Time for practice; sport and the environment

Carmichael, Andrew orcid iconORCID: 0000-0001-9540-2114 (2020) Time for practice; sport and the environment. Managing Sport and Leisure . pp. 1-10. ISSN 2375-0472

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23750472.2020.1757493


The sport and environment literature is small, utilises a limited number of theoretical positions and ignores the work on social practice theory developed in other disciplines. The oversights in existing research are often compounded by reference to the broad term of sustainability and the use of case studies from the minority – elite, professional, organisations – in the sport sector. This commentary identifies the need for additional research on the mitigation of sport’s environmental impact using different interpretations of how we define, organise and play sport. Expanding the discussion would allow sport to play a more active role in the fundamental lifestyle changes necessitated by the environmental crisis.

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