An initiative of Meath Local Sports Partnership, in association with Impact 3 Zero & Meath County Council.
Meath Local Sports Partnership has announced an initiative aimed at promoting sustainability through the county’s grassroots sports clubs.
With Ireland committed to meeting climate action targets required by the United Nations and Paris Agreement, Meath LSP will be the first Local Sports Partnership in Ireland to develop a county-wide sustainability programme.
As sport around the world feels the effects of increased carbon emissions, warming atmosphere and extreme weather, sport offers a unique platform to engage clubs and communities around the key environmental, social and economic issues.
In addition to helping Meath clubs operate sustainably, a core vision for the initiative will be to educate and inspire their people, particularly children, around positive, healthy behaviours.
The initiative has been planned across a three-year period, with several key milestones over the next year:
For more information about this initiative, or about expressions of interest to take part in the 12-month ‘Innovator’ pilot club programme, please contact: Patrick Haslett, Managing Partner, Impact 3 Zero email@example.com & 0871339505
“This initiative sits perfectly with Meath Local Sport Partnership’s aim of ‘More people, more active, more often”. As climate change is already affecting opportunities for sport in the county, we want to help our clubs build a healthy future – one that benefits players, neighbouring communities and the environment.”
“Together with Meath Local Sports Partnership, Meath County Council is committed to promoting sustainable development and respect for the environment in and through sport”. To this end, the Council will support and nurture this initiative to help reach communities, participants and fans about sustainability issues and lead the debate on climate change and sport at a local level.”
“We’re delighted to be supporting Meath LSP and the Council’s commitment to using sport to promote action around sustainability”. We’re excited to help bring this to life for all those connected with sport in the county, particularly for the ultimate benefit of its younger generations.”
MEATH LOCAL SPORTS PARTNERSHIP
Meath LSP (established by Sport Ireland in 2002) is one of 29 Local Sports Partnerships in Ireland, structured and managed at County level to respond to local needs and to support local sport and physical activity. Meath LSP operates within the context of the National Sports Policy 2018 – 2027 and under the aegis of Sport Ireland. www.meathsports.ie
IMPACT 3 ZERO
Impact 3 Zero is a specialist agency which promotes the power of sport to influence positive social and environmental change. It is a key advisor to sporting bodies, clubs and events including Meath Local Sports Partnership, the Irish Football Association, Horse Racing Ireland, Volleyball Ireland and Norseman Xtreme Triathlon. www.impact3zero.com
Pictured L to R – Cllr David Gilroy (Project Team), Damien Sheridan (Meath GAA GPO), Stacey Grimes (Meath LGFA GDO), Jackie Maguire (CEO, Meath County Council), Niall Kane (Leinster Rugby DO], Cllr Nick Killian (Cathaoirleach, Meath County Council), Alison Lynch (Meath LSP Board Member), Ruairi Murphy (Meath LSP Programme Manager), Dara McGowan (Director of Services, Meath County Council), Richie Smith (FAI DO), Patrick Haslett (Managing Partner, Impact 3 Zero), Mary D’Arcy (Climate Change Co-Ordinator, Meath County Council) with pupils from Yellow Furze N.S.