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GSS launches crowdfunding website with sustainability experts to support the development of its educational platform and to provide free educational places

July 05 2023

Global Sustainable Sport have launched a crowdfunding website in partnership with its sustainability educational experts, Daniel Cade and Nico Decurtins to raise funding to support the development of its educational programme and to provide free places on the programme for students and those that can’t afford the programme.

GSS Educational Programme

The GSS Educational Programme will provide everything that is needed to understand the most important aspects of sport and sustainability, helping individuals and organisations to become GSS Champions of Sustainability. The self-paced, online programme will equip sustainability managers, senior execs, and industry  professionals with an insight into sustainability, with essentials as well as in-depth views – delivered by industry experts.

The programme allows for a customised curriculum approach allowing individuals or organisations to create their own programmes of workshops & modules or to sign up to the whole course. The Core Modules are built upon one another providing a solid roadmap to follow. The Deep Dive modules see industry experts provide insights into some of the most relevant areas of sustainability in sport.

Each module will take around 120-180 minutes and is composed of different elements such as videos, readings, quizzes, or podcasts.

Supporting the educational modules workshops will be organised throughout the year, involving industry experts sharing their knowledge and experience across each of the seven GSS Sustainable Pillars of Sport.

All modules and workshops are free to organisations who are participating in the GSS Champions Programme or can be purchased on an individual basis.


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Crowdfunding to support sustainable education

The crowdfunding website aims to provide funding to support the production costs for the course and to help promote sustainable education:

  • For the platform via which the course will be created and offered on.
  • For the time needed to create the different content pieces
  • For the costs to create the video content in a studio with proper equipment to make sure that the user experience is as professional as possible.

Co-designer of the educational programme Daniel Cade stated:

“This idea has evolved as a direct result of our consulting work. To roll-out a robust, meaningful, and impactful sustainability strategy everyone within the organisation has to be on board. We’ve found in the past that the understanding as to what sustainability is, how it is relevant to sport, and why activities should be performed outside of the sustainability department is lacking. That’s why we’re building this course.” Daniel Cade, Responsible Sport

Nico Decurtins also the co-designer, added:

“We are trying to inspire and ultimately change an entire industry. Environmental and social responsibility in sport needs to take a big step. With this programme we're trying to scale our own reach and give more organisations and individuals access to our knowledge, and that of other experts from around the world. Together, we can leverage the power of sport, and we hope that by offering this programme we can provide that lever.” Nico Decurtins, The Sustainability Coach
“To make sure we also reach those who are struggling to finance the course fees, we have decided to give away one education programme for free for every 1,000 EUR worth of donations as part of this fundraiser.”

For every 1,000 EUR donated a free educational place will be provided to someone who can’t afford a place on the course.

To apply for a free place on the course simply click on this link.

To donate to the crowdfunding programme click on the link below

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The GSS Educational Programme is being run in parallel with Global Sustainable Sport’s Champions of Sustainability Programme.

GSS Champions of Sustainability Programme

The aim of the GSS Champions of Sustainability Programme is to help every sports organisation, federation, team, league, club, event, venue, host city, nation, brand, broadcaster, and supplier become a “Champion of Sustainability”.

Mike Laflin, CEO and Founder of Global Sustainable Sport commented:

“The Champions of Sustainability Programme is both aspirational and inclusive. Aspirational in that everyone should aim to become a Champion of Sustainability and inclusive in that everyone can become a champion, there is no number one, everyone in the sports industry comes together to drive sustainability through sport.” Mike Laflin, CEO & Founder, Global Sustainable Sport
“The programme connects perfectly with our educational programme as it helps organisations and people develop their knowledge and understanding of sustainability as they progress from the planning stage through to becoming a Champion of Sustainability”.

Global Sustainable Sport is now inviting organisations from all over the world to join the GSS Champions of Sustainability Programme. Global Sustainable Sport is also looking for partners to support the programme on a global and national level.

The programme will launch in July with the Global Sustainable Sports Survey, which is free to participate in. Organisations can then join the Champions programme , which will include a full evaluation of their activities at the end of 2023. The programme will conclude with a series of reports published on different elements of sport and sustainability and an awards programme in spring 2024 to recognise the amazing achievements of different stakeholders across the different GSS Sustainable Pillars of Sport.

The Champions programme will be supported by the educational programme which will help sports organisations move through the various stages, from planning to developing, developed, advanced and, finally, to becoming a Champion. It may take many years for an organisation to become a Champion, but by joining the programme sports stakeholders will receive guidance and direction towards developing a strong and meaningful sustainability strategy, making a positive impact along the way.

To register for the GSS Champions of Sustainability Programme or the GSS Educational Programme complete the form below.


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