How to Go Green in Sports
When you or your child is out there kicking the ball into the net or dribbling the ball past an opponent, are there any eco friendly activities going on too? Even though soccer, basketball, football, etc. are just games, they can play a large part in people's lives, and if you challenge yourself at sports, you can challenge yourself to an eco friendly match as well.
Green Activities for the Team
Equipment is an important part of the game, but it doesn't mean that your team has to purchase new uniforms every year. Instead customize organic cotton jerseys that can be worn all season. You can also borrow knee pads, soccer socks and other gear from friends. Or check out your local thrift store or online sites for used items.
Another essential factor in sports is practice time. Instead of driving separately to the meeting place, plan a carpool. Then two or three people can be the drivers and contribute their green efforts while picking up and dropping off everyone.
Green Activities for You
When you're in charge of snacks or drinks, purchase ones that are packed with nutrition and have biodegradable packaging. If you end up buying plastic water bottles, be in charge of collecting everyone's empty bottle so they all get recycled.
In addition to buying more consciously, you can also make sure you don't litter and support earth friendly organizations. Maybe setup a donation box and dedicate your game playing to a certain environmental or animal organization.
Green Activities for Spectators
It's important as a spectator to recycle your trash and throw your garbage in a receptacle rather than on the ground. Also, avoid purchasing food in disposable containers and instead, bring your own snacks and beverages in reusable glass or plasticware.