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A new online resource hub has been created to help sports clubs, organisations and other physical activities to reduce their environmental impact.

Sport Wales, as part of the Sport Environment and Climate Coalition (SECC), has helped to develop a ‘one-stop-shop' of key resources to support the UK’s sport sector with its environmental sustainability.

The SECC Resource Hub, which is also available in Welsh, includes videos, articles and guides to support clubs and organisations across Wales and the UK, regardless of where they are on their sustainability journey.

Those in sport who want to take positive action can use this online tool to engage with sustainability issues and make meaningful change. You can learn how to start your club’s climate conversation, measure the carbon footprint of your organisation, and understand the scale of the challenge to sport and the role you can play in addressing these issues.

Emma Wilkins, Director of Finance and Business Services at Sport Wales said: “It is important that we, as a sport sector in Wales, can play our part in Welsh Government’s goal to achieve Net Zero by 2030. We want to provide sports clubs, venues and organisations in Wales with the tools to make sustainable change and the SECC Resource Hub will provide just that.

“After launching our Environmental Sustainability Plan, which demonstrates our commitment to changing our behaviours, it is exciting to be able to share this resource hub with our clubs and partners in Wales to enable the sector to reduce its environmental impact.”

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.

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.”

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