An ice rink originally built for the 1952 Winter Olympics in Oslo is being completely redeveloped to use zero fossil fuels. The New Jordal Amfi, due to be completed in September 2019, will be used for professional hockey matches and community activities. Working with the Norwegian University of Technology and Science,...
The racing team of Sir Ben Ainslie has parted company with its exclusive sustainability partner after receiving investment from Ineos, a chemical, oil and gas company associated with fracking, SSJ can reveal. Ineos has replaced Land Rover as the principal sponsor of the sailing team, investing £110m to challenge for...
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...
Arsenal Football Club’s move to operate its 60,000-capacity Emirates Stadium using 100% renewable energy has prevented 5.7 million kilograms of carbon dioxide being pumped into the atmosphere. In 2016, the Premier League football club signed a long-term partnership with renewables specialist Octopus Energy to divert the venue away from using...
A new five-year strategy to make professional hockey more environmentally responsible has been unveiled as part of the National Hockey League’s (NHL) second wide-ranging sustainability report. The ambitious blueprint has been set out in three distinct areas of action – innovate, transform and inspire – and will attempt to build...
Organisations that fail to protect biodiversity when planning sports events or infrastructure could leave themselves prone to financial or regulatory penalties, according to a new report. The Biodiversity and Sport report, published by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), warned that accessing finance for sports projects could be...
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...
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...