Our 2012 Olympic hopefuls are spearheading a campaign for a more sustainable lifestyle. Thankfully, you don't need to be an Olympic athlete to join Team Green Britain...
Olympic medalists including rower James Cracknell, cyclist Victoria Pendleton and gymnast Louis Smith are throwing their weight behind the first ever Green Britain Day on Friday July 10th. The initiative aims to encourage people to look beyond purely sporting success in London 2012 and create a legacy from the Games that will benefit the environment.
Visit teamgreenbritain.org to find out how you can make positive, achievable lifestyle changes, from giving the bathroom an eco-makeover to throwing bring-and-swap parties, car-sharing and cutting down on food miles. You could even save a few quid on your household bills by reducing your energy consumption. Around 800 schools will be holding special events, there will be also outdoor events across the country and a concert at the Eden Project in Cornwall starring Paul Weller and Florence and the Machine.
Double Olympic gold medalist James Cracknell OBE, who witnessed the effects of climate change first-hand whilst filming BBC2 series On Thin Ice, says: “Just three years from now, Britain will play host to the biggest show on earth; it’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for us to inspire people across the globe with the very best of British – including world-leading environmental change. We have no time to waste and must, as a nation working together, start taking action now.”
Join the team at teamgreenbritain.org
For more on The Big Lunch nationwide event (in association with The Eden Project), check out Jenny Tucker's Food Blog.