The study incorporates interviews and field observations, attempting to understand the role sport subcultures could have as a tool to address sustainability issues in recreational settings. Results indicated that while disc golfers lacked knowledge about the negative impact of disc golf on the natural environment, they were strongly attached to the park where they played and were willing to modify the behaviors associated with the negative impact. This emphasizes the importance for sport and recreational managers to better understand the subculture of their users and accordingly design intervention programs to mitigate the negative impact on the ecosystem.
CITE: Trendafilova, S. (2011). Sport subcultures and their potential for addressing environmental problems: The illustrative case of disc golf. LARNet: Cyber Journal of Applied Leisure and Recreation Research, 13(1), 1–14.