PROGRAMME FOR SPORT
concerns affect all walks of human activity: domestic, corporate and recreational.
Sport is no exception. At all levels from grassroots to professional tournaments,
sport is inextricably connected with the environment in which it is practised.
to Green is a voluntary Environmental Management Programme developed initially
by the European Golf Association Ecology Unit. It has two primary purposes: to
raise environmental awareness throughout golf and the sporting world generally,
and to encourage high standards of environmental stewardship in the development
and management of sports facilities and events.
clubs and other sports facilities across Europe can now demonstrate their concern
for the environment by participating in Committed to Green and achieving public
recognition for environmental excellence. Three levels of certification offer
an incentive to follow the successive steps of the programme. As clubs/facilities
progress through the stages, they will address different environmental topics,
including nature conservation, water resource management, pollution control and
aspects dealing with waste, energy efficiency, education and communications. Full
Committed to Green recognition will be based on a comprehensive Environmental
Management Programme, in which the candidates clearly demonstrate significant
environmental achievements. It is also expected that such commitment will be sustained
on a long-term basis through continual improvement of environmental performance.