Sustainability and Sport Book

Sustainability and Sport Book

Network Contributes to New Collection On Sport and Sustainability

A new edited collection of essays entitled Sustainability and Sport, available through Common Ground Publishing Books, is a synthesis of contemporary insights and expertise offered by a group of thirty-four practitioners and academics in the field. The book includes a contribution from the European Healthy Stadia Network (Matthew Philpott, Network Coordinator) detailing the links between sustainability strategies and improved levels of public health, which is supplemented with a case study from Lord’s Cricket Ground (Russell Seymour, Sustainability Manager) on their waste management and recycling programme.
This seminal book details insights from experts in making sport more sustainable, and in using sport to promote sustainability. It is a guide for good practice within the sports industry, as well as a research and knowledge exchange guide for the burgeoning field of sport and sustainability.

Speaking at the launch of the new volume, co-editor Professor Keith Gilbert said: “I am delighted with the positive responses which we have received regarding this theoretical and practical text on sustainability and sport. It is the first of its kind and adds significantly to the plethora of academic work which will be published between now and the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics. As you know one of the main themes running across the 2012 Games is the notion of sustainability and this book captures most of the thinking from a myriad of authors. The contribution from the European Healthy Stadia Network is innovative and thoughtful and firmly places the text in the practical realm which was one of the important aspects in the development of the book.”

A significant section of the book is devoted to fostering sustainability at the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, including perspectives on event management, sustainable development and urban regeneration, event legacies, corporate sponsorship activation, and maximizing engagement with sport event audiences.

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