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Using the Every Move strategy and action plan, we want to lead, inspire and support the sector to become environmentally sustainable, enabling greater opportunity for all people to participate in sport and physical activity, now and in the future.

Leading environmental sustainability with Every Move

We believe nothing has the potential to suppress physical activity, along with the health and happiness benefits it brings, more than climate change – whether it's disrupting major events or thwarting mass participation.

And it will be those least active and most deprived who'll suffer the most. 

We know participation levels are being affected by the increasing prevalence of extreme weather events such as heatwaves and flooding.

And, like the rest of society, the sport and physical activity sector is contributing to, and exacerbating, these effects.

We have multiple impacts on the environment, through energy consumption in our facilities and in travelling to participation opportunities, and through the equipment we use and waste we create. 

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What we're doing

We want to lead the urgent change that’s needed, by being an environmentally responsible organisation and working with all our partners, big and small, to show the way and to drive climate awareness and action across England. 

We’re a signatory to the UN Sports for Climate Action Framework and will act as a global advocate for positive change.

You can find out what else we are doing to improve our own environmental performance on the third tab of this page.

Our sector consultation showed that the sport and physical activity sector are keen to take action and want us to provide support, guidance and leadership to enable the sector to match these aspirations.

While our strategy, Every Move, which you can find our more about on the next tab, sets out how we'll provide this and you can find out more about all of our support below.   

Our strategy and action plan

Find our more about what our strategy means for our partners, our priority themes, sector support and action plans.

Every Move

Minimising our environmental impact

Our journey to reduce our own impact, detailing our carbon footprint, our commitment to the UN Sports for Climate Framework and the actions we'll take across our operations and estates.

Minimising our environmental impact

Resources and support

Guidance and case studies to support you in taking positive environmental action. Whatever your starting point, there's advice on topics from creating a sports kit recycling scheme and planting trees at your local club to governance and the design of facilities and spaces.

Resources and support


Find out more about our consultation on the opportunities, challenges and support needed to work towards our collective net zero ambitions. We also have research into the effects of extreme weather on people's sport and physical activity experiences and participation.



Information about our Movement Fund, which aims to increase participation and promote environmental sustainability, as well as the National Lottery Community Fund's 'Climate Action Fund' and 'Awards for All' programme.


Training and events

Details on our free training offers for partners, our upcoming webinar series and future plans and events to support you in increasing your knowledge, confidence and capability to take action.

Training and events

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