A zero waste and carbon neutral FIFA World Cup has been promised by the bid committee hoping to bring the 2026 edition to North America, while competitor Morocco has revealed an innovative modular stadium strategy and eco-friendly transport plan. After bid documents were submitted in late-March, the two-horse race to...
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...
Julia Pallé, Formula E’s senior sustainability consultant, has been named as the new president of Sport and Sustainability International (SandSI). Pallé was elected to the position at the SandSI General Assembly in Amsterdam, and laid out the organisation’s vision for 2019 to its members and other stakeholders in the sport...
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...
The next generation of electric Formula E cars will make their debut when the race comes to Saudi Arabia for the first time in December. Formula E has signed a 10-year agreement with the General Sports Authority and Saudi Arabian Motor Federation to host the electric race car series in...
Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) – one of the most iconic venues in cricket – has implemented an innovative organic dehydrator system, which turns its food and garden waste into a soil additive for the surrounding Yarra Park. The Gaia machine, which is distributed locally by Australian company Eco Guardians, prevents...
Sports clubs and governing bodies all need to reduce carbon emissions and other environmental impacts. That is the key message from The Climate Coalition’s latest report, Game Changers, that lays bare the significant impact changing weather is having on sports in the UK, with a particular focus on golf, cricket...
Legendary ice hockey star Viacheslav Fetisov will take centre stage when the last ever match in the Arctic takes place in spring 2019. The match is being organised by United Nations Environment to highlight the damage being done to the Arctic, widely recognised as one of the Earth’s most fragile...
Athletes from across the North American sporting landscape have donated their jerseys to raise money to reduce climate impact in Kenya and increase safe drinking water. The Global Jersey Exchange, devised by sport and sustainable development organisation Underdogs United, has seen athletes from the NFL, NHL, NBA, MLB and Canada’s...
A three megawatt energy storage system powered by used electric car batteries has gone live at the Johan Cruijff ArenA (formerly known as the Amsterdam ArenA). Using power supplied by the equivalent of 148 Nissan LEAF batteries, the system can supply the stadium, its visitors, neighbours and the Dutch energy...