2020 will long be remembered for the social upheaval and economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and resulting lockdown; few sectors were as badly affected as sport. Professional sport was suspended, and then gradually returned behind closed doors with no fans while recreational sport was banned impacting personal fitness and social interactions.
The Covid-19 pandemic hit as the world is at a tipping point of climate, ecological and waste crises which are worsening by the day. In response BASIS launched a consultation focussing on how the British sports sector could return from lockdown and #BuildBackBetter.
In this webinar Russell Seymour, BASIS Chief Executive and Dom Goggins, BASIS Communications Director, present the results of the consultation, discuss the response to the proposals and chart a course of action for the British sports sector to move forward and #BuildBackBetter for a more sustainable future.
Dan Epstein, Eva Macnamara, Jonathan Platt and Vicky Aston discuss topics such as; the practical implementation of low carbon solutions for clients and moving towards Net Zero as part of the shifting of the design approach towards circular economy principles. How sustainable practices in the project process can be driven by agreed policy and research to influence clients. How sport could benefit through funding providers using prescriptive and incentivised funding to inspire better choices in the design and build process. What does sustainable design mean at the grassroots level?
The Climate Emergency is driving design innovation and decision making which is ahead of planning policy, what are the implications?
Sustainability issues are currently high on the agenda both politically and socially and recent and upcoming legislation reflect its importance.
Sport is impacted by, and contributes to, environmental, social and economic issues and is in a strong place to act to reduce impacts and increase positive benefits. The question is how? The BASIS Certification Scheme provides organisations of all sizes, the opportunity to begin that journey towards achieving sustainability.
BASIS' Dom Goggins in conversation with football writer David Goldblatt and climate expert Andrew Simms to discuss the impact of climate change on sport, their Playing Against The Clock report, and the work of The Rapid Transition Alliance.
Lord Deben, Chair of the Climate Change Committee talks sport, sustainability and climate change with Dom Goggins, BASIS Communications DIrector. A lively and enlightening discussion.
WImbledon is the pinnacle of the tennis calendar.. With the 2020 Championships cancelled, we hear from Justin Smith, Head of Estate Development, and Hattie Park, Sustainability Manager, about their work to make the All England Club the pinnacle of sustainability in sport. The All England Club are proud members of BASIS.
The Football Association, England Hockey and the ECB discuss discuss the benefits of synthetic turf surfaces, including recycling and their end of life. A lively debate involving Notts Sports, SportsLabs, Tencate Grass and Re-Match, 4global and Tudor Grange Academies Trust.
Matt Kabir Floyd speaks to Clare Conner, Managing Director of the Womens Game at the ECB and Lauren Smith, England and and GB Badminton international, about the role sport has to play in society. From the impact of Black Lives Matter on sport, to improving health and social outcomes, they discuss how to drive lasting change.
How will sport be unlocked after the pandemic? A group of experts from the supply industries discuss the changes and adaptations that will be required and how it might look to re-stage sport in the coming months and years. How can we strive to deliver sustainable sports events?
How do we ensure that the message of sustainability continues to be at the forefront of sport's thinking when we emerge from the pandemic? Can it help to embed sustainable practices into match day delivery? Dom Goggins, Communications Director for BASIS leads a discussion on a new message for sport and how it can be rolled out.
Concluding the BASIS series of 12 webinars, this focuses on a number of highlights, hearing from groups and organisations that have their own sustainability stories to tell. The R&A on their ground-breaking Golf Course 2030 project, as well as the work of both the Extinction Rebellion Cricket Club and Planet Earth Games. Participants share their own sustainability stories. The webinar discusses the best ideas and starts to map out the future for sustainability in sport.