The increasing human population is having an increasingly negative effect on the environment. From air, water and ground pollution, to climate change, deforestation, ocean and rain acidification, ozone depletion and global warming. The more of us there are, the more space and resources we take up, and the more waste we produce, without means to effectively dispose of it. Ironically, even as sports promote health, they can also degrade the environment upon which good health depends via the environmentally irresponsible development of sports facilities, littering and waste generation by participants and spectators, and energy consumption1.
 Source: Charles W. Schmidt, Environmental Health Perspectives (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1459948/)
To make a change, the global SAPA Movement must:
Forest Green Rovers
Sustainability is central to everything Forest Green Rovers do. From solar panels and electric vehicle charging points at The New Lawn stadium to their vegan matchday menu, they strive to be the greenest football club in the world. The entire club is powered by 100% green energy from Ecotricity, some of which is generated with the solar panels on the stadium roof and the solar tracker at the ground entrance.
It is supported by Ecotricity, EESI Group Services, Grundon, Quorn and Sea Shepherd.
The New Lawn Stadium Another Way
Nailsworth GL6 0FG, United Kingdom
Sport for All and the Environment
The Sport for All and the Environment (SForAE) project raises awareness of the benefits of implementing ecological behaviour in Sport for All. Its purpose is environmental education related to sport and the promotion of sport in a safe and clean environment. The project supports different sport events with promotional materials and free of charge canned drinks. The events must be organised sustainably, including collection and recycling of empty cans. The project is funded by the European Commission Erasmus + programme and has developed recommendations that can be found in the “Green Guidelines. How to conduct a sustainable sport event”. (http://www.sforae.eu/pdf/2018_SFORAE_GREEN_GUIDELINES.pdf)
It is supported by Czech Association for Sport for All, Slovak Sport for All Association, Hungarian Leisure Sport Association and Przemyski Runners Club
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