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.
The Sports Equipment Recycle Council is established. Working with associations for the deaf, a nationwide tennis ball reuse project is initiated.
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.
GSA signs a Memorandum of Understanding with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
GSA and UNEP jointly hold the first Dream Camps bringing environmental education and sports coaching to children in Nairobi, Kenya.
Tadashi Yamamoto of the International Exchange Center becomes GSA Chairman.
GSA forms a partnership with the International Olympic Committee’s Sports and Environment Commission at the G-ForSE 2001 Global Forum.
The Ecoflag and G-ForSE are formally accepted into UNEP’s mid to long term planning strategy at the 22nd UNEP Governing Council Session.
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.
GSA and UNEP hold the G-ForSE 2003 Global Forum at the ANA Hotel in Tokyo.
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.
GSA, UNEP and the IOC Sports and Environment Commission hold the G-ForSE 2004 Global Forum in Lahore, Pakistan.
GSA and the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) extend their partnership.
The Ecoflag is displayed on the electronic message board at the 84th Emperor’s Cup with environmental announcements made to the spectators.
2005 The Sports Summit for the Environment (SSE) 2005 is held at the World Expo in Aichi.
Pro skier, Yuichiro Miura becomes the new GSA Chairman.
GSA and UNEP hold the G-ForSE 2006 Global Forum at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland.