Sport is a crucial part of our social dynamic; providing a way in which people can come together in a way that transcends class and background, to work as a team, show respect for others and engage in a collective experience.
However, coming together to enjoy sports events has an impact on the environment, and plays its role in contributing to climate change.
A sneak peek at the facts…
- In 2014 the FIFA World Cup Brazil also generated just over 2.7 million tonnes of carbon emissions
- Waste Management (WM) estimates that the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL generate approximately 35,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) each year from their fans’ waste activities
- In 2011, Major League Baseball’s 73 million fans went to 2,430 regular season games
This infographic is brought to you by Climate Action and Connect 4 Climate – bringing you the 2nd Sustainable Innovation in Sports event in Munich, Germany in 2017.
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