Both children and adults need the facilities to ensure they can stay fit by taking part in their favorite sports, and startups such as Sportfunder have recently aimed to give clubs and projects the money they need to operate. Now, New Zealand-based Liteclub is a consultation service which is hoping to get clubs to improve their eco credentials, as well as save cash on their running costs.
Part of Project Litefoot – a charitable trust led by seven New Zealand sportspeople from different fields – Liteclub seeks to give enterprises the advice they need to make environmentally beneficial changes to their current operations. Those registering for the free service get a visit from the team, who install green products such as energy-efficient light bulbs and building insulation. After an inspection of their premises, each club is then also sent a report detailing the changes they can make to save energy and water, as well as money off their utility bills. Clubs are also encouraged to send out newsletters and run campaigns to get their members to do the same at home to further reduce the impact on the environment. The following video explains more about the scheme:
Liteclub is a way for sports clubs to help care for the outdoors environment that they are likely to use every day, at the same time as redirecting savings into their core business. One for inspiration in your part of the world?
Spotted by: Sarina Carson