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Who can attend? You may apply for multiple workshops alongside your Sport Positive Summit 2023 registration. Application does not equal confirmation. Each workshop has information on who the content is aimed at, individuals that meet the criteria will be prioritised. If you don’t represent these groups then you may still apply, but please note that confirmation will only be given shortly ahead of the Summit, if places remain.
When will you get confirmation? Each workshop has 35 places available. If you meet the criteria and have applied for one or more workshops, please wait to receive an email confirming your place before making arrangements. You will be contacted within 5 working days to confirm.
UN SfCA signatories be aware: These workshops take place on the same day and at the same time as the UN Sports for Climate Action Framework AGM, so please don’t book a place on the workshop and then not attend due to this. If you are a signatory with multiple people attending, then of course you can have different representatives in concurrent sessions.
Monday, 2nd October 2023
9:00 – 10.30am
Carbon Literacy for Sports Training: Session 1 of 3
Suitable for: People responsible for environmental sustainability at sports organisations that are early on in their environmental sustainability journey
Many of you contact us at Sport Positive to ask about training to understand the fundamentals climate change and the way in which it impacts sport and how you can take action. We’re delighted to have teamed up with Carbon Literacy Project to provide free training to a group of those that attend Sport Positive Summit and register for this session. This training sessions is number 1 of 3 and participants should only join if they commit to completing the training, and receiving Carbon Literacy certification. The additional sessions will be hosted online, so participants do not need to be local to the UK to join.
Being carbon literate means you are aware of the carbon costs and impacts of everyday activities and the ability and motivations to reduce emissions on an individual, community or organisational basis. By the end of this training you will have basic understanding of climate science, and the impacts of climate change globally, have explored how the sport sector can reduce it’s climate impact and leverage influence to support climate action, created an action plan to reduce the carbon footprint of your organisation and learned how to talk about climate change effectively.
Workshop leader: Claire Poole, Founder and CEO, Sport Positive
To register for Carbon Literacy for Sports Training: Session 1, please complete this form.
11:00am – 12:30pm: Workshop To Be Confirmed
More information to follow in the coming weeks
2:00 – 3:30pm
Climate Comms for Sport: Building Trust and How Not To Be Called a Hypocrite
Suitable for: People responsible for communicating on environmental sustainability at sports organisations
Sports organisations are faced with innumerable communications demands, with social justice and sustainability issues emerging. The issue of climate change is of high concern globally and something that most organisations are grappling with. Many sports organisations want to carve out more space for talking about climate action with fans, partners and the media – but it’s hard. What’s your role in engaging the public on climate change? What’s a good story and who in sport should be telling it? What will resonate withr fans? How can you avoid the organisation being called out for hypocrisy? Sport has massive geographical and cultural reach, as well as the power to catalyse and shift people’s concerns about climate into actions that make sense in their lives, and you want to help make that happen.
Whether you are responsible for content and comms, or sustainability and social impact within your sports organisation – if these thoughts are running through your mind, this workshop is for you. Curated for sports organisations looking to amp up their climate communications, in an authentic, trustworthy and engaging way, the experts at Climate Outreach will bring you on a journey from psychology and storytelling to research-backed data and workshopping challenges and problem solving. One not to miss.
Amiera Sawas, Chief Research and Engagement Officer, Climate Outreach
David Powell, Senior Engagement Advisor, Climate Outreach
With insights from sports organisations and athletes
To register for the Climate Communications workshop, please complete this form.
How Sustainability Can Drive Revenue for Sports & Entertainment Venues, brought to you by GOAL
Suitable for: Owners, operators, operational leaders and facilities teams for venues, arenas and stadia
We know that climate action is needed now and that sustainability is important to our stakeholders, but how do we get started? Sometimes we fear that sustainability will be an additional expense, which makes it difficult to prioritize, much less know what to do first. Together, we will discuss the challenges, explore the opportunities, and explicitly share ways that sustainability can be good business for sports and entertainment venues. Attendees will leave with tactical next steps for their sustainability journeys
Delivered by: GOAL Team, including Kristen Fulmer, Head of Sustainability
Followed by: Happy hour hosted by OVG Hospitality, off-site location TBC
To register for the GOAL workshop, please complete this form.