sthm and sustainability
In STHM's industries - tourism, hospitality, sport and recreation - sustainability is critical.
Whether it's working to protect rivers in Fiji as part of a tourism development initiative or collaborating to design more energy efficient sport venues, working to lessen our impact on the environment is an important part of the tourism, hospitality, sport and recreation industries.
As a graduate student in STHM and at Temple University, you will be a member of a community that is committed to neutralizing greenhouse gas emissions, and accelerating the research andeducational efforts to equip society to re-stabilize the earth’s climate. STHM's graduate programs aim to produce talented and capable managers that can demonstrate and implement a comprehensive understanding of current issues in sport, recreation, tourism and hospitality inclusive of the critical issue of sustainability. Take a look at a just a few of the STHM and Temple University's many initiatives to ensure a sustainable for the next generation of tourists, guests, fans and athletes.
STHM AND SUSTAINABILITY
STHM hosts a variety of forums and panels to discuss critical issues in sustainability. One of the most high profile of these forums included a visit from media-mogul and restauranteur, Ted Turner and his business partner, restaurateur George McKerrow Jr. The discussion, moderated by STHM Director of Industry Relations Greg DeShields, emphasized the importance of environmental sustainability in the tourism and hospitality industry — an industry that McKerrow said consumes five times as much resources as a typical industry.
the Sport Industry Research Center (SIRC) provides opportunities for academics, students, and practitioners to explore the potential of sport to impact the communities within which they exist. Through a series of initiatives, SIRC attempts to conduct and disseminate research, educate and train executives, and functions as a think tank and informational resource for those involved in the sport industry. Included amongst the initiatives that SIRC is involved in are: executive workshops, doctoral student training, community based programming, event management and program consulting, and academic dissemination of cutting-edge research and managerial best practices.
- The Sport Tourism Event Research Network (STERN) is a collaborative research network of academics and industry professionals working to enhance the economic, social and environmental sustainability of the sport industry and related sectors. STERN conducts multidisciplinary research to provide innovative marketing and management solutions to business, community and government organizations dedicated to the delivery of sport, tourism, event, and recreation services and products.
- Institute for Sport and Social Responsibility (ISSR) is oriented toward producing and advancing knowledge that is useful for sport industry practitioners in their efforts to promote a socially responsible agenda. ISSR's collaborative research efforts help practitioners to be more effective in their work of advancing corporate social responsibility and philanthropic initiatives within their organizations, thus strengthening their ties with their respective communities.
- Current Project:
TEMPLE UNIVERSITY AND SUSTAINABILITY
Building on the growing momentum for leadership and action on climate change, Temple University is commited to going climate neutral. The University recognizes the unique responsibility that institutions of higher education have as role models for their communities and in training the people who will develop the social, economic and technological solutions to reverse global warming.
Among the Universities many initiatives, actions include commitments to recycling, energy conservation, recycling of waste oil for biofuels, incentivizing public transportation and commitments to food sourcing from local producers. For more, visit the Temple University Sustainability Task Force.