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About Me...

Hello, I'm Carolyn Hedley, the founder and lead consultant of EcoIMPACT SPORTS.


Based in Edinburgh, Scotland, I specialise in helping sports to adapt to climate and environmental challenges and to capitalise on the opportunities that going green can bring.

I've 22 years of experience, knowledge and skills working in civil & environmental engineering and sustainability project management. For 15 years I was the Environment and Sustainability Manager with the national governing body Scottish Golf, advising hundreds of clubs to improve their sustainability and inspiring action through education and training.

To make real progress, partnership working is vital, and I have developed strong relationships with many Sports, Government and Environment sector organisations and specialists.

About you….

Whether you are new to the whole environment game, or already making changes for the better, you need someone to give you the facts and the tools to get moving in the right direction.

Working with EcoIMPACT SPORTS you will get:

  • Clear information on sustainability matters and how you will benefit from taking action


  • Friendly, no-nonsense advice on what you need to do and how you need to do it from someone who understands the inner workings and challenges of sports business management.

  • Support with making the right connections to the right people to get the results you want.


  • Help with talking to the people in your world that need to hear all about it.


  • Training to empower you with the skills to keep up momentum for long term progress and results.

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Carolyn Hedley

MSc Urban Water & Environmental Management

BEng (Hons) Civil & Environmental Engineering

Environmental Auditing ISO 14001 and 9001

Professional Memberships

Practitioner Member of the Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment (IEMA)

Associate Member of the British Institute of Sustainable Sport (BASIS)

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


Finalist in the Scottish Environment Business Awards (VIBES) 2017


The Sports Industry, through environmental and sustainability excellence and leadership, actively contributes to positive global climate action.


To use my sustainability knowledge, skills and experience, combined with my love of sport, to help clubs, organisations, events and sports people to solve their environmental challenges, and to facilitate positive change to help plan the way to a sustainable future.  

Core Values

I value Quality, Integrity and Collaboration in my work and in my partners.

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