Twelve ministers from across the European Union have come together to form an expert working group to discuss the ways sport can play a role in tackling environmental issues. Led by French minister Laura Flessel and backed by the European Commission, the group met for the first time in Paris...
NFL franchise Seattle Seahawks has been recognised for its sustainability initiatives, including composting, sustainable food and introducing ocean-degradable straws. The team and its venue, CenturyLink Field, won the Sustainability and Community Award at the Stadium Business Awards, hosted in Manchester. Described as “one of the most environmentally-friendly and sustainable sports and...
11th Hour Racing, the sustainability partner of Volvo Ocean Race, has supercharged its Ambassador Programme and revealed its first batch of grants for 2018. Mudratz Inc, Clean Water Fund and The Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival have been identified by ambassadors for 11th Hour Racing’s first grant funding round of the...
A petition organised by a 19-year-old football fan has convinced German football club Borussia Dortmund to introduce a returnable beaker system for drinks to cut down on plastic use. The eight-time German Bundesliga champion currently has a system which uses recyclable cornstarch beakers to serve beer, but will now “lay...
FIFA has set aside $10m for its sustainability, human rights and anti-discrimination programme over the next four years, according to the organisation’s annual report. The sum is part of a wider $2.3bn investment budget for development and education for the 2019-2022 cycle. Of that budget, the majority ($1.3bn) will be allocated...
Lancashire County Cricket Club has launched a reusable cup system to reduce its reliance on single-use plastic ahead of next year’s Cricket World Cup. The cups, which will cost fans a £1 deposit, will be used for the first time on 24 June, when England hosts Australia in the fifth...
More than 100 committees, organisations and venues in the French sport sector have made commitments to reduce their environmental impact by signing a charter of 15 eco-responsibilities. Gathered together by French sports minister Laura Flessel, the signatories made pledges regarding sustainable food, transport, procurement, waste and natural resources, among others. The...
If every team in the English Premier League added a single penny to its ticket price for every match to offset carbon for a season, it would have the same impact as protecting 1,000,000 trees, taking nearly 6,000 cars off the road for a year and rebalancing the energy...
Plans to transform the FIA World Rallycross Championship into an all-electric car competition have been approved by the World Council of the motorsport governing body. From 2020, the championship will be known as the FIA Electric World Rallycross Championship, with all teams competing with two 500kW electric motors, a common...
Spectators at the big Leinster Gaelic Football semi-final this weekend (10 June) will be served hot beverages in vegetable-based plastics as Croke Park attempts to phase out disposable plastics. The cups will be disposed of in the stadium’s organic waste streams, where they will be composted and made available to...