About the SEG's Earth Day Series
The Sport Ecology Group was founded in early 2019 and launched on Earth Day (April 22) 2019.
Each year, to celebrate the anniversary of our group's work and to enrich our knowledge-sharing efforts, we host an online series of panels and workshops.
The schedule for 2021 is below (in US/CAN times; with downloadable schedules tailored to the British, European, Australian and Kiwi time zones).
*Please note: Attendance is free, but registration is required.*
In 2021, we are grateful to be partnering with the British Association for Sustainable Sport (BASIS), the Sport Environment Alliance (SEA) which is active in Australia and New Zealand, and the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM)'s Student Board to deliver content that is rich, international, and relevant to different audiences.
Schedule (US/Canada Times)
Thursday, April 22
10:30-11 EDT / 7:30-8 PDT
Dr. Maddy Orr, Co-Director of The Sport Ecology Group, Assistant Prof. at SUNY Cortland and Researcher at UBC
Dr. Brian McCullough, Co-Director of The Sport Ecology Group, Associate Prof at Texas A&M University
Dr. Andrea Collins, SEG member, Senior Lecturer at Cardiff University
Rob Johnson, VP Transportation and Sustainability at Seattle Kraken
11am-12pm EDT / 8-9am PDT
Impact Analysis: How Climate Change is Impacting Sports
in partnership with BASIS
Dom Winter, Program Manager at Protect Our Winters UK
Dr. Iain James, Head of Facility Services at England and Wales Cricket Board
Louisa Tholstrup, Head of Legacy Programs and Sustainability at Extreme E
Jessica Murfree, PhD Candidate at University of Louisville & SEG member
Dr. Russ Seymour, Chief Executive at BASIS (Moderator)
12-12:30pm EDT / 9-9:30am PDT
Fireside chat with Lauren Barnes, Captain of OL Reign (NWSL)
Join us for the conversation on Clubhouse!
1-2pm EDT / 10-11am PDT
State of the Field: Sustainability in Pro-Sports
Dr. Brian McCullough, Co-Director of The Sport Ecology Group, Associate Professor, Texas A&M University
Claire Poole, Founder of Sport Positive
Nyaniso Sam, Sport and Brand Communications Consultant
Matthew Campelli, Founder of The Sustainability Report and Director of Sustainability at Touchline (Moderator)
6:30-7:30pm EDT / 3;30-4:30pm PDT
Warming Up: The Future of Sport in Hotter Temperatures
in partnership with SEA
Dr. Blair Trewin, Senior Research Scientist at the Australian Bureau of Meteorology
Dr. James Smallcombe, Post-doctoral Research Associate in the Thermal Ergonomics Laboratory in the Faculty of Medicine and Health at the University of Sydney
Dr. Greg Dingle, Lecturer of Sport Management, LaTrobe University & SEG member
Dr. Sheila Nguyen, Executive Director of the Sports Environment Alliance (Moderator)
Friday, April 23
12PM-1PM EDT / 9am-10am PDT
Student Workshop: Serving the Sport Sector Through Research
in partnership W/ NASSM student board
Dr. Maddy Orr, Founder of SEG, Asst. Prof of Sport Management at SUNY Cortland
Dr. Lindsey Darvin, Director of The Institute for DIII Athlete Well-being and Athletic Leadership, Asst. Prof of Sport Management at SUNY Cortland
Georgia Teare, PhD Candidate at University of Ottawa, Student Board President at NASSM (Moderator)
The Sport Ecology Group is a fiscally sponsored non-profit.
Our team works on a volunteer basis to deliver new SEG content, events, resources and research on a regular basis. We offer our events and resources for free, with the goal of advancing climate action in the sport sector.
Please consider making a donation to help us keep our resources and events free and frequent.