Pledgeball to Host a Workshop on Fan Engagement in Climate Change and Sustainability

Bristol, 16 February 2024 – Pledgeball is thrilled to announce its upcoming workshop focusing on fan engagement in climate change and sustainability. The event is scheduled for March 1st, from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm.

The workshop will feature an esteemed lineup of speakers who are experts in their respective fields:

  • Professor Lorraine Whitmarsh, MBE, is a leading researcher on sustainable behaviour change and Director of the Centre for Climate Change and Social Transformations.
  • David Powell is a senior engagement advisor for climate outreach, specialising in climate change engagement.
  • Dr Mark Doidge is an international expert in football fandom from Loughborough University.
  • Jenny Amann is a Doctoral Researcher at Loughborough University, focusing on innovative strategies to engage existing communities on climate change.

The speakers will share insights, strategies, and best practices for effectively engaging fans in conversations about climate change and sustainability, particularly within the context of sports fandom.

The workshop is sponsored by TicketPass, a prominent supporter of initiatives promoting environmental awareness and sustainable practices. Pledgeball is excited to collaborate with TicketPass and looks forward to future partnerships to drive positive change.

Katie Cross, CEO of Pledgeball, said, “We are delighted to host this workshop on such an important topic. Impactfully engaging fans in climate change and sustainability discussions is crucial for driving collective action and creating a more sustainable future. We are grateful for the support of TicketPass and our esteemed speakers, and we look forward to an insightful and impactful event.”

The workshop will provide attendees practical strategies and tools to engage fans, raise awareness, and inspire action on climate change and sustainability issues.

Here is the link to register for the workshop:

We would also like to extend our gratitude to our lead partner, RSK, as well as our esteemed partners, Trainsplit and Nixi Body. Their constant support is hugely appreciated. 

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About Pledgeball: Pledgeball is a leading advocate for environmental sustainability in the sports industry. Through innovative initiatives and partnerships, Pledgeball aims to drive positive change and inspire others to adopt sustainable practices.

About Ticketpass: Ticketpass provides an ethical alternative to a ticketing industry that often profits from greed. Our platform is an all-in-one solution for creating events, buying and selling tickets, live streaming and keeping events a safe space.

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