A group of leading organisations in the sport, recreation and physical activity sector have launched a new collaborative resources hub aimed at supporting the sector to reduce its environmental impact and improve sustainability. SECC works to harness the sector’s collective resources to help reduce the environmental impact of sport, recreation and physical activity and contribute to the UK’s transition to net zero.
The SECC Resource Hub serves as a one-stop shop for the most relevant resources on sustainability and sport. This carefully selected set of resources has been brought together to assist those who want to take positive action, regardless of where they are on their sustainability journey. From clubs to venues, anyone involved with sport can engage with sustainability issues and make meaningful change.
A spokesperson for SECC said: “The climate and biodiversity crisis requires every part of our society to understand their environmental impacts, including sport. The effects of climate change are having increasing levels of disruption at both the professional and grassroots level. The launch of this resource hub demonstrates the sector’s continuing dedication to positive climate action and the safeguarding of our planet for future generations.”
Lisa Wainwright MBE, CEO of the Sport and Recreation Alliance said: ‘‘Climate change and biodiversity loss are amongst the biggest challenges facing Alliance members – left unchecked they will have profound consequences for future participation and risk widening existing inequalities. The sector must therefore reduce emissions and waste from activities and operations and adapt to the impact of a changing climate on sport and recreation.
“The new SECC Resource Hub will provide essential, sector-specific information to support organisations of all sizes navigate this journey and make positive changes to reduce their environmental impact. The Alliance is committed to playing a leading role within SECC and providing further support and resources for our members.”
SECC’s membership is UK-wide and includes: Active Partnerships; Association of Public Service Excellence (APSE), Sport and Recreation Alliance; UK Active; British Association for Sustainable Sport (BASIS); Sport England; Sport Northern Ireland; Sport Scotland; Sport Wales; and UK Sport.