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October 19, 2020
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FIAS issues the “strategy for sustainable development” by 2030

This autumn the International SAMBO Federation launched Sustainability Strategy 2030. The FIAS Sustainability strategy plan aims to support activities with a clear vision, adaptation to new requirements and provide a sustainable event and to be a role model for SAMBO community and other sports federations around the world. In 2014, the International SAMBO federation made […]

Source: FIAS (Fédération Internationale de Sambo)
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October 14, 2020
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IBU commits to Sustainability Policy

The International Biathlon Union (IBU) today launched its Sustainability Policy. This Policy provides the roadmap for the federation’s ten-year Sustainability Strategy 2020-2030 and outlines how the IBU will honour its commitment to establishing biathlon as a leader in promoting and upholding the highest standards of sustainability in sport. The Policy builds on the work the […]

Source: IBU (International Biathlon Union)
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October 13, 2020
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How Adidas & Lululemon Are Helping Bolt Threads Launch Sustainable ‘Mushroom Leather’

Innovation in sustainable materials has abounded in recent years as brands become more aware of their environmental impact. But large-scale production and adoption has been a common challenge — one that Bolt Threads is hoping to disrupt. The material company has announced a consortium with four major global brands, in an effort to launch its […]

Source: Footwear News
Responsible Consumption
October 10, 2020
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Do sports teams’ sustainability efforts matter to fans?

To use a sports analogy, there will be winners and losers as a result of climate change. Certain sports, like outdoor winter sports and even surfing, are vulnerable to the effects of climate change. For example, decreased winter months will make it more challenging to host the Winter Olympics due to fewer eligible cities; changes […]

Source: The Eagle
Climate Action
October 6, 2020
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USOPC Forms College ‘Think Tank’ To Explore Vulnerabilities, Opportunities

October 6, 2020: The U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee and USOPC Collegiate Advisory Council said today it would lead a USOPC College Sports Sustainability Think Tank “to examine sustainable, broad-based college sports programming initiatives.” USOPC said the Think Tank would “focus on vulnerabilities facing varsity-level Olympic and Paralympic sports and ideate remedies to ensure lasting […]

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October 6, 2020
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Climate change and Covid is forcing sport to write its own comeback story

Author : Matthew Campelli “Those who love sport love a good comeback story.” That depends which side you’re cheering for. But the basic premise – articulated by Patricia Espinosa at the Sport Positive Summit in early October – that people love to see athletes and teams overcome the odds to secure an unexpected victory, is […]

Source: The Sustainability Report
October 6, 2020
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Why green sports are good sports

Why should the sports industry care about environmental sustainability? Simply put, the sports that we enjoy today could not take place without a natural environment to compete in, and sport ecology expert Dr Brian McCullough said sports can also benefit financially by going green. McCullough, an associate professor in the Department of Health and Kinesiology, […]

Source: ATM (Texas A&M University)
Climate Action
October 5, 2020
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Sky Sports News ‘albert certified’ for sustainability

Sky Sports News broadcast the first ‘green’ Transfer Deadline Day on Monday October 5 which was a certified three-star albert sustainable production.The albert certification, which is industry-backed and awarded by BAFTA, goes to productions that meet sustainable credentials, tackle the environmental impact of broadcasting, and inspire audiences to act on a more sustainable future. It […]

Source: Sportcal
Climate Action
October 2, 2020
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Suzann Pettersen becomes a Sustainable Golf Champion

Golf icon steps forward to help GEO Foundation establish new levels of awareness, action and the celebration of leadership across the sport Following a highly successful career as a professional golfer, Suzann Pettersen has established a new collaboration with the non-profit GEO Foundation, to help the mission of accelerating sustainability in and through golf around […]

Source: GEO Foundation
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October 1, 2020
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GAISF president, Raffaele Chiulli, explains that a focus on sustainability can stimulate growth for international sports federations that have been hit hard by the pandemic

In September 2020, PricewaterhouseCoopers published its latest Sports Survey. A piece of research that takes the temperature of the sports industry and neatly illustrates the opportunities and threats it should prepare to face, the Sports Survey is great intel. It’s hotly anticipated. But, in 2020, the major threat that we’re facing has been apparent for […]

Source: The Sustainability Report
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