We had a lightbulb moment two years ago.
We were a charity that organised multi-sport events for children and we did it very successfully. But as our participants and their families began to become more concerned about climate change, so did we. No longer would we import medals from China and provide stacks of single use plastic bottles of water.
Climate Change is real and we had to get real too.
We relaunched in 2019 as the Planet Earth Games, the world's first environmental-themed sports event. Our first ever community event in Exeter was a great success and we refreshed our activities to include activities that connect people closer to the natural environment including plogging (that's picking up litter and jogging btw), paddleboarding and kayaking.
We are a charity buzzing with loads of new ideas and with real momentum. But the arrival of COVID-19 presented a unique challenge. How can we engage people into physical activity and taking action on climate change without being able to host our events?
Easy! We go "virtual"! Instead of hosting multiple events and the inevitable and unavoidable footprint, we will make use of digital technology and create our own virtual challenges.
This way, we can motivate people to get active from their own front doors, explore their immediate environments and without the need to travel avoid any fuel emissions!
For 2020, we plan to step into the void left by the postponed Olympic Games and host challenges to inspire a new generation into sport, activity and sustainability. We plan to build on this in future years connecting people across the country with a shared experience that helps their own health and that of the planet.
Please help us to get this off the ground by sowing your seeds of support.