March 17 2020
IOC and signatories will deliver their update on what actions are determined for the forthcoming year.
Single use plastic cups during sports events are used on average for 20 minutes and take 450+ years to biodegrade, if ever. At some mass sporting events 750,000 single use plastic bottles can be used and discarded.
What has captured the public’s imagination around the single use plastic revolution, and how can we learn from it?
How to overcome the challenge of reducing or removing single use plastic from your event
Upcycling the problem: how apparel being made from recycled plastic is raising awareness of the ocean plastic problem
Every sports event is different, but at the top level a game, match or tournament can generate tens of tonnes of food, packaging and plastic waste. As well as the cost of this waste management, if not managed well, it can end up in landfill and contribute to the carbon emissions we are trying to reduce.
Optimize your journey from prevention to reuse to recycling
What alternative solutions are available to reduce packaging waste?
Learn about the most effective ways to manage your recycling programme and incorporate preferable use of true recyclable products and materials
How to work with your partners to ensure waste isn’t going to…waste
Hot dogs and burgers are match-day staples, but in 2018 it was reported that 1/3 of people in UK have stopped or reduced their meat consumption. It was also reported the same year that veganism and vegetarianism had increased by 600% since 2014 in the US.
What learnings can we replicate from sports properties that are reducing meat and offering vegan options?
How to effectively influence suppliers around the procurement of food to your event
Prevent unnecessary food waste from farm to fork
How having a mini farm at your venue can reduce costs and provide engagement and educational opportunities.
No matter where your sports organisation is on the journey right now, what your budget, or the appetite for change, join our practical workshops to hear key steps you can implement to support your efforts. (Possibility to attend 2 of the options)
Benchmark: How to measure your sporting event’s total carbon footprint
Reduce: How to minimise your sporting event’s carbon footprint within parameters that are right for you
Positive: How to maximise your sporting event’s positive impact through every channel
Don’t Preach, Practice: How to embed sustainability into fans minds, without lecturing
March 18 2020
Transport is one of the largest contributor to major sports events’ overall environmental impact. Poor air quality disproportionately affects athletes, as it stops play and impairs athletes performance.
How sport can encourage lower emission fan travel and be more strategic about freight and team travel
How to measure and manage emissions impact on athletes and collaborate with key stakeholders to tackle this challenge
How sport is working to combat the global air quality crisis and and influence fans
In stadiums, energy can account for 30% of running costs, at outdoor events, unending energy may not be available, in some part of the world a lack of dependable energy can stop sport altogether. As well as the financial benefits, making energy reduction and efficiency measures can reduce your event’s environment impact.
How to reduce costs by moving to renewable energy, energy efficient lighting
The potential of new technology such as energy efficient screens and modular HVAC systems to reduce energy needs
How to change fan behaviour to reduce energy needs
The potential to influence fan’s energy consumption behaviour and pay it forward
We have seen a rise in offsetting schemes across sports globally, and a net zero goal is not possible without them. However they have garnered a bad reputation if not managed properly.
Hear from those who have gone through the process what role should carbon credits be playing in sports environment efforts?
What role carbon offsetting should play in the sport positive journey
The true power of sport to create positive environmental impacts is the education and engagement of fans and consumers around the pressing issues of our time.
Youth engagement programmes during sporting events, which campaigns have captured imaginations?
How to educate young people on sustainability through sport – tapping into the cultural zeitgeist of purpose to your fans
How college sports are changing the face of sustainability engagement
The power of athlete ambassadors to engage and educate
Organisations that fail to protect biodiversity when planning sports events or infrastructure could leave themselves prone to financial or regulatory penalties.
Does sport need a financial or brand benefit from reducing our environmental impact or do we just have a moral imperative to act?
How to enhance, restore and reconnect natural habitats in urban environments
Raise public awareness about biodiversity through your mascot and engagement
Connecting carbon offsetting to biodiversity programmes, what’s the best way forward?
Annual meeting of UNFCCC Sport for Climate Action Signatories