IN THE MIND OF MANY AMERICANS, Atlanta’s Westside holds an undisputed historical significance for its role in the civil rights movement. It was the base from which Martin Luther King Jr and other civil rights activists fought for the liberties not yet afforded to African Americans. Liberties largely taken...
Ten guidelines designed to help sports organisations improve their sustainability operations has been published by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Sustainability Essentials is the first of several guides being developed by the body in a bid to help National Olympic Committees, International Sports Federations, and other sport organisations comply with...
The National Hockey League (NHL), UEFA and a partnership between the New York Yankees, Green Sports Alliance and PlanLED have been shortlisted for a Beyond Sport Award relating to climate action. NHL’s sustainability arm, NHL Green, has been recognised for its work to lower emissions, reduce waste and conserve water. Launched...
The organising committee responsible for golf’s prestigious Ryder Cup tournament has pledged to deliver on France’s comprehensive sustainable events charter as part of its Green Drive. With the support of Ryder Cup Europe, the organising committee and the sustainability-focused GEO Foundation, the tournament will adhere to the 15 points on...
Implementing new forms of mobility and reducing construction-related carbon emissions in Olympic host cities are among the top priorities for C40 after it cemented its partnership with the IOC. The two organisations announced their formal relationship last month, revealing intentions to help successful bidders implement climate change initiatives to counter...
Two major professional sports franchises in Detroit, Michigan have outlawed PDF paper ticketing for all matches. After partnering with Ticketmaster, NHL team the Detroit Red Wings, and Detroit Pistons of the NBA, will be using smartphone ticketing as their “primary method of entry”. Despite the positive effect such a policy will...
All 20 Premier League football clubs and major sports governing bodies, including the Football Association (FA) and Rugby Football Union (RFU), will likely have to report their energy use, carbon emissions and energy efficiency measures from next April. A new framework has been unveiled by the British government, calling for...
Juventus, Italy’s most successful football team, has become the latest club to unveil a kit made using recycled ocean plastic. The team’s third kit for the 2018/19 season has been manufactured using 100% recycled polyester and plastic recovered by Parley Ocean Plastic. Adidas, the kit manufacturer, has already produced several kits...
An airtight all-glass facade that can withstand extreme cold (-50°c), and heat (150°c) is being developed for the new International Olympic Committee (IOC) headquarters. The silicone sealant material that will hold the glass panels and metal frames together will create extensive energy saving for Olympic House, which the IOC hopes...
The architect working on the University of Portsmouth’s environmentally-friendly sport centre is using sustainable design to challenge the status quo around fitness centre comfort. While most sports centre and gyms manipulate temperature to facilitate sport and exercise, the new facility – which is on target to receive BREEAM Outstanding certification...