While the 8th World Conference on Sport and Environment is starting today in Vancouver, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has already pledged its commitment to provide sustainable legacies by strongly supporting the Sustainable Sport and Event Toolkit (SSET), a joint initiative by the International Academy of Sports Science and Technology (AISTS) and the Vancouver Organising Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC). In fact, the IOC is the Principal Supporting Partner of the new toolkit, the SSET.
Best practices and innovations from sports organisations
“As one of its founding members, the IOC is proud to partner with the AISTS to support new projects that promote sport and sustainable development,” stated Gilbert Felli, IOC Executive Director for the Olympic Games. “The SSET initiative profiles best practices and innovations developed by VANOC and other Olympic Games Organising Committees, federations and sport organisations, as well as the AISTS, a leading academic research centre in sport.”
A toolkit as a guide
Specifically designed as a “How To” guide for sports organisers, as well as national and International Federations and National Olympic Committees, the SSET provides a practical way to create a sustainable commitment and strategy around environmental, social, and economic issues ranging from selection and construction of the venue to community and supply chain involvement, and from transportation and accommodation to marketing and communications.
Learn more about the IOC policy on promotion of sustainable development
For more information on the SSET, please visit www.aists.org/sset.