6th October is #GreenSportsDay. The inaugural Green Sports Day was declared by former US President Barack Obama during the Pittsburgh Penguins’ visit to the White House – shortly after they claimed the 2016 Stanley Cup.
In his statement, President Obama wrote: “On this inaugural Green Sports Day, let us rededicate ourselves to safeguarding the one planet we share and strive to encourage sports fans across the globe to do the same.”
It is more important than ever that we show a unified force in the sports greening movement, so that together we can protect and enjoy the places where we play for years to come.
A special day to acknowledge the achievements of organisations that are using innovative approaches to tackle climate change through sports.