Development of an environmental impact assessment tool for sports events

Although there is growing awareness of the need for sports events to take account of their environmental impacts and be “greener”, few sports organizations comprehensively assess their environmental performance due to the lack of tailored methods and tools. Small events in particular have limited resources and would benefit from a simplified assessment approach that allows them to rapidly estimate impacts. Through this study, Quantis aims to develop a new tool and method, using a life cycle assessment approach, to be applied to the sport event sector. Sport events at the University of British Columbia (UBC) will be analysed as examples of typical small sports events. By estimating impacts grouped into major event sectors such as travel, food, accommodation, materials and waste, and venue operation and infrastructure – Quantis can use this information to help event organizers prioritize impact reduction initiatives.

Faculty Supervisor:

Dr. Robert Sparks


Matt Dolf






Environmental industry


University of British Columbia



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