Protecting people and the planet through the power of sport and activity.
Young people and adults are more concerned over climate change and its effects on the natural environment than at any other time. At the same time, inactivity and obesity are at record levels.
We are a not-for-profit organisation who passionately believe in the symbiotic relationship between the environment and human activity. After all, if we don’t preserve and protect the lakes, oceans, forests, coastlines, mountains and moors then how we expect people to be more active? Our guiding thought, in its simplest form is…Healthy People, Healthy Planet.
In 2019, we launched the Planet Earth Games, the world’s first environment themed multi-sports event.
In collaboration with partners, we deliver innovative experiences that inspire and
build a healthier planet for all. Together, we host activities for all the community, including paddle boarding, plogging (jogging and picking up litter), walking and cycling and also share best practice in environmental sustainability including plastic reduction, leaving no trace, recycling, going carbon zero, active travel and veganism.
We enable the community, businesses and schools to achieve environmental and physical activity goals. We achieve this through innovative events, experiences and products that have an immediate impact on environmental improvement and which also educate and inspire audiences to address climate change in the long-term.
We are committed to:
● Empowering people to develop an active relationship with the environment
● Engaging people in innovative models of environmental sustainability and physical activity
● Educating, informing and engaging people in best practice in environmental sustainability
● Nurturing people’s enjoyment and understanding of the natural environment for improved wellbeing
Making the changes that benefit us all start here. Through activities and education, Planet Earth Games is having an impact every step of the way. Our eye is on the prize when it comes to building a better world for the next generation. And, we’re excited for the journey. But we’re not complacent, we’re always seeking out ways we can up our offering. Being part of our team means a commitment to evolving for the better, and we’re proud of where we’re headed. It’s a collective effort, and one we embark on together.
Play your part.
Charity number 1169058, registered as Devon Youth Games Trust
OUR GUIDING LIGHTS
“We only have twelve years to prevent the worst impacts of climate change.” 2018 United Nations Report.
“There will be more plastic than fish in the sea by 2050.” Study by Ellen MacArthur Foundation.
“There are over 150 plastic bottles littering each mile of UK beaches.” Surfers Against Sewage study.
41% of 18-25 year olds in 22 countries respondents cite global warming as the most important issue facing the world. Future of Humanity Survey
Children are increasingly suffering anxiety, stress and grief about climate change, University of Bath 2019
34% of men and 42% of women reported that they did not meet UK guidelines on physical activity. NHS report, 2016.
Physical inactivity costs the NHS in the UK around £1 billion per year. Public Health England
Connecting to nature leads to a scientifically significant increase in people’s health, happiness, and active behaviours. Wildlife Trusts
Individuals who visit natural spaces weekly, and feel psychologically connected to them, report better physical and mental wellbeing. Journal of Environmental Psychology
Since Greta Thunberg first began her School Climate Strike in August 2018, over 7m have taken part in demonstrations calling on Governments across the world to urgently address climate change
Planet Earth Games launches in Exeter, UK 2019
Healthy Planet, Healthy People.
Recent News and Blogs from Planet Earth Games
Sport - particularly football - has a unique position to act as a moral guide for society. We see this clearly with the taking of the knee in support of Black Lives Matter. But in the mess of the European Super League announcement and its quick disband, elite level...
This is it! The week that gym and leisure centres doors re-open. But there has been some significant changes in exercise habits through the pandemic, will these step changes hold into the long-term? Or will the lycra and spandex-wearing masses be battering down the...
What if dropping litter in the park was considered as taboo as smoking in indoor public places? An opinion from Planet Earth Games Founder Chris Broadbent Another lockdown bank holiday and another weekend of litter strewn across the country’s parks and beaches....
Planet Earth Games is an organisation right at the heart of two of the major challenges of our time - human health & wellbeing and climate change. As we tip toe from the pandemic, the UK is facing a crisis over inactivity and obesity, which is estimated to cost...
Following February's Planet Earth Games, we conducted some analysis of the event to find out more about our participants and what they thought of our events. February's Planet Earth Games was the second month-long virtual event we have delivered and our first ever...
What a month! It's been a……veggie art making, exercising, connecting with nature-ing, litter picking, badminton playing, green space planning, walking, home workout-ing, word creating, keepy-uppy-ing, eco brick making, kite making, home workout-ing, cold dipping, milk...
Planet Earth Games is thrilled to announce the recruitment of seven new high calibre trustees ahead of another exciting year for the organisation and its innovative model of sustainable sport, health and wellbeing and physical activity. The incoming Trustees bring a...
The New Year’s Day walk has become almost as synonymous with the turning of the year as a drunken rendition of Auld Lang Syne. It encapsulates everything that people want in their New Year; a healthy, happy experience with loved ones – and for more than a few, the...
Riverford Organic Farmers challenge you to make an "incredible edible' picture, using up odd bits of veg/fruit, cooked or raw on toast or just on a set size piece of paper. It must be veg, cut up and used how they like - all must be edible with no waste. One lucky...
Glamorgan professional cricketer Joe Cooke sets you a catching challenge in nature. You have one week to complete the challenge. One lucky winner will receive a signed Glamorgan jersey by the whole team. Please post on social media and tag Planet Earth Games, Joe...
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