Planet Earth Games has now been shortlisted in the Social Impact, Engagement and/or Education Award Category for the British Sustainable Sport Awards, which will take place at the Kia Oval Cricket Ground, London on 19 October.
This is the first edition of the awards and is hosted by BASIS (British Association For Sustainable Sport). BASIS is the leading authority on sustainable sport in the UK, the body was established in 2011 and is a not-for-profit hub for the UK sports industry with a fierce belief in sustainable sport. BASIS acts to empower sport in the UK to become a world leader in sustainability.
Planet Earth Games founder Chris Broadbent said: “We are thrilled to be shortlisted for the British Sustainable Sport Awards. It is a real testament to the participants and volunteers who have helped make the Planet Earth Games a real success.
“Everyone behind the event passionately believes in the symbiotic relationship between human health and environmental health. If people are closely connected with nature, they are much more likely to conserve and nurture the natural environment and also reap the wellbeing benefits of being active in nature.
“Our findings back this up, 61% of participants are more physically active during the Planet Earth Games than in a typical month and 87% say they learned something new about environmental sustainability as a result of Planet Earth Games.”