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...
EVERY NOW AND AGAIN, an ambitious upstart with an unrivalled drive and fierce will to win will upset the natural order in professional football. Europe could scarcely believe it when Greece beat Portugal in its own back yard to win the 2004 European Championships in Lisbon. Earlier that year,...
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...
The National Hockey League (NHL), UEFA and a partnership between the New York Yankees, Green Sports Alliance and PlanLED have been shortlisted for a Beyond Sport Award relating to climate action. NHL’s sustainability arm, NHL Green, has been recognised for its work to lower emissions, reduce waste and conserve water. Launched...