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The GreenSport Forum

Bringing together community sports bodies, clubs and event organisers, exchanging ideas and experiences on how to reduce the carbon footprint from community sport

26 April 2022 , Birmingham County FA

Strategies, policies, experiences, real stories and successes to be told, lessons to be learnt, ideas and experiences to be shared

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Svend Elkjaer, Founder/Director Sports Marketing Network

Chair and It’s all about change in community sport and physical activity

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Svend Elkjaer founded the Sports Marketing Network in 2005 for people involved with the commercial, community and marketing issues across all sports and physical activity; be it club, governing body, local authority or private sports deliverer.  He has been described as a ‘positive disruptor in community sport.’

Over the last eight years, more than 4,000 sports providers have benefitted from SMN’s services attending our workshops and presentations, being mentored or receiving consultancy. SMN has also advised, consulted and trained several organisations and public bodies including the Rugby Football Union, Football Association, Cricket Scotland, British Gymnastics, Sport Hub Denmark, Copenhagen City Council, Sport Wales, England Golf, England Athletics, sportscotland, etc

 

Katie Cross, Founder, Pledgeball

Engagement: harnessing the football communities to tackle climate

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Katie Cross Pledgeball in 2019. Pledgeball is a research-proven and driven organisation that mobilises football fans to tackle climate change. Pledgeball works with stakeholders from across the football community, from clubs to County FAs to the FSA.

Winners of FootballCan2041 and finalists at the World Football Summit, Pledgeball was also invited to speak at COP26 alongside partners Spirit of Football and has been invited to do the same at COP27.

Richard Lindsay. Business Insights Manager, Birmingham County FA

Empowering grassroots football to support the ambitious goal of creating a low carbon greener game

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Katie Cross Pledgeball in 2019. Pledgeball is a research-proven and driven organisation that mobilises football fans to tackle climate change. Pledgeball works with stakeholders from across the football community, from clubs to County FAs to the FSA.

Winners of FootballCan2041 and finalists at the World Football Summit, Pledgeball was also invited to speak at COP26 alongside partners Spirit of Football and has been invited to do the same at COP27.

Stuart Slaney, Co-Chairman, Shoreham FC

How Shoreham FC are focusing on the main contributors to climate change energy, transport and food/catering

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Thom Rawson, Head of Sustainability, Football For Future

How community sports organisations can become more sustainable

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Hugh Braidwood Student Sport & Physical Activity Development Coordinators, University of East Anglia

How sustainability is part of everything they do at University of East Anglia’s sports department

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Bayley Wooldridge Student Sport & Physical Activity Development Coordinators, University of East Anglia

How sustainability is part of everything they do at University of East Anglia’s sports department

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Jo Little, Business Development Managar, Planet Mark

How Sport and Leisure Organisations can be part of the Climate solution

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Jo Little has vast experience in account management, ensuring the success and delivery of a project runs smoothly and efficiently. Having studied the CISL Business Sustainability Management she’s now working closely with businesses to unlock their potential for transformational change.

 Emma Monkman, Access and Environment Officer, British Orienteering 

How orienteering are improving on their climate change impact

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Emma Monkton was recruited to the post of Access and Environment Officer for British Orienteering in July 2021. This shows a shift in sporting perspectives as until recently environment academics were not considered to have a role in national sports governing bodies

An undergraduate degree in international relations and development led to a masters in environmental politics and climate change. Emma is working in conjunction with her colleagues at the International Orienteering Federation Environment and Sustainability Commission to produce a research paper on the environmental impact

David Gent, Chief Executive Officer, Active Humber

How we can begin to turn things around by incorporating simple and easy changes into all of our daily lives

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