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BBC goes green to mark Earth Day


The BBC has announced a series of initiatives to mark Earth Day 2022.

It will produce television, radio and digital content to help people make “planet friendly choices” and champion those making a difference.

BBC Sport will be working in partnership with Sport Positive Summit to celebrate those actively contributing to a more sustainable future through their sporting profile and practices.

The Sustainable Sports Awards will take place in October.

“Through these awards, and in partnership with the Sport Positive Summit, BBC Sport will be highlighting the fantastic work happening around the world,” explained Barbara Slater, Director of BBC Sport.

“Like the rest of the sports industry, we also have a duty to ensure we’re doing everything we can to reduce our impact on the environment, and by showcasing other’s efforts we hope this will inspire positive change.”

BBC Radio 5 Live is close to the end of its year-long series, following the city of Leeds as it tries to cut its carbon emissions.

Meanwhile BBC Children’s and Education will run a number of features across Blue Peter, BBC Bitesize and Hey Duggee.

“Earth Day is an important moment to reflect on the challenges facing our planet,” said Charlotte Moore, BBC Chief Content Officer.

“The initiatives we are announcing today exemplify the commitment we made at COP26 in signing the Climate Content Pledge, which is to go even further in helping audiences understand what’s at stake as well as highlighting what we can all do to make a difference, not only in our specialist content, but also through some of our most popular and best loved brands.”

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