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Agenda confirmed for BASIS Conference

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Press Release: BASIS Sustainable Sports Conference

Date: Thursday 19th November

Location: Lord’s Cricket Ground, London.

The British Association for Sustainable Sport is pleased to announce their 5th Annual Sustainable Sports Conference, this year to be held at the iconic Lord’s Cricket ground. The conference is aimed at sport and environmental professionals at all levels and will provide key learning areas for sports facilities from community to professional venues to reduce their environmental footprint. The conference will particularly focus on how sport in the UK can engage with the climate change discussion and the degradation of environments key to the delivery of sport in the UK.

Highlights include: An opening keynote address from Lord Deben (Chairman – Committee on Climate Change) on climate change in the UK and globally. Niall Dunne CSO for BT will open our afternoon sessions with the story of BT Sport’s Go 100 percent renewable campaign and how sport can do its bit to make a difference.

Additionally we will hear from sport specific examples of initiatives across the breadth of sport in the UK, for example:

Sustainability from a Sport and NGB perspective to include Forest Green Rovers, the RYA, the ECB and Sport England;

Solutions sessions from behaviour change at the Jockey Club to energy and waste management at key venues from around the UK.

Further details and to register your attendance visit the BASIS website http://basis.org.uk/events/the-basis-playing-better-challenge/

Confirmed delegates include:

Lord’s Cricket Ground
Arsenal’s Emirate Stadium
The Jockey Club
BT Sport
University of Gloucestershire
University of Cardiff
Sport England

RYA/Green Blue
Golf Environment Organisation
Pitch Sports Group
The Royal & Ancient Golf Club
Eight Ash Green Cricket Club
The Curve
National Union of Students
Environment Association for Universities and Colleges
The Climate Coalition


Surfers Against Sewage host Global Waves Conference

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Cornwall & London played host to this ambitious conference, with the passion, creativity and energy you would expect if you have been following the campaigning of Surfers Against Sewage – who successfully hosted the Global Annual event, now in its 5th year since its inception in 2010 in Tenerife.

With three days of talks, panels and inspiring videos, surfing was very much on the cards with delegates arriving a few days early to see what conditions the UK had offer (and in some cases each morning before the first presenters arrived on stage).

Although the swells at the bottom of the cliffs of the Bedruthan Steps Hotel were unable to match the usual fair for the professional surfers who flew in to attend the event it was clear from the audience, sponsors and exhibitors that the issues discussed at the event affected everyone within the surfing community and that there was a significant will to be part of a solution.

You can read more about the conference here

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BASIS Announces Sustainable Sport Conference

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The British Association for Sustainable Sport Announces Invitation to Fifth Annual Sustainable Sport Conference and Playing Better Challenge.

The Lord’s Cricket Ground, London to play host to sustainable sport initiative

London, 19th September 2014: Sustainable Sports group BASIS will be hosting their Annual Sustainable Sports Conference on Thursday 19th November 2015 at Lord’s Cricket Ground, London.


All delegates are welcome, with early bird tickets available through to Midnight 30th September. Tickets available here: http://basis.org.uk/events/the-basis-playing-better-challenge/

This conference will bring together people from professional, university and community sport including governing bodies, clubs and venues along with policy makers, academics and others.

Playing Better Challenge

The conference will see the launch of the inaugural Playing Better Challenge in association with Hubbub. The challenge will see clubs pitch to an audience of Sustainability Dragons from the world of sport. These Dragons will provide free mentorship to clubs in implementing sustainability practices which will cut costs allowing clubs funds to be spent where they matter most. Interested clubs in being selected to pitch their club and goals should email [email protected]


The common thread is the desire to incorporate sustainable development principles into our organisations, to reduce our environmental impacts, enhance the communities we live and work in and reduce costs of operations.

The event will be concluded by a number of breakout sessions lead by sports industry leaders, including:

Sport England,


University of Gloucestershire’s Students’ Union

Cardiff University

The Golf Environment Organisation

Topics include sustainability in community, professional and university sports, energy use in sports venues, sport and climate change in the run up to COP21 and Sport Governing bodies and Sustainability.

Further information: http://basis.org.uk/events/the-basis-playing-better-challenge/