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.
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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
Planet Earth Games is joining forces with some of the country's leading Olympians including Mo Farah, Paula Radcliffe and Steve Redgrave in campaigning for the UK Government to prioritise a Green Recovery from the Pandemic. We have recently teamed up with Champions...
Following the huge success of August 2020 and our first ever virtual event. Planet Earth Games will be back in February 2021 with another month of a sustainable challenges every day. Organisers are working on the The exact details of challenges will be confirmed by...
It was foremost in our minds that for our re-modeled virtual Planet Earth Games, it was free, accessible and enjoyable. It was important for us bring some silver lining into people’s summers. We hope, in our small way, we achieved that.
With travel restrictions, social distancing and leisure opportunities severely limited due to the pandemic, families will be forgiven for wondering how to fill their summer this year. The Planet Earth Games offers a unique opportunity throughout August for everyone to...
As face masks have quickly become a normal part of life, it is important that we adapt to the new normal with an eye on our mantra of #HealthyPeople and a #HealthyPlanet. Face masks are incredibly important for keeping our communities safe. By stopping the spread of...
Ahead of entries launching next week (week beginning 20 July), the Planet Earth Games has been given a significant lift as in recent days, having been joined by a flurry of national, regional and local brands and ambassadors, sharing in the event's ethos of nurturing...
Summer has arrived and lockdown is slowly lifting. At Planet Earth Games we talk about the dangers of climate change a lot, but we have come up with some tips for you to try out on your next adventure. Making sure your saved-up holiday budget is being spent...
Environmental activist and adventurer Cal Major has joined Planet Earth Games as an event ambassador. As a eater sports enthusiast, Cal became increasingly concerned over the increase in plastic pollution on our coastlines and launched the campaign Paddle Against...
"I woke up last Thursday morning and was disgusted by all the rubbish on the beach", Megan from the Sorted Surf Shop lives in the centre of town. Last week, when 500,000 people descended on Bournemouth Beach, the entire town was gridlocked with visitors. The next day,...
With one month to go until Planet Earth Games, now is a great time to join Plastic Free July! We are proud to be supported by KIDS AGAINST PLASTIC! Here's our inspiring new ambassadors explaining why we need to take notice of the plastic problem:...
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