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UK's Largest Plogathon in Exeter

Posted by Dominic Hughes on 28th May 2019 in Blogging | planet earth games,plogging,plogathon,exeter,plastic free,sustainability

Planet Earth Games set to deliver the U.K's largest Plogathon: An Explainer.     Planet Earth Games and plastic free Exeter have agreed a partnership to deliver a ‘Plogathon’ – which organisers believe could be the biggest plogging event ever delivered in the UK. What is 'plogging'?   Plogging refers to the activity of picking up litter whilst jogging - a Swedish derived term, from "plocka" (to pick up) and "jogga" (to jog). From its beginnings in Sweden in 2016, plogging now represents an increasingly global movement, evidenced by the representation of over 40 countries in the official online “Plogga” group.   In Kolar in India, a non-pr...


Posted by Chris Broadbent on 02nd January 2019 in Blogging | planet earth games,chris broadbent,environment,devon,sustainability,exeter

Only last July, we ordered crates and crates of bottled water for the 2018 South West Youth Games finals and thought very little of it. writes CEO Chris Broadbent. Hundreds of single-use plastic for one day and then discarded. Six months on and it is something we - as an organisation - will never contemplate again. We surveyed our participants after last year's events and found that the environment is an issue they cared deeply about. Our charity, like many of our participants and their parents, is also on a journey of enlightenment and a stronger sense of responsibility to environmental sustainability. The link between the environment and children's health an...

South West Water backs Planet Earth Games to promote health and hydration

Posted by South West Youth Games on 24th June 2019 in Blogging | south west water,water,hydration,planet earth games,sustainability,no single use,partnership

South West Water has teamed up with the world’s first environment themed multi-sports event to help promote the benefits of health and hydration. The groundbreaking Planet Earth Games is taking place in Exeter on 6 July at Exwick Sports Hub and Flowerpot Playing Fields.   The organisers have a vision of inspiring a generation of environmentally-sustainable young people through physical activity. The Planet Earth Games is committed to:   zero usage of avoidable single use oil-based plastics leaving no trace by achieving zero waste usage of recycled materials wherever possible being at the forefront of sustainability in sport in the UK   The part...

Showcase your organisation at Planet Earth Games

Posted by South West Youth Games on 25th June 2019 in Blogging | sustainability,business,exeter,trade,exhibitor

Book your place on Village Green - July 6th!     Do you share our vision of inspiring a generation of environmentally sustainable young people through sport and physical activity?Then book your place at Planet Earth Games, the world's first environment themed multi-sport event in Exeter on 6 July. Planet Earth Games provides a unique Olympic and Paralympic-style experience for up to 3000 young people and their families whilst sharing the best in sustainability in sport and beyond.There is limited places in the Village Green, BOOK NOW. Or, to find out more, contact Jo Wood via email or on 07809 144260.   We are pleased to announce that we will be ...

Devon's own Olympics launched

Posted by Nikki Taylor on 22nd March 2016 in Blogging |

  Devon's Own Olympics Launched   As the countdown to Rio 2016 gathers momentum, Devon’s own answer to the Olympic and Paralympic Games is settling into its starting blocks in a stronger position than ever before with a sponsorship extension, new venue and new board of trustees.   The Devon South West Youth Games will take place at Okehampton’s picturesque Simmons Park on Sunday 3 July with around 2,000 young Devonians from across the county expected to compete in 15 sports.   It will be the 17th Year of the South West Youth Games which offers a unique and inspirational multi-sport experience for able bodied and...

Cornish Teams Set for Games Debuts

Posted by Nikki Taylor on 20th April 2016 in Blogging |

Cornish Teams Set for Games Debuts With less than three months to go until the Devon South West Youth Games, the South West’s biggest annual youth sports event is set to welcome teams from Cornwall for the first time. The addition of ten team entries from Cornwall to this year’s Games is a stepping stone towards the event developing into the South West Peninsula Youth Games for 2017.  Cornwall School Games Organisers have confirmed they will be sending teams to participate in the 17th Annual Games being held at Okehampton’s Simmons Park on Sunday 3 July. Around 2,000 young people aged 8-18 are expected to compete in 12 sports for able...
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