The basic premise of sustainability is actually very simple: Everything that we humans need for survival and well-being depends upon our interaction with our natural world.
As a socially responsible event, Gran Fondo NJ is committed to running the event following the three tenets of Sustainability: economy, environment and social equity. There needs to be a balance between all three to sustain our existence currently and for future generations.
In 2014 Gran Fondo NJ applied for accreditation of the event from The Council for Responsible Sport in order to get an independent assessment of how well we were putting our principles into practice, and “Walking our Sustainability Talk”.
Through the efforts of our volunteers, participants, suppliers and sponsors, Gran Fondo NJ, achieved Gold Level Certification from the Council for Responsible Sport - the first cycling event in the world to achieve the Gold Standard for Sustainability.
This was realized through earning credits on 51 out of the 61 best practice standards offered in the Council's certification program for social and environmental responsibility at sporting events.
For more information check out the Press Release.