Kicking Off Sustainable Change, with Dr. Sheila Nguyen
23 August 2023
Episode 6 of our Women’s World Cup series is here with Dr. Sheila Nguyen.
Sheila is the Head of Sustainability for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023, working to ensure the largest female sporting event on the planet leaves little footprint behind.
Sustainability in sport is still a relatively new area, but with growing pressures around climate change and the community, it’s becoming a key pillar of consideration for all sporting events moving forward.
- Leaving a sustainable legacy after the World Cup
- Encouraging patrons can make sustainable choices through event planning
- Why small actions lead to and create bigger outcomes
A little more on Sheila
Dr Sheila Nguyen is a leading sport and regenerative researcher and an energy and built environment design practitioner who has consulted with several sport organizations and professional clubs, globally, on strategic and operational environmental sustainability issues.
She has contributed to over 50 internationally peer-reviewed research outputs and media outlets, has been an invited speaker for TEDx, and presenter at a number of natural environment and sport industry forums, most notably, at COP21 in Paris (2015), the first-time sport has been invited to the climate agreement discussions.
Sheila is Co-Founder and a Director of the Sports Environment Alliance, the coalition of sport & planet leaders in Australia and New Zealand working to protect the places where we play so we can continue to do what we love- watch and play sport.
Interested in the incredible work Sheila does?
Find her on LinkedIn
Learn more about the Sports Environment Alliance here
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