03 March 2014

TRAP, partners relaunch Green Triathlon in Subic

MANILA, Philippines - The Green Triathlon initiative of the Triathlon Association of the Philippines (TRAP) shifts to high gear year with the help of its strategic partners.

With the staging of the K-Swiss ITU Subic Bay International Triathlon (SUBIT) April 26-27, the TRAP and partner hotels Subic Bay Travelers Hotel and Event Center Inc., Lighthouse Marina Resort, Buena Casa Hotel and Subic International Hotel will emphasize through examples the ways on how to preserve the natural environment through the proven methods of reusing, reducing and recycling waste materials.

The strategies are in line with the pro-environment policies not only of the International Triathlon Union (ITU) but also of the Subic Bay Freeport which itself banned the use of plastic and Styrofoam since early 2013.

Since 2011, the Green Triathlon initiative in the Philippines has been promoted by the TRAP with the help of a grant from the Olympic Solidarity (OS) through its Sports and Environment program.

The initiative focused on reducing waste and pollution in triathlon events and those of its related sports. The environmental awareness of the program is used as a model of positive lifestyle change among triathletes, coaches, fans, sports clubs, venue hosts, the media, sponsors, suppliers, volunteers and the general public.

Meanwhile, Daniel Sng of Singapore has been named as the technical delegate of the K-Swiss ITU Subic Bay International Triathlon while Uzbekistan’s Ms. Olga Blokhina is the assistant technical delegate.

The event is sponsored by K-Swiss, Century Tuna, Asian Center for Insulation Philippines (ACIP), Gatorade, Speedo, Standard Insurance, David’s Salon, Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) Tourism Department and Green Triathlon.

Interested parties who wish to learn more about Green Triathlon Philippines are free to join the online community at https://www.facebook.com/greentriph. (The Philippine Star)