It’s time to get off the sidelines.
The United Nations and International Olympic Committee have called on ALL sport organizations to sign the new UNFCCC’s ‘Sports for Climate Action’ framework to leverage the influence of sport to facilitate swift action to address climate change in the next decade.
Count the Council for Responsible Sport in as an early signatory. We hope you’ll join us!
Please take a few minutes to read the Sports for Climate Action Framework, and consider signing and submitting the letter of commitment to the Framework’s Five Principles at the end of the document.
In October 2017, the Council for Responsible Sport participated in the first-ever “Dialogue on Sport and Climate Action” in Bonn, Germany. This gathering was the genesis of the Sports for Climate Action initiative, announced by the United Nations on Tuesday, December 11, 2018.
Over the past year, the Council for Responsible Sport has participated in voluntary working groups that have identified key principles for action that will serve as a shared framework for sport organizations in addressing climate change. These principles have already been demonstrated by the 101 sporting events and organizations that have earned formal certification from the Council for Responsible Sport in recognition of their meaningful and transformative climate action leadership.
We invite all sports organizations, sport industry professionals and athletes interested in joining this critical cause to take the first step toward climate action by signing up to get more information.
The Council for Responsible Sport (Council) announced that the 2018 Monterrey Powerade Marathon has achieved gold level certification. The 2018 event hosted participants in Monterrey, the largest city of the northeastern state of Nuevo León, México during the second weekend of December and is organized by the Association of Running Clubs of Nuevo León and Arca Continental.
The movement towards greater social and environmental responsibility in sport took another international step forward this week, as the Council for Responsible Sport (Council) announced that the 2018 Telcel México City Marathon (Telcel CdMx Maratón) has achieved Evergreen level certification.
The 2018 Waste Management Phoenix Open recently received the highest international award for sustainability in golf for its efforts to balance environmental impacts, conserve natural resources and benefit the local community as Scotland-based GEO Foundation (GEO) again named the event as a “GEO Certified® Tournament.”
The Bank of America Chicago Marathon has earned Inspire certification at the Evergreen Level from the Council for Responsible Sport, an Oregon-based non-profit promoting sustainability in sports. The Council’s Inspire program formally recognizes the successful implementation of socially and environmentally responsible practices over at least four consecutive event years.
The definition of success for hosting major sporting events is changing. Fiscal, social and, as of late, environmental responsibility are making a comeback.
The 2017 California International Marathon (CIM) produced by the Sacramento Running Association has officially earned gold level certification from the Council for Responsible Sport.
The City of Eugene, in partnership with the Council for Responsible Sport, has developed a pioneering Responsible Event Framework helping event stakeholders adopt and achieve objectives that apply a triple bottom line concept of weighing social and environmental results of decisions alongside economic ones.