Sustainable Sport Management is a comprehensive guide to managing sport organizations of all types and size in a more responsible manner.
This book, sponsored by the United Nations Environment Program, takes up the torch from Greening our Games, David Chernushenko’s 1994 book, which introduced many in the sporting world to the concept of sustainable sport. In Sustainable Sport Management three authors bring their unparalleled experience and combined insight to one of the great challenges of the 21st Century: Developing and implementing systems and processes that promote economic, social and environmental responsibility as a mutually reinforcing whole, not as mutually-exclusive parts. In defining what such an approach might initially look like, this book offers a prescription for sport decision-makers and managers that will go a long way to ensuring the viability and vitality of any sport organization, within a healthy and vibrant social and natural environment. Benefits of adopting the Sustainable Sport Management approach described n this book include. Reducing capital costs by avoiding unnecessary materials and systems Contributing to a healthier, more supportive community. Avoiding regulatory obstacles for construction/renovation. Cutting operating costs through energy and water conservation. Increasing business opportunities by attracting new users/members/customers. Improving rates of user/members/customer retention. Boosting staff/volunteer satisfaction from working in an organization that is progressive and which values their health and encourages their ideas. Building a more positive public reputation/image leading to better publicity and increased sponsorship opportunities. Written as a practical user’s manual, this book is packed with success stories and case studies, including a major study of the Sydney 2000 green Olympics initiatives.