The first edition of the Sport and Sustainable Development Trophy took place on Thursday 16 June.
Since February, six students from Amos Sport Business School Montpellier have set up a project that combines sport and ecology. The objective was to promote and reward the actions included in the sustainable development approaches by the actors of French sport but also to acculturate the sports movement to this question and to create new synergies.
“As part of our events course, we wanted to create a concrete projectexplains Jérémy Lamaty, student at Amos Sport Business School. We wondered what we could link to sport to organize an award ceremony. Sustainable development is an increasingly important issue in society.” “We are feeling the effects of climate change, complete son comrade Mathis Garcia. It is a topical theme consistent with our society, which speaks to a wide audience.”
The first edition of the Sport and Sustainable Development Trophy therefore took place last Thursday, in the Pierrevives amphitheater in Montpellier. The event rewarded two projects among the eleven presented. All the candidates had five minutes to explain themselves and two more to answer the questions of the two juries. One made up of students from the Montpellier school and the other of partners.
The latter was made by Julien Pierre, former French rugby international and founder of Fair play for planet, the first environmental label for the sports world. “As a partner of Amos Sport Business School, it was obvious to participate in this project, he explained. We know that climate change is very present, that we have to change things and find solutions. Rewarding project leaders is important. It is only natural to be there as a member of the jury and it is even an honor to be president. This event makes it possible to find synergies. These are interesting exercises to see how these projects are pitched.”
Ecolosport, the media for the ecological transition in sport, was also part of the list of partners. “We are the first media that deals with these subjects in the world of sport, specifies Meriem Benyoucef, vice-president of Ecolosport. Aims to raise awareness among all stakeholders and to introduce new projects. Who better than young people to meet the challenges of tomorrow, like these students who will work in the world of sport?
The Sport and Sustainable Development Trophies were able to allow project leaders to have access to interesting visibility with the partners present. “During the awards ceremony, they were competitors but, tomorrow, they could be partners to foster synergies, create common projects”rejoices Mathis Garcia.
The juries judged the relevance of the projects, their effectiveness and their progress to finally award the victory to two winners. Even if, in the end, everyone was a winner.
Vista ball and basket Castelnau
The Trophy awarded by the jury of Amos Sport Business School students was won by Vista Ballon, a Marseille start-up created by Jean-Baptiste De Touris, which has designed 100% eco-responsible balloons. The trophy of the jury of partners was awarded to him at Castelnau Basket, thanks to the pitch of Sylvie Lorrain who presented the civic approach of the club and the awareness of responsible consumption by the barter organization. The winning projects were able to benefit from endowments given by the partners present.