Posted: Wed, 28 Apr 2021 12:51
Nick Evans, our head of planning a Sport England, has written a blog explaining how they help support our environment and why they believe the sport and physical activity sector can help tackle climate change.
"This week, the National Lottery launched a special campaign to encourage all of us to make a #PlanetaryPromise to do our bit for the environment.
Our #PlanetaryPromise is to continue making sport and physical activity an easy choice for everyone and we'll use our expertise, guidance, tools and support to make this happen.
Recent research, that was commissioned by us, has found that:
- if the whole of England walked as much as London, 1.3 million more people would achieve a daily walk
- if the whole of England cycled as much as Cambridge, 10% of all transport trips would be cycled.
During the past year, walking and cycling have been popular choices as many people were required to stay local during the pandemic.
To help our nation continue these activities, the sport and leisure sector must support those who develop and manage local environments.
As an organisation, we've been making a positive contribution to the environment for many years by creating and protecting the spaces and places where people are active, making them available for everyone to enjoy and supporting their environmental sustainability".
(Source: Sport England)