Global Sports Alliance (GSA) is a global network of sport enthusiasts that want to leave a healthy environment for our future generations.


Organization outline
Organization outline
Name NPO Global Sports Alliance (GSA)
Established 11 November 1999
Objectives GSA's goal is to contribute to the creation of a new sports culture that lives in harmony with the environment—for our future generations.
Activities To achieve this we are taking the following action:
  1. Educating future generations of environmentally aware children.
  2. Promote the ‘reduction, reuse and recycling' of sports equipment.
  3. To promote environmental awareness and action through a global sports network.
  4. To gather and promote examples of environmental action in the world of sport.
Chairman Yuichiro Miura
Vice-chairman Naoko Okada
Auditor Satoru Ito
Address GSA World Center
4-8-207 Nampeidai-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0036
TEL 81-3-3461-3082
FAX 81-3-3461-3083

GSA History
November 1999 The Global Tennis Forum Executive Committee decides to establish an NPO that will promote environmental awareness and action across all sport. Global Sports Alliance is officially established as a non-profit organization on 11 November 1999, with Masaaki Morita acting as Chairman.
April 2000 The Sports Equipment Recycle Council is established. Working with associations for the deaf, a nationwide tennis ball reuse project is initiated.
September 2000 The Global Forum for Sport and Environment (G-ForSE) is established as a platform to bring together the representatives of the world of sport in the development of a new sports culture that lives in harmony with the environment.
November 2000 GSA signs a Memorandum of Understanding with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
August 2000 GSA and UNEP jointly hold the first Dream Camps bringing environmental education and sports coaching to children in Nairobi, Kenya.
June 2001 Tadashi Yamamoto of the International Exchange Center becomes GSA Chairman.
November 2001 GSA forms a partnership with the International Olympic Committee's Sports and Environment Commission at the G-ForSE 2001 Global Forum.
February 2003 The Ecoflag and G-ForSE are formally accepted into UNEP's mid to long term planning strategy at the 22nd UNEP Governing Council Session.
May 2003 GSA Executive Director, Tatsuo Okada, joins a press conference in Berlin to announce the formal adoption of the Ecoflag on the 2003 Swatch-FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour.
November 2003 GSA and UNEP hold the G-ForSE 2003 Global Forum at the ANA Hotel in Tokyo.
January 2004 The Ecoflag Movement is launched, encapsulating the Ecoflag, G-ForSE, Sports-Eco.Net and RECYCL'art projects under one united drive to promote environmental awareness and action through sport.
November 2004 GSA, UNEP and the IOC Sports and Environment Commission hold the G-ForSE 2004 Global Forum in Lahore, Pakistan.
December 2004 GSA and the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) extend their partnership.
January 2005 The Ecoflag is displayed on the electronic message board at the 84th Emperor's Cup with environmental announcements made to the spectators.
Augast 2005 2005 The Sports Summit for the Environment (SSE) 2005 is held at the World Expo in Aichi.
June 2006 Pro skier, Yuichiro Miura becomes the new GSA Chairman.
December 2006 GSA and UNEP hold the G-ForSE 2006 Global Forum at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland.
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