The Alberta World Cup Society (AWCS) is excited to announce a partnership with the Biosphere Institute of the Bow Valley (BIBV) in support of its “Shift : Climate Transitions” program.  The AWCS recently hosted  a very successful Masters World Cup Cross Country Ski event in March of 2022 and a Paranordic World Cup in December of 2021.   Initially, the BIBV will be supporting a “Towards Zero Waste Program” for the 2024 Cross Country Ski World Cup.  In addition, the partners will seek local opportunities to offset Greenhouse Gas emissions related to Alberta World Cup Cross Country Ski events.  


“The Alberta World Cup Society is very excited to be working with the Biosphere Institute on a process of continuous improvement related to environmental sustainability.  We believe that local actions are important and the Institute’s Shift program is very much in line with our objectives for sustainability and ongoing community  support. ” said Norbert Meier,  Events Director, from the Alberta World Cup Society.

From Left to Right: Norbert Meier Events Director, Alberta World Cup Society, Gareth Thomson, Executive Director, Biosphere Institute of the Bow Valley, Ava Vanderbeek, Community Engagement Intern, Biosphere Institute of the Bow Valley. Photo Credit: Alberta World Cup Society

“This partnership aligns beautifully with our mission of empowering community leadership to address environmental problems, waste reduction and diversion connects really well with the work of decreasing and offsetting greenhouse gas emissions, and we feel privileged to be doing this in partnership with the Alberta World Cup Society.” – said Gareth Thomson, Executive Director of the Biosphere Institute.