The majority of sport parks could be more sustainable and efficient. And you can do your share to help! Would you like to know how your sports club can use energy more efficiently, help to get the most out of the club? With the solutions outlined below you can do it yourself!
Sports parks are increasingly becoming meeting points in cities, like public parks and squares. District sports clubs are a relatively new development, which see local residents work with clubs and private sport organisations to offer people in the area accessible sporting opportunities. Accessibility, affordability and multifunctionality are just three of the driving principles. New contacts, forms of organisation, management and usage mean that it is possible to effectively gear the sports infrastructure to current and future requirements, as well as what is achievable at a local level. It can therefore also be beneficial for municipalities and sports park managers to address this matter by entering into consultation with sports clubs and even companies. They can also encourage sports clubs to work together to realise savings. For example, collective procurement can often be beneficial. Several sports clubs have already made significant improvements; see how they went about it.
The following step-by-step plan details how a joint approach can be set up. A prerequisite for a successful joint approach is that one person is appointed to coordinate and drive the initiative throughout the entire project. If you would like to arrange an exploratory talk, please send an email to email@example.com
1) Create an overview of all involved parties and stakeholders at the sports park, such as sports associations, sports park managers, municipal services, waste management services and parties concerned with infrastructure and enter into joint consultation. Objective: to gain insight into the current situation and possibilities at the sports park, collect information about the sports park (e.g. energy usage), determine a vision for the sports park and the common interest.
2) Create a group of ambassadors, comprised of sports clubs who are enthusiastic about the project. Objective: generate involvement and ownership of the initiative. Enthusiasm is infectious.
3) Work with the group to determine the points of interest and requirements inside the clubhouse and for public spaces outside (parks, sports fields). Objective: determine the focus of solutions and implementation.
4) Implement solutions. Objective: save energy and money, improve the sports and recreation climate.