A battery storage system that can store enough energy to power the 60,000-capacity Emirates Stadium for a 90-minute football match has been installed by Arsenal Football Club. The London club is the first in the UK to integrate such a system into its stadium. Installed by UK-based provider Pivot Power,...
Glasgow Warriors, the Pro 14 rugby club, has set the ambitious goal of transforming its Scotstoun home into a fully recyclable and compostable stadium on match days. During this evening’s league match against Cardiff Blues (23 November), the majority of packaging for spectator catering will be fully recyclable or compostable. A...
The FIS Alpine World Ski Championship 2019 has become the latest major sports event to achieve ISO 20121 certification – and is aiming to be climate neutral. Åre 2019, the event organiser, achieved the standard following an external audit by the Research Institutes of Sweden after meeting all the environmental,...
The code devised by the Tokyo 2020 Olympic organising committee around the sustainable sourcing of timber is being reviewed, amid suggestions that plywood being used to build venues could come from “illegal” sources. Since July 2018, Games organisers have been holding discussions with NGOs, timber experts and certification scheme owners...
Four out of five sports federations across Europe have no formal objectives related to environmental sustainability, a study on sports governance has revealed. While 20% of sports federations could articulate objectives and actions aimed at promoting environmental sustainability, 89% failed to evaluate the impact of those policies. Around 22% of...
One of the most important tournaments in the PGA’s calendar has maintained its status as the largest verified zero waste event in the world. The 2018 Waste Management Phoenix Open achieved 100% landfill diversion through recycling, composting, donation, reuse and waste-to-energy. For the sixth year in a row, the competition...
The International Federation for Equestrian Sports (FEI) is updating its Sustainability Handbook in line with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standards – the most widely-adopted global standards for sustainability reporting. After making the decision to adopt GRI earlier this year, the FEI started to adapt to each of the GRI...
A standardised system for analysing ocean health is being developed thanks to Volvo Ocean Race and its extensive work investigating the damage being done to the sea by microplastics. During the 2017/18 Volvo Ocean Race season, a scientific consortium working with the sailing competition found microplastics in 66 out of...
Finding cities capable of hosting the Winter Olympic Games is becoming increasingly challenging as a result of climate change, according to International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach. Bach said that while geographical obstacles limited the number of potential host cities anyway, the issue was being exacerbated by the changing...
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...