The overall project aim was to identify and promote good practices and activities for organisers, local communities and individuals for more sustainable sports events. Sustainable practices in the organization of sporting events contribute to climate change reduction, biodiversity conservation, sustainable mobility, local production and consumption, energy efficiency, protection of natural resources and protected areas, efficient water use, preservation of natural and cultural heritage, waste reduction, better health, community involvement and support and greater business competitiveness.

General description of the initiative

11 key areas have been identified through the project as key factors to address in order to have a positive impact on the sustainability of sports events:

  • Management;
  • Communication;
  • Purchasing;
  • Corporate Social Responsibility;
  • Event venue and infrastructure;
  • Impact on the natural environment;
  • Mobility;
  • Energy consumption;
  • Waste;
  • Food and drink;
  • Water.

For each of the areas, general ideas and initiatives to consider and recommendations have been defined.


A handbook and checklist / evaluation tool have been prepared for event organisers (and is available in Slovenian).

Apart of the general handbook in organising -more- sustainable sport events, guidelines have also been drafted for city municipalities and local communities, but also for individuals, supporters and fans. The principles and the general guidelines are transferrable to any sort of event. Nevertheless, not every principle and guideline can be implemented by each stakeholder, or at every occasion or event.

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