Sports organisations of all kinds and sustainability experts will gather next week for the BASIS (British Association for Sustainable Sport) Conference at Principality Stadium in Cardiff on 17th May 2022. This is the first BASIS conference for several years and over a hundred representatives have signed up to attend. BASIS hopes the Conference will help all sports organisations to think about how they can address their environmental impacts and improve their sustainability performance.
At this year’s BASIS conference over twenty speakers will deliver case studies, workshops, and panel sessions. Delegates from across the sporting and sustainability sectors will attend including operational managers, athletes and academics. There will be discussions on energy procurement, waste management, carbon emissions, fan engagement and more. The conference will also host workshops on sports clothing and equipment and sustainable sports surfaces. The full programme can be found on the BASIS website here: https://basis.org.uk/event/basis-annual-conference-17th-may-2022/
BASIS has been supporting sports clubs, venues and governing bodies with advice on sustainability for more than a decade, with its members including Arsenal Football Club, England Rugby, the Jockey Club and the ECB.
Dr Russell Seymour, CEO of BASIS, explains: “We have seen many sports clubs really up their game over recent years in terms of considering their role in mitigating against climate change and other environmental impacts, but there is still much that can be done”.
He adds: “The benefits of different organisations sharing ideas, best practice and solutions are huge, and our conference gives the sector a terrific opportunity to share and discuss current best practice.”