JSP helps raise awareness for the British Association for Sustainable Sport.

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Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium is the venue when BASIS hosts its Annual Sustainable Sport Conference on Tuesday 21st October 20014.

The meeting will bring together people from professional and community sport including governing bodies, clubs and venues along with policy makers, academics and others. The common thread is the desire to implement sustainable development principles into the way venues run their organisations to reduce environmental impacts, enhance the local surrounding communities and reduce the costs of operations.

Guest speakers include:

Omar Mitchell (National Hockey League) will speak about their ground breaking sustainability assessment of the NHL.

Libi Jardine (Resource Efficient Scotland) will speak about sustainability at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Andrea Collins (Lecturer at Cardiff University) will present assessments of the environmental impacts of major sport events in the UK, including the FA Cup Final, RBS 6 Nations, and UK stages of the 2007 Tour de France.

The event will be concluded by a number of breakout sessions lead by sports industry leaders from Sport England, the Institute of Groundsmanship, the European Healthy Stadia Network, National Union of Students/British University and College Sport among others. Topics include sustainability in community, professional and university sports, energy use in sports venues, driving sustainability in your supply chain and sports turf management.

To find out more details and to book your place : http://basis.org.uk/conference-2014/

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