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Our Vision

The Sports Industry, through environmental and sustainability excellence and leadership, actively contributes to positive global climate action and the protection of our environment.

Our Mission

To use our sustainability knowledge, skills and experience, combined with our love of sport, to help to solve environmental challenges, and to facilitate positive change for a sustainable future.  

Our Values

Quality - in our work

Integrity - with our clients

Collaboration - with our partners.

Carolyn Hedley is the lead consultant

and founder of EcoIMPACT SPORTS.

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With 22 years experience, working in civil & environmental engineering and sustainability project management, Carolyn specialises in helping sports to adapt to climate and environmental challenges and to develops strategies to capitalise on the opportunities that going green can bring.

For 15 years Carolyn was the Environment and Sustainability Manager with the national governing body Scottish Golf, providing leadership, advisory and project management support to clubs and facilities. She collaborated on many industry initiatives and contributed to sustainability programmes at events such as The Open and the Ryder Cup.


Carolyn also enjoys inspiring action through education and training and was a non-executive Director on the Board of the Greenkeepers Training Committee.

To make real progress, partnership working is vital, and Carolyn has developed strong relationships with many Sports and Environment sector organisations over her career.


EcoIMPACT SPORTS works in partnership with a network of technical experts and government organisations to get the best support to our clients.

  • MSc Urban Water & Environmental Management

  • BEng (Hons) Civil & Environmental Engineering


Professional Memberships & Partnerships
  • Practitioner Member of the Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment (IEMA)

  • Affiliate Member of the British Association for Sustainable Sport (BASIS)

  • Affiliate Member of the British & International Golf Greenkeepers Association (BIGGA)

  • Independent Accredited Verifier - GEO Certified (Golf)

  • Finalist in the Scottish Environment Business Awards (VIBES) 2017

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