Active Kent & Medway has signed Sport England’s Going for Green pledge. We join over 70 other organisations from across the sport and physical activity sector who have pledged their commitment to becoming greener.

Chris Boardman, Sport England Chair 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.

“In fact, 3 in 5 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 have a duty to act now to protect these things that we love”.

Every signatory of the Going For Green 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.

We’re inviting local sports clubs and organisations across Kent and Medway to join us and take action to tackle climate change.

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