Resources for event organisers 
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America's Cup 2013 
AC34 have developed a sustainability plan focussing on Energy and Emissions;  
Resource Efficiency; Natural Habitats and Wildlife; Inclusion and Engagement - Raise sustainability awareness, foster pro-environmental behavior and sustainable lifestyles 
 
London 2012 
Comprehensive ISO20121 sustainability management system put in place covering waste, energy, water, procurement, supply chain, food, access, inclusion, habitat protection and enhancment, biodiversity, materials, noise, pollution management, emergency response, employment policies. Learning legacy website has a wealth of material on what was achieved and how it was done. 
Winter Olympics Vancouver 2010 
Vancouver's bid included a commitment to put sustainability at the heart of the Games. They developed a sustainability management and reporting system and built venues to strict sustainable codes 
Ryder Cup 2010 
Clear sustainability policies which engaged the supply chain, contractors and spectators contributed to reducing the footprint of this event. 
2008 IRB Junior Rugby World Championships (in Wales) 
Reported as part of the Evaluative Framework to Assess and Measure the Impact and Benefits of Hosting Major Events. The overarching aim of the research was to assess the environmental impacts of staging the Junior World Championships. This would be expressed as the aggregated carbon footprint of the event. 
Great Yorkshire Run 2008 
Reported as part of the Evaluative Framework to Assess and Measure the Impact and Benefits of Hosting Major Events. Nova developed and introduced its first environmental statement in January 2008.  
 
36th Ryder Cup 2006  
Organizers of the 36th Ryder Cup held in September 2006 joined ?The Race Against Waste?. A wide range of environmental measures to encourage maximum recycling and minimum waste were initiated. 
Ashstead 10k 
All aspects of the race have been "greened" - all supplies are from organic / ethical / biodegradable / local sources. Car share promoted (or arrival by bike), green messages promoted 
John Austin Half Marathon 
A particular focus on waste management, transport and habitat protection. Read the full case study for more detail 
Crystal Palace Triathlon 
Has been Carbon Neutral since 2008 and was voted Triathlon of the Year in 2010. Measures include encouraging car sharing, public transport, recycling, minimising energy use etc. 
EDF Energy Birmingham Half Marathon 
Badged as "the race against climate change" Certified by ReSport. See weblink for full details of what was done in 2011 
FIFA World Cup 2006 
The Event was the first global football event to develop and implement a comprehensive environmental programme - The green goal.  
One of the main features was sustainable transport programme which ensured people used public transport including a public transport in the cost of the ticket.  
Also used rainwater harvesting and water free urinals.  
?Cup of the Cup? initiative which encouraged spectators to reuse their cups in all World cup stadiums 
IAAF World Champs 2011, Daegu, Korea 
Solar energy panels were installed in the stadium, the Athletes? Village and the EXCO Congress venue, and the city of Daegu also introduced an environmentally friendly public transportation. The LOC organised public awareness campaigns city and nationwide to help educate the public on the use of recycled goods.  
ISAF Youth World Championships, 2006 
Held in Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy this event introduced comprehensive waste management processes and engaged participants in beach cleans and other cultural activities linked to marine litter. 
MultiOneDesign MOD70 World Series Sailing Event 
Carried out a Carbon Footprint of the Boat and the World Circuit is planning a number of eco-responsible race villages . They have also established the Multi One Attitude Foundation which has its own boat and a 'Race for Water' Campaign.  
Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon 
An annual event, this mass participation race incorporates a number of sustainability measures including giving out bamboo T-shirts and wooden medals and donating surplus food to Fareshare. 
Super Bowl  
The National Football League (NFL) Environmental Program has developed a series of initiatives to keep cleaner and greener and to reduce its impact on the local and global environment. The initiative includes a comprehensive solid waste management programme to divert waste from reaching local landfills through encouraging recycling and the reuse of waste materials. The programme also donates leftover decorative materials, building materials, office supplies and other reusable items to local charities. Thousands of items are available following Super Bowl events. Some are appropriate for reuse while others may be used by local nonprofits as fundraising auction items. 
The 10th IAAF World Championships in Helsinki, Finland, in 2005 
Implemented the ECOmass environmental management programme, the first of its kind in the history of IAAF events. One objective of ECOmass was to increase the use of renewable energy during the championships through the use of electricity from wind power. About 10 per cent of the electricity used at Helsinki 2005 was from renewable sources. 
Tour de France 
Awareness campaign using sport to promote environmental awareness is the Tour de France. A ?Cycling and Environment? charter was adopted by the International Cycling Union to promote environmental awareness and hands-on action among spectators and participants in the Tour de France. Drivers were briefed not to litter the streets or the countryside and after each race a clean-up exercise was organized for spectators to collect and remove waste. 
http://www.letour.com/2007 
/TDF/COURSE/us/environnement.html 
Tour de France 
In 2012 the University of Cardiff published research into the environmental impact of staging the Grand Depart of the Tour de France in Kent in 2007.  
Winter Olympics Turin 2006 
Heritage Climate Torino (HECTOR) was initiated by the organizers of the Torino 2006 Olympic Winter Games (TOROC) to compensate for the emission of greenhouse gases produced during the event and to create awareness of climate change issues. 
The event adopted ISO 14001 in March 2005 as well as EMAS certification 
Extensive recycling programme 
British Triathlon Federation 
Have published environmental guidelines for organisers of triathlons, duathlons and aquathlons 
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