Uniting Athletes for Global Change
Players for the Planet works to unite all athletes to bring lasting and measurable transformation to the Earth. We believe the responsibility to preserve and protect our planet falls on each and every one of us. As professional athletes, we are fortunate enough to have a powerful platform and the resources we need to create positive change in our world when it needs our help more than ever. We seek to unite to make sustainability and environmental responsibility foundational values of our sport.
Messsage from Players for the Planet
Players for the Planet is dedicated to providing resources for athletes across the sports landscape and helping everyone help themselves and their communities.
Unfortunately, due to the ongoing public health crisis, OUR LIVE EVENTS WILL BE POSTPONED in accordance to government and CDC recommendations, including all Earth Day events scheduled for April.
Our priority is keeping our team, sponsors, partners, speakers and attendees safe.
In the meantime, Players for the Planet will be supplying new online content, resources and offerings for you. We are continuing to communicate with Partners we have in place, as well as developing new collaborations daily, to determine how we can best assist in communities as we all navigate the #COVID19 pandemic. We will share efforts we and our Partners are participating in, so you will know how you can also help your local community. Because we are all in this together.
All of these offerings will be FREE AND AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC, so please read our NEWS blog to stay up to date on efforts in local communities. Share with your friends, teammates and colleagues who may benefit and ask them to join our mailing list to stay in touch.
We hope you and your families stay safe and healthy during this unprecedented time, and we look forward to connecting with you online in the coming weeks.
Players for the Planet
Chris Dickerson, Founder
Sommai LéBron, Interim Chief Executive Officer
Slade Heathcott, President
Beach Cleanup in the Dominican Republic
Players for the Planet is proud to champion athlete-lead beach cleanups to fight the plastic wave in the DR.
HOW WE’RE MAKING A DIFFERENCE
Billion metric tons of plastic has been produced
Billion metric tons have become plastic waste
Has been recycled
Of plastic accumulates in landfills or ends up as litter
Million metric tons of plastic ends up in our oceans every year
Working to protect our planet
We aim to bring all hands on deck to fight the most urgent environmental issues of our day.