Sustainability round-up: September 14
In this week’s round-up: Wimbledon sustainability measures discussed; climate change concerns for the FIFA World Cup; and new roles for Dr Madeleine Orr and Sarah Lewis OBE.
Hattie Park, Sustainability Manager of the All England Lawn Tennis Club, outlined the progress made at this year’s Wimbledon Championships to Access All Areas. Several measures were introduced, including the use of reusable bottles.
Could the climate crisis have an impact on the 2026 FIFA World Cup in the United States, Mexico and Canada? That question was posed in a BBC article in which University of Portsmouth Professor Mike Tipton expressed concerns for the safety of players, officials and spectators in what promises to be stifling summer heat.
Sarah Lewis OBE, the former Secretary General of the International Ski Federation and a current Vice President of the Sustainable Mountain Alliance, has been appointed to the Loughborough University London Institute for Sport Business Advisory Board. Meanwhile, Dr Madeleine Orr, the Founder and Co-Director of The Sport Ecology Group, has left her role as a Lecturer in the Institute for Sport Business at Loughborough University London to become Assistant Professor, Sociocultural Studies of Physical Activity and Health Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education at the University of Toronto.