Meath Sport – Playing the long game

“Project Long Game is a unique project – I’m not aware of any other local authority doing something like this.” (Russell Seymour, CEO BASIS) Meath sport’s latest initiative – a sustainability and sport project aimed at the county’s clubs and sportspeople – was the topic of conversation at the kick-off event in Navan last Saturday. […]

Impact 3 Zero + Meath Sport

Meath sport and sustainability

What’s happening? Impact 3 Zero are delighted to announce that we will be promoting sustainability through grassroots sport in Co. Meath in partnership with Meath Local Sports Partnership and Meath County Council. In doing so, Meath LSP will be the first Local Sports Partnership in Ireland to develop a county-wide sustainability programme. Why is Meath […]

BASIS 2022 Awards – Celebrating sustainable sport

Who’s doing it? For a decade, BASIS (British Association for Sustainable Sport) has championed sport’s power to guide society towards environmental and social sustainability. On Tuesday 1st November, BASIS hosted its annual awards event at Chelsea FC’s Stamford Bridge stadium, celebrating those clubs and organisations putting sustainability at the heart of their activities.  What did […]

Sport & Fossil Fuel Sponsorship – A Changing Dynamic

What’s happening? The relationship between sport and sponsoring fossil fuel companies has historically been one of mutual convenience. The flow of game-supporting revenue, in return for a ‘licence to operate’ in sport’s passion-filled environments. With increased awareness of the climate crisis and its social impacts, a different conversation is emerging. One with profound implications for […]

Scope F – Impact x 100

Who’s doing it? Planet League is a behaviour-tech entertainment platform, using the power of sport to drive action on climate change.  Partnering with 72 professional football clubs in the UK and placing education programmes in over 500 schools, it has inspired over 77,000 positive climate actions from football fans.  What have they done? Planet League […]

Budgeting for Sustainability in 2023

Sustainabil,ity finance and budgeting for sport in ireland in 2023

It’s been impossible to miss the climate crisis’s growing impacts during the past fortnight. With extreme temperatures hitting Europe, major sporting events were affected in ways we highlighted in a piece last week. The Irish government is locked in negotiations about emissions targets for the agri-industry and even the two hopefuls in the Conservative Party […]

Extreme Heat: A warning to sport

Extreme heat and the impacts on sport - why sustainability is important for sport

What’s happening? This week’s European heatwave is a compelling reminder of the increasingly prevalent risks and impacts to sport. With extreme temperatures and weather warnings across the continent, sport has been forced to respond. How has sport been affected? A variety of sports has been affected – many visibly and in ways previously unseen. Five […]

Irish sport’s dirty word

This article was published in the June 16th edition of ‘The Pitch’ by Ian Mallon in the Irish Examiner. Read the full article here. BY 2030 ‘Sustainability’ will be the most important non-sporting commercial activation across all Irish sports bodies. But for now it’s sport’s dirty word, with very little action and very few strategies […]

In Partnership – VLY and Impact 3 Zero

Volleyball ireland Impact 3 Zero Sustainability and Sport Agency

Volleyball Ireland has announced a new collaboration with Impact 3 Zero, a dedicated sports and sustainability ‘impact agency’. This is aimed at helping Volleyball Ireland build a comprehensive sustainability strategy and shape the healthiest future for itself, community and environment. “Makes complete sense” “Our new engagement with Impact 3 Zero makes complete sense,” says Gary […]