The Spanish Olympic Committee (COE) has chosen Onda as one of the five cities that will house an Olympic forest with the aim of reducing the impact of the carbon footprint that it generates with its activities, with the movements of athletes and in the Tokyo Olympic Games.
Thus, the Onda City Council has been represented today in the III International Congress of Sustainability of the COE in which a recognition was given to the Consistory for its commitment to reducing emissions and promoting sustainable lifestyles.
It should be noted that this initiative has been launched thanks to the collaboration of the sports institution with the Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces (FEMP) with the sponsorship of Banco Santander and with the firm intention of fulfilling the Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda.
In the case of Onda, the land chosen to locate the forest is an area of almost 30,000 m² that is located between citrus orchards and industrial warehouses. In this way, the municipality will have a new green screen of native species that will help absorb up to 79 tons of CO₂. In addition, the City Council will install an area with gymnastics machines and a path with the aim of promoting healthy lifestyle habits.
In this sense, the councilor for the Healthy and Sustainable City of Onda, Paco Pastor, highlighted: “Little by little we are transforming our city into a model that is more respectful of the environment.” “We must act immediately to reduce our carbon footprint and the creation of new green areas will help us achieve this goal”, he added.