MCG environmental efforts recognised at national awards

The MCG has been recognised for its achievements in sustainability, receiving the inaugural #SEA Change Solutions award at the Sports Environment Alliance summit held in Melbourne.

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Sports Environment Alliance – Malcolm Speed AO, SEA Chairman on 3AW

Sports Environment Alliance – SEAson 2 approaching

At tonight’s official Sports Environment Alliance (SEA) SEAson 2 event, held at AFL House, we are excited to celebrated the growing group of Foundation Members that represent the pillars for which SEA will be supported. By joining SEA, these organisations are establishing the knowledge and networks, needed, to empower Australasian sport industry stakeholders to become environmental stewards.

The […]

Future Proofing Sport

Our Executive Director, Dr Sheila Nguyen recently visited Coventry University to moderate for a panel that focused on environmental sustainability in sport (titled:  ‘Future Proofing Sport: Strategies to protect our natural assets’).

Sheila was joined by fellow #SEAchangers, such as:

1. Julia Palle, Formula E
2. Darren Crossman, Millennium Stadium and Welsh Rugby Union
3. Russell Seymour, Marylebone Cricket Club and […]

Time right to relaunch Green Round, say Speed and Demetriou

SPORTS powerbroker Malcolm Speed AO and former CEO Andrew Demetriou believe the time could be right to relaunch the AFL’s green themed round.

Green Round was held in 2009 with the aim to make Australian football more climate friendly, but it didn’t return to the AFL calendar.

It may have been ahead of its time, according to […]

Sports Environment Alliance – Foundation Members Announced

At last night’s official Sports Environment Alliance (SEA) launch event, held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, over 100 sport, and environment, industry guests celebrated the milestone announcement of SEA’s Foundation Members. Foundation Members represent the pillars for which SEA will be supported.  These sport organisations are the first to commit to establishing the knowledge and […]

Scientists warn climate change is affecting Australia’s sports market

The Climate Institute is warning that the viability of Australian sport is being threatened by global warming. Last year, a record number of tennis players retired due to extreme temperatures at the Australian Open. Public health experts say heat policies across sporting codes must be reviewed for the health of the players. There is also the financial burden […]

Australian sport needs to lift game on climate issues, Olympians and sport bosses say

Scientists are warning the viability of Australia’s $12 billion sports market is being threatened by global warming and extreme weather events. A new report from the Climate Institute said policies for dealing with extreme heat were variable and often inadequate and should be urgently reviewed.

Failure to do so could lead to an athlete’s death, the report […]

Can sport be sustainable?

The word ‘sustainability’ may conjure images of polar bears and green frogs and, in most cases, is seen by the public as a social issue addressed by activist groups, government and businesses. High-profile, media loved industries can be added to this mix to improve
ecologically conscious public awareness, attitudes and action. The highly influential cinema (through the likes of George Clooney) and music (through the likes of […]