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Leveling the Playing Field: Sports & Climate Justice

"Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair. It is more powerful than government in breaking down racial barriers.” 

-Nelson Mandela

Recent injustices have catalyzed the Black Lives Matter movement, including disparities in COVID-19 Response efforts, the murder of George Floyd, and continued injustices caused by the history of systematic oppression in the United States and around the world. These global crises are inextricably intertwined and amplified by climate change and climate injustice.

The sustainability industry must address social justice to solve for climate change and as Nelson Mandela describes, sport may be just the tool to break down some barriers.

Please join EcoAthletes and the following speakers for a conversation to address these topics through the eyes of athletes who are actively working on evolving systemic change.