In a previous article, we discovered five psychological barriers that make it difficult to accept and act on messages about climate change: Distancing, Doom, Dissonance, Denial and iDentity. But in an interview on the podcast “You Are Not So Smart”, psychologist Per Espen Stoknes also described five elements of messaging which can effectively overcome these barriers: Social, Supportive, Simple, Stories, and Signals. Let’s look at how these can work:
The Los Angeles Kings have formed a partnership with the BluEco Technology Group. The purpose of the relationship is to introduce special environmental technology into more arenas and public facilities.
The new environmental technology is BluEco Liquid Crystalline Turbex. This revolutionary management system helps produce pure water and clean indoor air. There is also an economic benefit to the technology because there is a reduction in energy costs.
Overall comfort is expected to improve as well. As players adjust to the new technology, there is a possibility that the overall performance could be enhanced as the ice is clearer, harder, more dense and has less impurities. Staples Center meanwhile used the BluEco Liquid Crystalline Turbex as part of a pilot project for the 2017-18 National Hockey League season.
The environmental technology is part of the Kings’ and NHL’s mandate to promote environmentalism, conservation and sustainability. The Anschutz Entertainment Group, which owns one half of the Los Angeles Kings, has promoted environmental initiatives in the past, and are strong supporters of the BluEco Technology Group. The LA Galaxy, who are completely owned by AEG, won the Environmental Innovator of the Year Award at the Green Sports Alliance’s Game Changer Awards in Sacramento on June 28, 2017 for their efforts in saving water, conserving energy and reducing pollution.
A new Sports and Environment Award has been launched by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), to be presented at the organisation’s General Assembly in Jakarta in August.
It was outlined in a letter sent by the continental body to all member National Olympic Committees, Asian Sports Federations and other OCA-recognised organisations.
The award is seeking to “acknowledge and honour environment-related initiatives connected to sport in Asia”.
“I have the pleasure to inform you that the OCA, in association with the OCA Sports and Environment Committee, has initiated the OCA Sports and Environment Award,” said OCA director general Husain Al-Musallam in the letter.
“The award has been launched in order to recognise and celebrate the achievements of individuals, groups and organisations that have shown initiative and taken action to drive environmental efforts and projects within their community vis-à-vis the promotion of green sports at local, national and global level throughout Asia.”
Four individuals, groups or organisations will receive the award.
They will be selected by a jury composed of members of the OCA Environment Committee, before being announced at the General Assembly on August 19.
They will also receive a $5,000 (£3,700/€4,200) prize.
Nominations must be submitted on an official entry form by or through National Olympic Committees, OCA-recognised organisations or Asian Federations.