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
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:...
Ten million people across the world took part in climate protests last September. Across the world people demanded that we work together to save our planet. Many scientists, politicians and protesters have said that it is up to the rich countries to clean up the mess...
Climate change is displacing refugees across the world. Typically, it’s the planet’s poorest people who are on the front line of our collective struggle against global warming. Previously, we have looked at an activist racing to relocate her neighbours from a sinking...
Following our story of the inspiring work of Ursala Ravoka and the relocation of the world’s first climate refugees from their island which is being swallowed by the sea, this instalment of Planet Earth Games’ series on people’s climate change stories turns our gaze...
It's National School Sport Week. It's hot. It's sunny. It would be a perfect week for sport's day. Whether you're a sack-race ace or a triple jump champion, 2020 has been disappointing for many. However, the Youth Sport Trust has teamed up with Sky Sports to run a...
At Planet Earth Games, when we advocate our mantra “Healthy Planet, Healthy People”, it is because the unhealthy planet, riddled with unsustainable actions and climate change, is causing unhealthy and life-threatening results for many of the world’s poorest people....
One of our great lessons of from the pandemic is rediscovering local nature spots. writes Planet Earth Games Chief Executive Chris Broadbent. Yes, we are lucky, my family and I live in Devon. In normal times, we would not hesitate to drive to the beach or on the...
At Planet Earth Games, we love seeing our planet green, alive and healthy! We believe in the power of personal choices when it comes to protecting our planet. Since the start of the global lockdown, the world has seen the largest drop of carbon emissions, ever!...
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