As London was the first summer host city to make sustainability a key part of the planning for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games from the outset, it would be good for you to do the same!
Your Community Games is small in comparison to events such as the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, however it will always be worthwhile thinking about how you can contribute to sustainability. Every person is responsible for doing their bit.
How you can help
Sustainability is often thought of as just about recycling materials – which is an element of a sustainable event – but there is a lot more to think about. Try to think about how your event can be sustainable in the following areas:
Think about supporting local businesses in your community if purchasing/hiring items for your Community Games.
Ensure that your event is completely inclusive to all groups within your community.
Encourage people to walk or cycle to your Community Games, provide free tap water at the event and provide recycling facilities for waste.
Below is a table of ideas to get you started, which could help you manage your event in a more sustainable way.