April 10, 2019
After an initial webinar on ISO 20121, SandSI organised a second webinar entitled ‘watersport and sustainability’. How can we use outdoor watersport such as canoeing, surfing, sailing, or rowing to address some of the urgent environmental issues that we are facing?
Three professionals from the watersport industry shared their experience.
- Anne-Cécile Turner, bringing many years of experience within the private industry into the sport industry as Sustainability Program Leader of the Ocean Race (previously Volvo Ocean Race) and as founder of Blueshift. She shared insight from activities related to the scientific programme Ocean Race but also opportunities to embed sustainability throughout the entire value chain of a sport event.
- Lars Böcking has been with the 52 Super Series for more than 15 year and is currently their Communication & Marketing Director and Sustainability Officer. The 52 Super Series is the world’s leading grand-prix monohull racing circuit and consists of 45 – 50 races per season. Lars shared his experiences with the development of concrete actions to reduce food waste. Furthermore, he emphasised the importance of paying attention to the ecological footprint of the food that is offered at an event.
- Catherine Wieser, Marketing and Sustainability Manager and Sustainability Coordinator for the International Canoe Federation (ICF), presenting the organisation’s approach to sustainability, emphasising the importance of connecting different actors in the development of sustainability plans. In addition, the involvement of athletes is a powerful instrument to increase the effect and reach of an event’s efforts.
The entire webinar van be watched on the SandSI YouTube channel or by clicking here.
The date for the next webinar, on the topic of “Partnerships in and through sustainability”, will be announced soon.