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Climate Support for Sport

Climate Support for Sport

Climate Support for Sport

We can help you prepare for the climate impacts your sport will be affected by and to be ready for legislative changes, we can also support you to improve efficiency and save money.

Climate change will impact all parts of society including sport. We are already seeing the impacts of climate change on sport such as flooded pitches and stadiums, sea level rise impacting golf courses across Scotland, rising temperatures putting athletes and the public at risk of heatstroke and less snow putting the whole of snowsport at risk.

We can help make sure your club, governing body, trust or association is prepared for the risks, responsibilities and opportunities ahead. 

If you want to start a conversation now, please contact our Development Officer, Heather Ashworth

From long-term support to targeted training, we can help you set and achieve your sustainability and climate goals.

Climate Emergency Training for Sport

Our training supports the sport sector across Scotland to understand the Climate Emergency and respond to the risks, responsibilities and opportunities ahead.

This training is developed by specialists in the sport and sustainability sector.

What we offer

  1. Accredited Training
  2. Introductory Workshops
  3. Customised Training to suit your requirements, making training sport specific and/or club/organisation specific.

We have a range of training to suit your needs, whether you have already started your climate journey or you are taking your first steps.

Who is this training for?

  • This training provides a fantastic opportunity for anyone involved with the sport sector to consider climate change impacts and start/advance their planning for net zero.
  • You might be a club, a governing body, trust or an association within sport, supporting actions related to sport, or simply interested in it.
  • This training can be delivered for anyone within your club, trust, governing body, association or organisation, and at any level and role from professional to grassroots.

Find out more about our Climate Emergency Training for Sport here or contact Development Officer, Heather Ashworth to start a conversation now.

Environmental Management Support Programme


What we offer

  • We support sports clubs and organisations to look at their environmental risks and responsibilities, to identify their impacts; think about legislation and procedures; create objectives and targets; and develop an environmental policy, strategy and action plan.
  • The programme will also help clubs and organisations to communicate their environmental commitments and activities with employees, volunteers, fans and local communities.

Who is this programme for?

  • The programme is designed for sport organisations in the early stages of identifying and then planning for managing their environmental impact and transition to net zero.
  • By taking early steps and developing an understanding of their impact, clubs can show their commitment to climate action and take practical steps whilst also engaging with their local community and using their platform to allow for wider environmental awareness.

National Award Environmental Excellence® (NAEE)

Our revamped NAEE provides a fantastic opportunity to for stadiums, courses, venues and grounds to become more sustainable.

What is NAEE?

  • This award recognises best practice in environmental and carbon management as well as maintenance, waste management, biodiversity and community engagement.
  • It uses a thorough assessment of your site(s) through desktop assessment and on-site visit to establish how your organisation is performing against criteria across six elements.
  • The award is renewed after two years and our support provides the opportunity to continually improve your performance and aim for higher awards.

This award is suitable for stadiums, venues, grounds and courses.

Find out more about our NAEE here or contact Development Officer, Heather Ashworth to start a conversation now.

Why work with us?

We have worked with a variety of sports organisations for over a decade, supporting them to become more sustainable through initiatives which have helped them to:

  • Create a Community Climate Action Plan
  • Create a Climate Change Reporting Programme
  • Develop and deliver local projects to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Client testimonial

Working through the Keep Scotland Beautiful process was extremely useful for the partnership as a lot of this work was quite new to us. We had seen the ongoing work through COP 26, but translating it to a local level can seem daunting due to the scale of the challenge.

Shelley Hague, Chairperson Arbroath FC Community Trust

If you are a sports club, governing body, trust, association or organisation interested in working with us:

Heather Ashworth
Get in touch with:
Heather Ashworth
Development Officer

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