Get Engaged

Responsible sport means bringing your environmental and social values to life at your event.

By teaming up with the Council for Responsible Sport to start on the path toward certification, create and implement strategic sustainability plans for upcoming events, or to suit a custom need related to your responsible sport event planning, the Council’s Engage program offers expert guidance and resources based on some of the sport industry’s very best examples of sport done right.

The Council for Responsible Sport guidance and certification program leads organizers through a process to host events responsibly from start to finish. Responsible sport happens through collaborative efforts to divert waste through recycling and compost collection, use renewable energy, source regional resources, offer free access to sport for youth and underprivileged families, and provide direct local economic impact to host cities and regions.

With a strong record of success working with event organizers, we’ll help you pursue a sustainable ‘triple bottom-line’—financial, environmental and social. We all know that the environment and the people in our communities have great inherent value, even if there is not a dollar or profit attached in economic terms. By putting the values of social justice and environmental stewardship alongside economic impact when making decisions, we balance the scales towards a more sustainable way of life.

Girls celebrate their participation in the youth 100M dash at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials in Eugene, Oregon. Photo credit: Dave Thomas


Engage is a program offering by the Council for Responsible Sport intended to get your organization or event started on the path towards responsible sport through a process of assessment followed by recommendations and direct guidance to create a program and build upon it.

Engage with the Council for Responsible Sport to receive:

  • 25 hours of direct consulting support to help your event achieve a truly sustainable sports-event model. We’ll review your past and current sustainability efforts and guide you through a process to craft a specific plan with established strategies and tactics tailored to your event or organization.
  • Reporting tools that make it easy to measure and document real-world results of your sustainability efforts as you ultimately work to achieve Council Certification.
  • Communication tools and best practice guidance to inform your audience of your efforts and make specific calls to action to include them.
  • Use of Council for Responsible Sport logo across your event’s branding, as well as cross-marketing through the Council’s public-facing outreach and media channels.

There’s no better time to transform your event into a model of responsible sport as you start on the path toward official Council certification.

Please note: The Council has partnerships with consultancies in Italy, Spain, Romania, Moldova and Colombia that can provide all the services outlined above for events in those countries. Please contact us for more information.