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More than 70 Organisations Sign 'Going For Green'

The Football Association, England Athletics and Paddle UK are among some of the big names to have signed up to the Going Green Pledge.

More than 70 organisations from across the sports and physical activity sector have committed to becoming greener by signing Sport England’s Going for Green pledge.

Every signatory of the pledge agrees to: 

• reduce energy and water usage

• champion walking, cycling and lift-sharing when travelling to activities

• drastically reducing reliance on single-use plastics

• recycle waste and increase the reuse of sports equipment and kit

• boost activity to nurture nature and wildlife. 

The sports body is now urging every sports organisation in the UK to sign the pledge and commit to finding new ways to become greener in their work. 

Sport England chair, Chris Boardman, said: “From ferocious heatwaves becoming more frequent, making it hard for children to simply run around outside, to tens of thousands of grassroots football matches being cancelled every year due to severely flooded pitches, climate change is already impacting our ability to be active.

“Three in five people in England are saying severe weather is now negatively affecting their sport and physical activity levels.

“Without action, we will lose even more opportunities to be active, to look after our health, to play with our friends, so we must act now to protect these things that we love.

“It’s fantastic to see the first 70 organisations step up and pledge their commitment to tackling this global threat. They are the pioneers of what must become a national movement.

“We are the first generation to feel the impact of climate change, and the last generation that can do something about it; the status quo cannot be an option.”


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