19 May 2022 Green Leisure: News, jobs and products
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Eden project uses drones to spell out climate change warning

Eden project uses drones to spell out climate change warning

Almost 300 drones were used to signal an environmental message above the Eden Project’s biomes, during the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26).

Councils target leisure centre investment to drive decarbonisation

Councils target leisure centre investment to drive decarbonisation

As global leaders meet for the COP26 climate summit, local authorities across England are partnering with leisure development specialist, Alliance Leisure, to slash leisure portfolio carbon emissions to achieve local and national net zero targets.

Espa makes pledge to work in harmony with nature

Espa makes pledge to work in harmony with nature

Espa has announced three new changes to enhance its commitment to being a natural and environmentally-friendly skincare brand.

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Salary: £24,303pa + annual performance reward + benefits
Location: Ilford, London, United Kingdom
Company: Vision Redbridge Culture and Leisure Ltd

Sports Centre Manager
Location: Devizes, Wiltshire, United Kingdom
Company: Dauntsey's School

Director of Finance and Corporate Services
Salary: c£70,000 + benefits package
Location: Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Company: Sport Aberdeen

School Cycling Instructor
Salary: £12 per hour + holiday pay
Location: Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Company: Outspoken Training

Duty/Operations Manager
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Company: Everyone Active
Swimming Teacher
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Location: Middlesbrough, UK
Company: Everyone Active
Active Communities Coach
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Location: Rickmansworth, UK
Company: Everyone Active
Aquafit Instructor
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Location: Melksham, UK
Company: Wiltshire Council
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Company: Everyone Active
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Company: Stevenage Leisure Limited
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Location: Marlborough, UK
Company: Wiltshire Council
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in this issue

• Virgin gets right to wipe out rent arrears
• Fitness industry mourns passing of Jan Spaticchia
• STA offers mindfulness resources

Property & tenders
Tender: Caban at Pendine Sands
Location: Pendine Sands, Carmarthenshire Company: Carmarthenshire County Council
Market Test Opportunity - Runcorn Swimming Pool
Location: Runcorn Company: Halton Borough Council
City Centre Gym and Health Club Business Sale
Location: City Centre Location - North of England Company: Walker Singleton
Lease Opportunity - Woughton on the Green Sports Ground and Brooklands Sports Pavilion
Location: Milton Keynes Company: Milton Keynes Council
Management of Bilborough College Sports Centre
Location: Bilborough, Nottingham Company: Bilborough College
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News headlines
B Corp Beauty Coalition launches to redefine industry’s sustainability standards  
B Corp Beauty Coalition launches to redefine industry’s sustainability standards

By Megan Whitby

Twenty-six Certified B Corporations across eight countries and three continents have formed a new coalition seeking to improve the beauty industry and personal care sector’s sustainability standards. Named the B Corp Beauty Coalition, the organisation’s mission is to: – Enable collaboration and exchange .... more>>
Pop-up stadium built with shipping containers opens ahead of 2022 World Cup  
Pop-up stadium built with shipping containers opens ahead of 2022 World Cup

By Tom Walker

A fully demountable stadium, designed by Fenwick Iribarren Architects and built from shipping containers, is now open and ready to host games during the FIFA 2022 World Cup. Called Stadium 974, the innovative design has been inspired by Qatar’s worldwide trade and seafaring. The name comes from 974 being the .... more>>

Soneva Fushi reveals fine-dining zipline experience  
By Tom Walker

Soneva Fushi resort in the Maldives has unveiled a "world-first" dining experience, which will take guests high among the treetops. Called Flying Sauces, the new eating option will offer .... more>>
COP26: Sustainable Beauty Coalition event at climate summit to empower consumers to make greener beauty choices  
By Megan Whitby

The Sustainable Beauty Coalition (SBC) will host a virtual beauty event streamed live from the COP26 - UN Climate Change Conference. As leaders from around the world gather in Glasgow to .... more>>
World’s first UNESCO digital trail launches in Scotland  
By Tom Walker

Scotland's UNESCO World Heritage Sites are being brought together through the world’s first ever UNESCO digital trail. The trail connects the country’s 13 place-based UNESCO designations, .... more>>
Bjarke Ingels and Marc Lore reveal plans for Telosa, 'world's most sustainable city'  
By Tom Walker

Plans have been revealed for a US$400bn city which could be the home for up to 5 million people in the US. Billionaire investor Marc Lore and architect Bjarke Ingels have teamed up for .... more>>
David Minton launches Evolve conference to kick off new conversation about climate change in health and fitness sector  
By Tom Walker

A new, one-day conference will create a platform for a debate on how the global health and fitness industry can help tackle climate change. Organised by David Minton, founder of The .... more>>
Countdown begins for 17th World Leisure Congress 2022 in Dunedin, New Zealand  
By Tom Walker

The 17th World Leisure Congress will take place in Dunedin, New Zealand, from 12 to 16 December 2022. Organised in partnership between the World Leisure Center of Excellence (WLCE) - .... more>>
Davines Group and Rodale Institute join forces to launch regenerative organic research centre  
By Megan Whitby

