” ( Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2010 , p. 2). Simultaneously, there has also been progress in engaging the federal government in recognizing the importance of environmental sustainability (ES). Because ES has the unique ability to cross disciplines due to its foundation
Haylee U. Mercado and John Grady
Jamee A. Pelcher and Brian P. McCullough
This past April 22 (Earth Day), Smallville University (SU) President Williams expanded the campus’ environmental sustainability commitment by mandating that all departments on campus must have a strategic plan in place to address their respective environmental impacts by 2020 to establish specific
Cheryl Mallen, Julie Stevens and Lorne J. Adams
This study systematically examined the extent of environmental sustainability (ES) research within the sport-related journal sample of academic literature to identify areas of under-emphasis and recommend directions for future research. The data collection and analysis followed a content analysis framework. The investigation involved a total of 21 sport-related academic journals that included 4,639 peer-reviewed articles published from 1987 to 2008. Findings indicated a paucity of sport-ES research articles (n = 17) during this time period. Further analysis compared the sport-ES studies within the sample to research in the broader management literature. A research agenda is suggested to advance sport-ES beyond the infancy stage.
Chris Chard, Cheryl Mallen and Cheri L. Bradish
In 2008, the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG) announced that they had signed a $58 million (US) sponsorship agreement with British Petroleum (BP), an oil company with well-known environmental concerns and offenses. The current case is set in July 2010 amidst BP’s most recent, and largest, environmental incident. The purpose of this case is to answer a key question: What action (if any) should LOCOG take with respect to its partnership with BP given the Gulf Coast oil spill? Additionally, students are challenged to form opinions regarding the environmental and social responsibilities of an Olympic sponsor, and to develop a strategic plan and policies for Olympic partners related to their environmental and social actions in the future.
Brian P. McCullough, Madeleine Orr and Nicholas M. Watanabe
demonstrates a commitment on behalf of these organizations to support the Paris Agreement and work toward solutions to reduce the effects of human activity on the natural environment (i.e., climate change). The sport sector is not exempt from the responsibility to address environmental sustainability ( Sartore
Lilian G. Perez, Terry L. Conway, Adrian Bauman, Jacqueline Kerr, John P. Elder, Elva M. Arredondo and James F. Sallis
improvements to the environment influence PA behavior change. In conclusion, present findings provide additional support for international recommendations to improve built environments for population-wide benefits for PA, health, and environmental sustainability. 39 – 41 Acknowledgments We would like to thank
Jonathan Casper, Michael Pfahl and Mark McSherry
The relationship of sport to sustainability management is relatively unknown. Despite the increasing recognition of the growing role of athletics in regard to environmental sustainability, it remains unclear what role athletics departments have with regard to environmental action and what is currently being done now. The purpose of this study is to examine American intercollegiate athletics department personnel in relation to their organization’s sustainability practices, organizational strategies, and personal perspectives at National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) universities. Athletics department members (N = 97) who were most responsible for sustainability initiatives responded to a survey designed to assess awareness levels and concern for environmental issues and the strategies and practices at work in their respective athletics departments. Findings based on prioritization, planning, decision-making, and use of initiatives using frequencies and means are reported. Differences, using t tests were also compared based on BCS or non-BCS standing. Results show that although environmental concern is high, there is disconnect between concern and action perhaps due to a lack of communication between the athletics department and the general university, cost concerns, and a lack of knowledge about sustainability initiatives. Implications related to the need for better communication between the athletics department/university and improved planning and prioritization is discussed.
Rob Millington, Simon C. Darnell and Brad Millington
and, in so doing, help to explain the legitimacy afforded to golf’s return to the Olympic program. Environmental Sustainability and Development With respect to the first contextual factor – the environment – ecology and sustainability have clearly become important features of social and political life
Brian P. McCullough, Madeleine Orr and Timothy Kellison
observed a 311% increase in the number of publications in sport-related journals in the more recent 7-year span. After organizing all articles into six themes, she noted the majority focused on introductory concepts of environmental sustainability and environmental activities in stakeholder disclosure
Kyle Bunds and Jonathan Casper
these trends that are creating significant and problematic climate change. Enter Sport By now, the reader might be asking, where is sport in this debate? Mallen, Stevens, and Adams ( 2011 ) report in their analysis of research on environmental sustainability in sport journals that sport is not immune