A wood of 500 trees will be planted by Arsenal Football Club at its London Colney training ground in a bid to enhance its reputation as the Premier League’s sustainability pioneer. The first 100 trees of ‘Colney Wood’ have been planted by first-team players Hector Bellerin, Petr Cech and Aaron...
The IAAF is hoping to collect its first batch of “real-time” competition data around air quality and how it affects athlete performance during next year’s World Relays in Japan. Yokohama was selected to host the fourth edition of the event in May 2019. It’s now being mooted as the starting...
UEFA’s Euro 2020 Championships will be the focal point for an ambitious environmental management pilot project that will produce a new set of sustainability guidelines for the football sector. The Environmental Management Guidelines will be designed by TACKLE (Teaming up for a Conscious Kick for the Legacy of Environment), a...
THE DUTCH FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION (KNVB) HAS PLEDGED to help the nation’s 3,000 grassroots sports clubs significantly lower their energy costs and environmental impact by brokering renewable energy deals and facilitating finance opportunities for energy-saving equipment. As part of De Groene Club (The Green Club) project, the KNVB has partnered with...
THE CITY CHOSEN TO HOST THE 2026 WINTER OLYMPIC GAMES will be the first required to sign a Host City Contract that includes sustainability criteria in the areas of sport, venue development, brand identity, procurement agreements, governance and finance. Calgary, Stockholm and an Italian bid involving Milan and Cortina D’Ampezzo...
AROUND 25,000 AMATEUR GERMAN FOOTBALL CLUBS will have the opportunity to bid for funding to make their facilities more environmentally efficient after the nation was successful in its bid to host the 2024 UEFA European Championships. Establishing a German Sports Climate Fund was one of the sustainability commitments made by...
A COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH TO ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP can aid elite sporting performance and help teams achieve goals, according to the sustainability manager of Volvo Ocean Race team Vestas 11th Hour Racing. Last week, the team dubbed the 2017/18 campaign’s “most sustainable” published an extensive report highlighting the various sustainability initiatives and...
REWARDS OF $10,000 WILL BE OFFERED to organisations or individuals in sailing who are undertaking innovative, impactful and replicable sustainability projects. World Sailing will allocate the funding in order to sustain the chosen projects over the next three years. Working with sustainability specialists, 11th Hour Racing, the governing body is inviting...
A BIODIVERSITY PROJECT DEVELOPED TO mitigate the environmental impact of this month’s Ryder Cup competition could be replicated across all 700 golf courses in France. Around 250,000 fans are expected to descend on Le Golf National in Paris between 25 and 30 September for the Europe vs US competition, disrupting...
THE 2017/18 SEASON WASN’T A VINTAGE ONE for FK Austria Vienna. A seventh placed-finish (out of 10 teams) and a 4-0 home drubbing at the hands of fierce city rival Rapid is not the kind of return the second most successful club in the country expects. Red Bull Salzburg may...