The Sports Environment Alliance (SEA) is thrilled by the overwhelming success of Tuesday’s 3rd #SEASummit.
Over one hundred and twenty-five attendees assembled the MCG for a day of awareness raising and creating commitments on how the sport industry can limit its environmental footprint on the environment.
A plethora of knowledgeable and passionate guest speakers representing Australasia gave insight on how the changes in our environment are affecting the places and spaces where we play.
A heavy emphasis was placed on collective and collaborative action, which can lead to ‘domino effect’ change in and for our community.
Attendees included, a combination of National and Professional Sporting Associations, State & Community Sporting Associations, Facility Managers, and, many more members, partners and patrons who are dedicated in ensuring our that we continue to have places to play for generations to come.
Speakers included planet lover, Coralie Fleming, who delivered a brilliant address on exploring her connection between the planet and sport. Global energy expert James DiLiberto, Azzo, presented his insights on how we can protect our (energy) future.
Sue McGill presented the national take on infrastructure in her presentation on environmental design funding requests and trends, whilst the panel ‘Protecting our sport’, featured commentary on what major stadia guardians do to protect the future of venues such as the MCG, one of the most environmentally conscientious venues in the world.
The ‘Australasian Climate Commitment development’ workshop gave delegates the opportunity to explore how we can each take action to protect and generate change in the sporting community for the good of the environment.
Dr. Sheila Nguyen, SEA Executive Director, shared with us SEA’s vision on making a promise, alongside members and partners, to act as a catalyst for change in our eco-system.
“We believe that sport has the power to inspire – and we want the sport industry to make a stand on battling environmental health from grassroots to the elite level,” Nguyen said
“We want to lead those committed minimising their ecological footprint and the summit is one of many conversations we have and opportunities we share to lead, learn, share and act on behalf of our clean future.”
The Summit proudly presented the winner of the 3rd annual #SEAChangeSolutions awards – won by the West Coast Eagles, who SEA is delighted to recognise for their remarkable efforts in their ‘Rethink Your Waste’ campaign, and their passion to help minimise their environmental impact.