The 10 principles of Active Design we developed with Public Health England to promote healthy design can be used to encourage active lifestyles and maximise the potential of local green spaces.
If our communities are more walkable and facilities are in easy reach of each other, we can help people to improve their health and reduce their carbon footprint through better design and by using the built and natural environment around us.
The sport and leisure sector can also rise to the challenges of climate change in the design and management of sports, recreation, and leisure facilities.
Sustainability helps to drive down running costs and protect against extreme weather and flooding that regularly affect sports across the country, stopping play each season.
We’ll be updating the resources available on our website that can help sport and leisure organisations tackle climate change, drive industry innovation and do their bit for our health, communities and environment.
We know there’s already a keen interest in environmental sustainability across our sector and a willingness to promote change to help meet our nation’s net-zero targets.
As part of the National Lottery family, the #PlanetaryPromise we make today can make it as easy and as beneficial as possible to be active in our communities in the next 10 years and beyond.