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,...
FIFA will launch around 150 sustainability initiatives for the upcoming World Cup in Russia – and will put sustainability at the heart of its decision to choose a winning bidder for the 2026 tournament. In a short, but wide-ranging address at the Sustainable Innovation in Sport conference in Amsterdam, FIFA’s...
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...
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...
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...
Four individuals, groups or organisations will be recognised for their contribution to green sports during the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta. The Olympic Council of Asia, the governing body responsible for overseeing Olympic sport in the continent, has established the OCA Sports and Environment Awards to celebrate sport as a...
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 arrival of Wayne Rooney may grab the headlines, but MLS franchise DC United has moved to boost its sustainability credentials by partnering with a LEED-accredited recycling company ahead of its move to Audi Field Stadium. A multi-year partnership has been agreed between Audi Field (DC United’s new LEED Gold...
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...
Atlant Ocean Racing Spain, the new owner of the Volvo Ocean Race, has pledged to develop the competition’s sustainability programme ahead of the next race in 2021. The organisation, led by Richard Brisius, Johan Salén (who were appointed as president and vice-president of Volvo Ocean Race last November) and Jan...