Environmental certifications of sport facilities and events

Authored by: Sheila N. Nguyen

Routledge Handbook of Sport and the Environment

Print publication date:  August  2017
Online publication date:  July  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138666153
eBook ISBN: 9781315619514
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315619514.ch16

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Abstract

The delivery of the industry’s core business is sport and recreation for spectatorship and participation. Across the industry, buyers, suppliers, vendors, partners, fans, employees, athletes, government, and others partake in events, matches, and celebrations and use infrastructure, spaces, and places of play. With the growth of the sport and recreation industry globally, its stakeholders and where they engage contribute to its overall footprint on our natural environment; the level of impact and the rate of resource exhaustion influencing changing climate is concerning. Thus, the sport and recreation industry is taking an active role in protecting its most important business asset: the natural environment.

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