Sport and the environment: the roundup
Since the UN Sports for Climate Action Framework was published in December 2018, an increasing number of sport organizations and individuals have committed to take better care of our common home.
Here’s a roundup of some of the top sport and environment stories from the past few months:
At the Sustainable Brands conference in Paris the message was clear: be bold about sustainability, or “face the prospect of being useless”.
The French professional football governing body and the environmental NGO WWF signed a partnership in April to reduce the ecological footprint of football clubs.
A campaign fronted by “big star footballers” aimed at getting young males to ditch single-use plastics will be launched by Sky during the 2019/20 football season.
Mathieu Flamini exclusive interview: ‘I have always felt connected to nature so I am using my position to change the world’.
The International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) teams up with marine conservation group Ghost Fishing Foundation on a sustainability project.
Major League Soccer has committed to offset all carbon emissions associated with club travel for the entirety of the 2019 season.
MLS club Seattle Sounders and Real Betis of Spain have joined Forest Green Rovers to become the first batch of professional sports clubs to pledge climate neutrality.
Released to mark Earth Day this year, the IOC published two new sustainable sourcing guides as part of series of sustainability guides addressed to OCOGs and the Olympic Movement.
The New York Yankees baseball organization has aligned itself with the Paris Agreement by signing on to the UN Sports for Climate Action Framework.
Adidas has been working on an innovative technology which allows them the grounding of the sneaker into pellets that can be used and reused to create new sneakers.