" target="_blank">Davines Group has partnered with the Rodale Institute to unveil a dedicated regenerative organic agriculture research facility at Davines Group's headquarters in Parma, .... more>>
Revolutionary new Passivhaus leisure centre gets the go-ahead. Will reduce energy costs by 60%  
By Tom Walker

Planning approval has been granted to what is set to become one of the first Passivhaus-certified leisure buildings in the world. The new Spelthorne Leisure Centre in Staines, Surrey – .... more>>
Coalition of sports-focused NGOs call on global health protocols for venue operations  
By Tom Walker

A number of leading sports NGOs have joined with the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) to launch a campaign calling for independently-assessed health and safety practices at .... more>>
Six Senses opens Ibiza property with a focus on wellbeing and fitness  
By Liz Terry

Six Senses Ibiza has opened today (10 July 2021). The property – conceived by architect and developer Jonathan Leitersdorf – is a year-round destination set in Xarraca Bay at the northern .... more>>
GWI refreshes UN Sustainable Development Goals initiative with new leadership appointments  
By Megan Whitby

Sustainable Spa Association co-founder and former group head of spa for Aspria, Lucy Brialey has been appointed as chair of the Global Wellness Institute’s (GWI) United Nation's (UN) .... more>>
Kew Gardens establishes new 'living laboratory' to study biodiversity  
By Tom Walker

Kew Gardens has established a "living laboratory" at its wild botanic garden at Wakehurst, UK. The move is part of a research project to explore the benefits of biodiversity in the UK. .... more>>
First glimpse of Manchester's new urban park by Studio Egret West  
By Tom Walker

New images have been released of what will become the first new public park in Manchester, UK, in more than 100 years. Called Mayfield Park, the new urban green space has been designed by .... more>>

Simply bee-autiful

Simply bee-autiful

RKF has created a new line of exquisite bee-embroidered linens for Guerlain’s spas to celebrate its environmental and conservation work
Getting upgraded

Getting upgraded

Software suppliers tell Steph Eaves how they’ve upgraded to help health clubs rapidly adapt to the needs of consumers in a pandemic environment

Everyone’s talking about:

According to UN scientists, we're in an environmental code red situation. How should the spa industry be responding?
Building better facilities is a priority

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Building better facilities is a priority

Modern, sustainable buildings are key to redefining our sector, says Sharron Davies MBE
Environmental impact

Finishing touch:
Environmental impact

New research is investigating the links between the built environment and human health
Joanna Frank

Active environments:
Joanna Frank

The head of the Center for Active Design, Joanna Frank, explains how operating healthy buildings is a ‘non-negotiable’ in the age of COVID-19
Gloria Caulfield

Gloria Caulfield

The executive director of Lake Nona wellness community talks about tapping into the latest tech to create healthy living environments
Dorte Mandrup

Dorte Mandrup

The Danish architect is designing the Exile Museum in Berlin and a climate change museum in Greenland

Everyone’s talking about:

Climate change is causing devastation. HCM talks to innovators across the sector about inspiring solutions
Product news
Dutch furniture design company secures Dragon's Den funding

Dutch furniture design company secures Dragon's Den funding


Sustainable furniture design company Van De Sant has secured a £70,000 (€80,000, US$91,000) investment package from serial entrepreneur and TV personality Deborah Meaden.
How energy efficiency can boost your bottom line

How energy efficiency can boost your bottom line


Today’s energy landscape is changing fast bringing new challenges for businesses.
SportsArt creates line of sustainable fitness equipment

SportsArt creates line of sustainable fitness equipment


SportsArt has developed a new line of environmentally-friendly fitness equipment that could dramatically reduce a facility's carbon footprint, as well as lower operational costs.
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EGYM is a global fitness technology leader, providing a network of fitness facility partners with intelligent workout solutions built on a robust ecosystem of connected gym equipment and software.

EGYM empowers gym operators to deliver a workout experience that supports their members' lifelong fitness journey.
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How can sports facilities combat ever-increasing energy prices?

Gas and electricity prices have increased substantially over the last five months, and, unlike households, businesses aren't protected by a price cap.
  How can sports facilities combat ever-increasing energy prices?
Virtuagym raises €3m investment to fuel innovation in health and fitness technology

Global fitness technology provider Virtuagym has raised a new €3m investment from Icecat, an Amsterdam-based technology company which invests in innovative technology organisations.
  Virtuagym raises €3m investment to fuel innovation in health and fitness technology

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25 May 2022

Evolve: State of the UK fitness industry


02 Jun 2022

Forum HOTel&SPA

Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris, France

02-05 Jun 2022

Rimini Wellness

Rimini Exhibition Center, Rimini, Italy

07 Jun 2022

World Sauna Forum 2022

Lapland Hotels Arena, Tampere, Finland

07-10 Jun 2022

IAAPA Expo Asia 2022

Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR

09-10 Jun 2022

International Medical Spa Conference and Barcamp Workshop

Medical SPA „Eglės Sanatorija“, Birštonas, Lithuania, Birštonas, Lithuania

15-16 Jun 2022


ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom

19-21 Jun 2022

Spa Life International (UK)

Cotswolds Water Park Hotel , South Cerney, United Kingdom

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