Sport and Sustainability

Authored by: Will Atkinson

Routledge Handbook of Sport and Politics

Print publication date:  October  2016
Online publication date:  October  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138792548
eBook ISBN: 9781315761930
Adobe ISBN: 9781317646679

10.4324/9781315761930.ch29

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Abstract

Sustainability and environmentalism have become increasingly prevalent terms in many aspects of society. We are increasingly made aware of the importance of sustainable transport and reducing energy use, we are informed of the provenance and ‘air miles’ of our food and the ‘carbon footprint’ of our activities, and governments aim to create ‘green jobs’. In 2010, British Prime Minister David Cameron stated that the coalition government would become the ‘greenest government ever’, which indicates how the values of environmentalism are now part of mainstream politics.

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