team, they are constantly on the move, in training camps, to competitions, to the Olympic Games, and it has become clear to them how exorbitant their carbon footprint is as a result.

To compensate for at least part of this, friends of the sport should donate to the reforestation of a forest called Chepalangu Forest in Kenya.

It is unlikely to come together enough for a complete equalization.

But: commendable.

Others don't do anything.

What makes you think: Anyone who puts such a strain on the climate through their travels could actually stay at home more often.

Or question the system that persistently makes him travel so much.

Wouldn't that be closer than the Chepalangu Forest - for which you could donate without the ecological indulgence trade?

But, and this also applies outside of sport, hardly anyone wants to question their own consumption.

The international people's entertainment company, competitive sports, has long since resumed its travel activities after the Corona crisis.

Returning to normal is the goal and not the question: does that have to be?

"Jewel at the end of the world"

The Multi-Sport-EM Munich 2022 has plants in Nicaragua.

And the big sports company called the International Olympic Committee has long been prepared for such questions anyway.

You drive clean cars and have built a new, climate-neutral building in Lausanne.

There is also a lot of money going into tree planting in the Sahel zone.

We want to be climate positive by 2024.

It is strange that despite this, the 2032 Summer Games were recently awarded to Brisbane, so, according to travel advertising, to a “jewel at the end of the world”.

Prize question: How many tons of greenhouse gas will be emitted if hundreds of thousands of people are flown in to the Olympic Games and the Paralympics in Australia?

How much more for the trips to the various qualifications?

And, next question: Why haven't the winter and summer games been moved to a permanent location long ago, where the landscape doesn't have to be used up again and again?

And by the way: how many football stadiums can this world still handle?

How many mass expeditions by teams and fans to more and more major tournaments all over the world?

Athletes and sports associations!

Keep planting trees, that can only be good.

But you haven't tackled the problem at the root.

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