There are lots of athletes who want to use their platform to have a positive climate impact. But it can be hard to feel confident speaking up when climate change is such a huge and complex area.
That's why we teamed up with expert climate educators AimHi Earth to create a climate session tailored to athletes.
"Brilliant learning from the engaging Matthew Shribman @AimHiLive about the #ClimateCrisis. As athletes we have an incredible opportunity to use our voice and platform to take action now!"
“A brilliant session. Thank you very much for putting it on for us.”
"This course made me realise how much of an impact we have as athletes, and gave me the tools to start those important conversations."
Get to grips with key climate and nature concepts, improve confidence in communicating these to everyone and feel empowered to make positive change.
AimHi Earth is at the forefront of delivering climate education. They've brought together top-level scientists, educators, behavioural psychologists and expert communicators to create an empowering and solutions-focused climate and sustainabilty leadership course.
We've already delivered the athlete session to Team GB Olympians and Paralympians in the run-up to the Tokyo Games, BBC Sports presenters and commentators, and athletes ahead of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
Find out why sport is such a powerful way of making change, what sport is and should be doing to make a difference, and the specific actions athletes can take to play our part too.
We've added our experience as athletes ourselves, and our time working with athletes on climate projects, to make sure the sessions meet you where you are and are set up to answer your questions about what athletes can do for the planet.
As well as sport-specific insights, this one-hour session will include the following topics:
We achieve most when we come together.
These interactive sessions help those attending to feel that they are part of something beyond themselves, and not alone in facing this challenge.
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If you’re not an athlete, or would like to explore these themes in more detail, please take a look at AimHi’s website where you can sign up to hear about their four-session courses.
Matthew is a science communicator and environmentalist specialising in impact outside the echo chamber. He has appeared across the BBC, spoken for TEDxLondon and advises the World Congress of Science and Factual Producers.
Hannah is a double Olympic Champion and was Team GB's flag bearer this year. In 2019 she founded the Big Plastic Pledge to reduce single use plastic in sport.
Melissa was a GB rower from 2016-2021 and in 2020 brought 320 Olympians and Paralympians together in a letter to the UK government calling for a green recovery to the pandemic.
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