In the follow-up of Earth Day 2023, the Green Sports Hub Europe partnership has launched a new self-assessment tool for sports organisations to understand and improve their environmental impact with over 50 organisations taking part so far.
Sport, in various forms, has been a constantly evolving phenomenon which has produced huge leaps of innovation both in commercial practices and athletic performance. Alongside this expansion and innovation, however, comes an increased impact on our environment. At many levels, sport organisations have been active on environmental sustainability, but to truly achieve a sustainable sports industry there needs to be a sustained attempt at implementing new practices at all levels of sport.
As we all begin to reduce our impact on the planet, we see that it is difficult to assess our own environmental and climate performance. Issues can range from waste, mobility, biodiversity, energy, resources and much more – but how do you know where to start with limited resources? The new Self-Assessment Tool helps organisations to know where they should focus their efforts, with 6 modules covering: event management; natural environment; governance; resource management; facilities; and host/venue selection – you will have specific ideas of how to mitigate and limit your climate impact.
Either as a beacon of excellence or a newcomer to the world of sustainability – the time is now for sport entities to embark on this journey! Take the assessment now!