Sustainable Sport and Event Planning: Landscape Analysis

Sustainable Sport and Event PlanningIn the fall of 2009, Sauder S3i conducted a research project in partnership with the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC). In 2009, VANOC and the International Academy of Sport Science and Technology (AISTS), created a Sustainable Sport and Event Toolkit (SSET). The aim of the toolkit is to give sport organizations the tools required to incorporate sustainability organizationally, and to plan and execute sustainable sport events. To assist the VANOC sustainability team, Sauder S3i has begun to access the market for sustainable event planning. A viable expert body that could serve as the driving force behind sustainable event planning for future Games, and other large events like the World Cup or Commonwealth Games, would be a fantastic legacy of the Vancouver 2010 Games. To this end, Sauder S3i conducted research to ascertain the viability of such a body and the path that should be pursued in its development.




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