【IDS Session】ZERO WASTE SOCIETY THROUGH SPORT (2nd Oct. 2019)
Tsukuba Conference will be held from 2nd to 4th October at Tsukuba International Congress Center. In the field of International Development and Peace through Sport, 3 guest speakers will make each presentation.
Date&Time: 2nd Oct. 2019 13:30〜15:00 (13:00 start accepting)
Place: Tsukuba International Congress Center 102
Application: Please apply from here Google Form
Language: English & Japanese
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– Mr. Ernst Ligthart (The AFC Ajax, Member of the Supervisory Board)
– Dr. Brian H. Yim (Kent State Univ. Assi.Prof)
– Mr. Haruki Sawada (Green Sports Alliance Representative Director)
– Prof. Yasushi Honda, etc.. (Univ. of Tsukuba)
An introduction to the latest research and situation of each country and region, especially Europe, the United States and Japan, for a “Zero Waste Society” through sports. Around the world, there is a trend for businesses and people to share values through their companies and activities based on “sustainability”. Mr. Ligthart will introduce how a big sports business such as AFC Ajax in Europe, works on its values.
In the United States, university athletic teams have conducted advanced eco-activities called “Zero Waste”. One of these activities is to recycle all the trash from their games. On the other hand, most of the teams do not have financial resources even for their sports activities., therefore Zero Waste activities are not their priority Dr. Yim will talk about such real situations in NCAA. He will also explain about the academic aspects of sports and ecology, such as recognition of environmental issues surrounding sports fans and the impact of environmental efforts through sports on society.
Mr. Sawada will explain his experiences in Europe and the United States through his work in a trading company. He will introduce perspectives about sports business and the economy in relation to eco-activities. In addition, he will introduce actual Zero Waste activities through sports in Japan and future perspectives of Zero Waste Society in Japan and the world.