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GSSport24 – Online workshops, latest speakers and new partner

May 15 2024

Global Sustainable Sport is delighted to announce the first two online workshops in the GSSport24 programme, the latest speakers for the Munich congress, some new additional partners for the GSS Partners with Purpose programme and some new participants in the Champions of Sustainability pre-assessment programme.

GSSport24 – Online workshops, latest speakers and new partner

The first two online workshops will take place on May 28th and June 13th with the May 28th being free for people to participate in. To register for this event, click on this link. 

The May 28th online workshop will include contributions from Mike Laflin, CEO & Founder of Global Sustainable Sport, Daniel Cade, Consultant & Educator – Responsible Sport, Nico Decurtins, Founder, The Sustainability Coach, Leanna Carriere, Co-founder, “Wings of Survival” and Timm Döbert also Co-founder of “Wings of Survival” plus one session to be confirmed.

The June 13th online workshop will include contributions from Gillian Rosh, Grant Coordinator, Protect our Winters Europe, Antoine Pin, Director, Protect our Winters France, Paulo Moutinho, Senior Scientist – Amazon Environmental Research Institute (IPAM Amazonia), Roger de Moraes, Senior Researcher – Ecofiex Consultoria em Educação e Pesquisa (Workshop) plus two sessions to be confirmed.

Joining the line-up of speakers for the Munich congress on June 26th/27th are Petra Himmel, Founder, Golf Sustainable, Kate Chapman, Head of Sustainability. London Marathon Events Limited, Frederique Reynertz, Managing Director, FR Consulting, Franziska Wenger, Project Manager, Blooming Golf Course, Landesbund für Vogelschutz,  Laska Nenova, General Manager, BG Be Active and Heidrun Klump, Managing Director – Bavarian Golf Federation.

Joining the GSS Partners with Purpose programme this week is sportainable, the think tank for sustainable sports.

sportainable, is a non-profit international network of experts from science and practice who are dedicated to sustainable sports development. Both independently and in cooperation with their partners, they pursue their mission to rethink sport as resource-efficient, low-emission, nature-friendly, socially responsible, and humane. They provide a basis of knowledge for actors, who want to embark on the path of sustainable development. They create impulses to take such paths. 

GSS is supported by a range of organisations including GSSport24 programme partners Golf Sustainable, sportsXpert and Whistle, Federation partners, the International Biathlon Union and Athlete partners High Impact Athletes, Ocean partners Ecomar and Education partners Responsible Sport, with many more to be announced.

If you are interested in helping to drive sustainability through sport by becoming a partner of GSSport24, click here for more information.

New participants in the Champions of Sustainability pre-assessment programme include sports organisations from Albania, Denmark, Romania and Serbia.

The Champions of Sustainability pre-assessment programme is currently run through the Global Sustainable Sports Survey which is free to access and will finish on May 31st 2024. 

Click here to participate in the GSS Survey.

There are numerous examples of sports organisations driving change through their sustainability programmes, and the GSSport24 programme seeks to support this work through knowledge-sharing and education, providing regular workshops and in-person events, discussing different topics and themes around sport and sustainability.

“The GSSport24 programme is designed to help organisations take solid steps on their journey to positive change. We invite organisations to be part of the conversation through the programme and help accelerate the development of sustainability through sport around the world.” commented Global Sustainable Sport CEO and Founder Mike Laflin said.

GSS is providing free access to the GSSport24 programme to organisations and individuals around the world, from areas like Africa and parts of Asia, who may lack the financial resources to travel to events in Europe, but who also urgently need assistance and support on the development of their sustainability programmes. 

GSS is offering an  ‘Early Bird’ registration to the GSSport24 programme before May 31st  for the Munich Congress on June 26-27 and free access to the first online workshop set to take place on May 28th.

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