Sporting events leave a large carbon footprint between the built infrastructure and emissions from participants and spectators. The International Olympic Committee and around 300 other signatories have agreed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2030. This past summer’s Commonwealth Games in Birmingham pledged to leave a carbon neutral legacy. Team Canada implemented its own plan to be carbon neutral at the Games.
Today is Bell Let’s Talk Day, a day to raise awareness and combat stigma surrounding mental illness in Canada.
According to the International Olympic Committee (IOC), as many as 35% of elite athletes experience mental health symptoms and disorders. Fortunately, conversations about mental health are becoming more normalized in high performance sport. Check out the IOC’s Mental Health in Elite Athletes Toolkit for tips and strategies to help protect and promote the mental health of the high performers in your life.