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England Athletics release new sustainability insight on Earth Day

Earth Day is an annual event that takes place on April 22 around the world to show support for environmental protection. Today, Earth Day is not only meant to raise awareness of environmental issues but has also become a popular time for many communities to gather together to clean up trash, plant trees or simply reflect the beauty of nature. course.

Sustainable strategy of British athletics

Athletics UK’s new sustainability strategy (PDF 2MB) was published last December and will be used to engage and inspire British athletics clubs, Run TeamTogether, athletes and athletes, as well as event and facility providers. Crucially, this strategy will provide methods for measuring and tracking sustainability impact and progress across social, economic and environmental impact areas so that all progress can be accurately measured. corpse.

We recently did a second data reset for this sustainability insight. We interview people (age 11 and over) in the UK monthly about their level of exercise and activity participation, including running behavior and attitudes towards running. This survey allows us to explore areas of interest in this community. It provides statistics showing that interest and activity in running are highly correlated with increasing engagement in sustainability – especially among those who jog at least once a week. .

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Almost three-quarters (72%) of the UK population say they are very concerned about sustainability as part of their daily lives.
24% at least have some interest.

For those who say they run weekly, these numbers increase to 86% and 28%.

Nearly three out of five (57%) say they have at least some knowledge of what individual sustainability-related interventions they can implement.

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79% of weekly runners have at least some knowledge.

Three-quarters (74%) say they are open to a lifestyle change.
24% are very willing.

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This rate increases to 86% for those who run weekly.

Helping you on your journey of sustainable development

England Athletics recognizes that while improving the sustainability of mall operations, procurement and event planning is critical, we can have an even greater impact through advocacy and support. support the wider athletics and running community. We will be issuing guidance to RunTogether clubs, teams, facilities, race directors and suppliers in the coming months to help them on their sustainability journey.

Sport England Grants to support sustainable projects

In this coronation year, Sport England is looking at two more areas that reflect the King’s personal passions. One of them is about sustainability and projects that focus on working sustainably while reducing the impact on the environment. We want to draw attention to Sport England’s Small Sponsorship Program seeks to develop opportunities for the community to attract more people to be physically active. Clubs can adopt ideas such as an activity that might involve the purchase of locally manufactured equipment to expand the club’s ability to operate or utilize the assets of the local community. means to reduce travel. Sport England will support new projects through the provision of National Lottery funding from £300 to £15,000.


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