Sustainable Sport and Event Toolkit just shy of Award

Beyond Sport Awards 2010 - 7th October - Lausanne, Switzerland

As a shortlisted candidate for the Sport for the Environment category of the 2010 Beyond Sport Awards, the Sustainable Sport and Event Toolkit (SSET) did not walk away the winner, but continues its quest to promote sustainability in the sports industry.

A joint initiative of the International Academy of Sports Science and Technology (AISTS) and the Vancouver Organising Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC), SSET was chosen from among more than 400 entries in 12 categories. SSET was shortlisted along with Clean Air Champions in Canada, and the eventual winner to whom AISTS sends warm congratulations, Project GreenHands from India, for the 2010 Sport for the Environment Award.

Beyond Sport is a global organisation that promotes, develops and funds the use of sport to drive positive social change across the world. Tony Blair and other well-known political figures, athletes and entrepreneurs serve as ambassadors to Beyond Sport.

SSET provides a pragmatic way for sport  and event organisers to create a sustainable commitment and strategy around environmental, social, and economic planning and management issues and opportunities. The guidelines focus on the topics of event venue and site selection and construction; venue and office management; community and supply chain involvement; transportation and accommodation; catering, food and beverage; and, marketing and communications. Toolkit users learn how to plan, implement and improve their current plans and operational activities, communicate with stakeholders, and align with sponsors

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