Protecting people and the planet through the power of sport and activity #HealthyPlanet #HealthyPeople

We had a moment of clarity in July 2018.

Our charity had just finished hosting a multi-sports event for young people across Southwest England. In clearing up, we had crates of unused single-use plastic water bottles, unallocated medals imported from 6000 miles away and generators chugging away on fossil fuels.

We suddenly became aware that our charity was not addressing the concerns of young people around the environment.

Climate change is real - and we had to get real too.

But we also passionately believe in the power of sport and physical activity in people’s lives. Sport has a unique ability to mobilise people and lead the way for social action. Exactly what is needed to address climate change.

So, the Planet Earth Games was created, bringing together sport, sustainability, health and wellbeing, social connectivity, conservation, and climate action in an innovative model. Since 2019, we have delivered events, activities and experiences in-person and online that have empowered thousands of people of all ages to connect to nature, take climate action and support their wellbeing.

From 2023, we have launched our new website which allows people to measure their progress by scoring points and earning badges while taking challenges that support a sustainable and active lifestyle.    


We believe in:

  • The symbiotic relationship between human health & environmental health – if people are better connected with the natural environment, they are more motivated to preserve the environment and reap all the wellbeing benefits from being in and around nature 
  • Sustainability is fun  it is enjoyable both in discovering and maintaining new eco-friendly habits
  • Everybody can play a part – we encourage change, we don’t berate people, we are inclusive and accessible and welcome everyone to make a positive difference

Take part as an individual, create a team or sign up with your workplace or place of education and make a difference.

#HealthyPlanet #HealthyPeople

Our Team


Chris Broadbent

Founder and CEO

A multi-sport specialist working in senior roles, including at Olympic, Asian and Commonwealth Games, he is the driving force behind Planet Earth Games. Enjoys long distance running, cycling and supporting his son's football team.


Sarah Halhead-Baker


A group project manager at Sky, including a stint with SKY Zero and Sky Ocean Rescue.


Lauren Durkan

Vice Chair

A policy advisor at Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).


Edgar Herridge


Senior National Disability Cricket Manager for England and Wales Cricket Board. Keen cricketer who plays for his local club in Somerset.


James Brookes


Associate Director at the world’s largest baby swimming franchise.


In an international survey on climate anxiety, 59% of 16-25 year olds were very or extremely worried about climate change. More than 45% of respondents said their feelings about climate change negatively affected their daily life and functioning.

University of Bath

Research shows that people who are more connected with nature are usually happier in life and more likely to report feeling their lives are worthwhile. Nature can generate many positive emotions, such as calmness, joy, and creativity and can facilitate concentration.

Mental Health Foundation

We already have all the facts and solutions, all we have to do is to wake up and change.

Greta Thunberg

Our Ambassadors


Etienne Stott

Olympic kayaking gold medallist

Winner of Olympic gold at London 2012, he is a passionate activist for climate action.


Kids Against Plastic

Environmental Campaigners

TedEx influencers campaigning to address plastic pollution and other environmental issues.


Lauren Smith

Team GB badminton player

A world-class badminton player and winner of European and Commonwealth medals.


Joe Cooke

Professional Cricket Player

A passionate supporter of environmentalism who has played county cricket for both Durham and Glamorgan.


Fiona Oakes

Vegan Runner

A holder of multiple marathon and ultra running records, she is a co-founder of Vegan Runners, one of the fastest growing running clubs in the world.