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The push to engage in the “green movement” has now shifted from a passing thought to a central focus of higher education. Environmental sustainability has the capacity to be an integrative discipline and a multidisciplinary project all at once because of the statistical, scientific, theoretical, and management dimensions that provide ties between the classroom and the community. This article discusses how sport management can meet both the university and industry demands of integrating environmental sustainability within sport management courses as well as across the curriculum using a problem- or course-based approach. Teaching environmental sustainability as a pedagogical innovation in sport management courses will not only meet new university priorities but also help address the changing demands of sport organizations.
Haylee U. Mercado and John Grady are with the Department of Sport and Entertainment Management, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC.