The Sport Environment and Climate Coalition (SECC) launches new resource hub!


New information hub launched to help the sport, recreation and physical activity sector reduce its environmental impact

The Sport Environment and Climate Coalition (SECC) has created a ‘one-stop shop’ for key resources on sports sustainability.

A group of leading organisations in the sport, recreation and physical activity sector have launched a new collaborative resources hub aimed at supporting the sector to reduce its environmental impact and improve sustainability. SECC works to harness the sector’s collective resources to help reduce the environmental impact of sport, recreation and physical activity and contribute to the UK’s transition to net zero.

The SECC Resource Hub serves as a one-stop shop for the most relevant resources on sustainability and sport. This carefully selected set of resources has been brought together to assist those who want to take positive action, regardless of where they are on their sustainability journey. From clubs to venues, anyone involved with sport can engage with sustainability issues and make meaningful change.

A spokesperson for SECC said, “The climate and biodiversity crisis requires every part of our society to understand their environmental impacts, including sport. The effects of climate change are having increasing levels of disruption at both the professional and grassroots level. The launch of this resource hub demonstrates the sector’s continuing dedication to positive climate action and the safeguarding of our planet for future generations.”

David Gent the CEO of Active Humber said:

"As the UK moves towards Net Zero the Humber will be central to those plans as 37% of all the UK’s industrial emissions are emitted here in the Humber. Sport and physical activity have to play an effective role in bringing down those emissions and this resource will really help local sports clubs and organisations do just that."

and Andy Taylor, CEO of Active Partnerships said:

"Active Partnerships are working across England with a wide range of local clubs, Local Authorities, and partners across the environmental sustainability sector to encourage all who are and wish to be physically active and play sport to do that in a sustainable way. The often-asked question of us is ‘how do we do that’ and this resource will go a long way to answering that question for those just starting out on their sustainability journey as well as those already on their way. It will also help each Active Partnership to make sport and be physical active more inclusive and tackle climate injustices. We believe through our England wide network of 43 Active Partnerships this resource will be vital to help creating environmental sustainability action in local communities and addressing the climate crisis we all face."

Start exploring the resource hub now!