You too can become an essential part of Sports For Future! It doesn't matter if you are a sports association, club, athlete, or just a fan. The climate crisis affects us all, and we need every individual to work together in sports for a climate-just future.
Badminton national player Miranda Wilson, in collaboration with Kai Schäfer, initiated the first climate protection and reforestation project in the sport of badminton: BadmintONEarth.
National field hockey player Nike Lorenz is an ambassador for Sports for Future and, along with the Danas, the women's national hockey team, planted a hockey forestin South Africa.
Sailor Boris Herrmann and his Team Malizia, in partnership with the Mama Earth Foundation, established the Malizia Mangrove Park in the Philippines with the goal of planting a total of 1,000,000 mangroves.
Jacqueline Otchere, the pole vaulter and German champion in 2018, is one of the initiators of Sports For Future and an ambassador for Sports4Trees
As a stand-up paddler and catamaran sailor, Michael Walther has been dedicated to climate protection through his ZeroEmissions project for ten years. In 2023, he traveled 550 kilometers from Kiel to Berlin with his stand-up paddleboard (SUP) for the "National Prize - Education for Sustainable Development" to make a statement.
Sports associations often bring together a multitude of athletes under their umbrella and, therefore, bear significant responsibility. We firmly believe that even at the association level, diverse steps can be taken to make the sports competitions of the future environmentally friendly. Action days by organizations like the DFB (German Football Association) or the Bavarian Badminton Association have marked a strong start. Now, together with the associations in our network, we aim to take further steps to ensure that future generations inherit a world where sports can continue to inspire the same way it does today.
In 2022, the DFB organized a Climate Action Matchday to kick off the cup competition, raising €46,200.
In addition to endorsing our statement, the association hosted the most sustainable badminton tournament in Germany in April 2023.
In May 2023, the Bavarian Sport Youth organized a charity flea market, and the proceeds supported Sports4Trees.
Rower Carlotta Nwajide and Fini Sturm initiated the "Ruderwald" (rowers forest a reforestation project in Kenya. Through donations from the national rowing team, they aim to raise awareness of the climate crisis and live up to their role as elite athletes.
The reforestation project in the DR Congo, initiated by Miranda Wilson and Kai Schäfer, is supported by the badminton community. Donations are used to plant trees, promote solar energy, and assist the local population.
During the 2022 World Cup season, athletes from the Snowboard Verband Deutschland e.V. wore warming stripes on their jackets to raise awareness of climate change.
As part of the MOVE campaign by dsj, all athletes were encouraged to participate in the #purzelnfürBäume (tumble for trees) challenge/a> in September 2022. At the end of the campaign, tree seeds were donated to establish one of our tree nurseries in Senegal.
The Table Tennis Bundesliga supported our Sports4Trees Christmas campaign by planting 15 trees.
In all sports clubs, solidarity and teamwork are highly valued. It doesn't matter whether it's a club with thousands of members or the small local club around the corner.
Sports For Future collaborates with both large sports clubs like FC Augsburg and smaller clubs like TC Dinklage. Depending on the available resources, we have implemented projects that suit the club and make a small but significant contribution to the fight against the climate crisis. We have been involved in initiatives ranging from introducing climate tickets to tree planting campaigns and charity runs.
If you want to put sustainability in the spotlight with your club, have project ideas, or need assistance with implementation, feel free to contact us at email@example.com.
As part of their new sustainability strategy, FC Augsburg established the FCA-forest, with a goal to plant 20,000 trees near the arena by 2026.
In celebration of their 100th anniversary in 2021, the club planted 100 trees on their premises.
The Team Malizia, led by sailor Boris Herrmann, supports the project "1,000,000 Mangroves for the Malizia Mangrove Park".
The Siaka Académie Foot, a football academy in Senegal, is also a supporter of Sports For Future.
Schools and universities are vital places for societal transformation, and students, in particular, have developed a strong awareness of the climate crisis through movements like Fridays For Future.
For this reason, Sports For Future partners with educational institutions. Together with educators, we regularly exchange ideas about possible projects and knowledge dissemination. Furthermore, environmental education plays an increasingly important role in the teaching and learning environment through the integration of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD).
If your school wants to organize a charity run, needs materials for environmental education, or has other ideas, feel free to contact us at Siaka Académie Foot
In April 2021, a decentralized charity run was organized by the University of Bayreuth's Summer Feeling and CommunityMOVE. By matching contributions made by Sports for Future e.V., an impressive 14,554-tree Summer Feeling Forest will be planted in Masindi, Uganda through myclimate.
The GKS Holdorf has conducted three charity runs in 2021, 2022, and 2023, with proceeds benefiting a partner school in Nigeria supported by the Zenaga Foundation.
In 2022, Gymnasium Lohne signed the Sports For Future statement. Collaborative initiatives are in progress. In 2020, we had already conducted presentations for high school students there.
The Cologne Business School, through its co-founder of Sports For Future, Prof. Dr. Torsten Weber, is a scientific partner of Sports For Future.
We have visited the German Sport University Cologne several times and delivered presentations on the topic of "Sustainability in Sports" with Sports for Future.
Our ambassadors have been advocating for climate protection in our name in their regions, clubs, associations, or sports for years. We maintain continuous communication with them about concrete ideas, upcoming events, and their engagement opportunities.
If you have questions or are interested in our ambassador program, feel free to contact us firstname.lastname@example.org.
Occupation: Head of Communications and Climate Protection Officer at TSC Eintracht Dortmund
Focus / Passion in Sustainability: Grassroots sports as a multiplier for climate protection.
Occupation: Professor of Sports Science at the University of Bayreuth
Focus / Passion in Sustainability: Pioneer in empirical sports ecology and founder and managing director of the think tank sportainable
Occupation: Badminton Professional (Training base in Mulheim an der Ruhr, Discipline: Women's Singles)
Climate Protection Engagement: Founder of BadmintONEarth, Climate Protection Officer for the DBV (German Badminton Association)
Studies: Currently pursuing a degree in Nutrition Sciences (Bachelor)
Occupation: Project Manager
Focus / Passion in Sustainability: Sustainability in sports events and everyday life
Occupation: Sports Soldier (Shooting Sport, Pistol Discipline)
Focus on Sustainability: Elite sports as a multiplier for social and ecological sustainability
Occupation: Professional Handball Player, Founder of the Handball Fashion Brand Nahtstelle
Focus on Sustainability: "Let's use the reach of sports to raise awareness of this important issue. Together with clubs and companies in the sports industry, we can make a difference and contribute to climate protection."
Occupation: student of sports sciences; primary school teacher, fitness, football, nutrition coach
Focus on Sustainability: Education in schools & sports clubs in the areas of sustainability, inclusion, pedagogy, environmental protection. "Sustainabilty: Treeting the planet as if we planned to stay. "
Occupation: Dipl. Sports scientist, managing director Sportvereinigung Feuerbach 1883 e.V.
Focus on Sustainability: Sustainable organisational development of sports clubs and climate management
Occupation: Sports & Climate advocate
Founder of Active Giving
Focus on Sustainability: engaging the sporting community to lead the way toward a more sustainable future for all by fostering collaboration with local communities to reverse habitat loss, restore ecosystems and improve people’s well-being.
Even if you are not actively involved in sports, you can still get involved with Sports for Future as a fan. Fan communities bring together many people with common interests and passions, and together, they can achieve great things. If you want to support climate protection in addition to supporting your favorite team or club, if you want to start your own projects, or if you have ideas or questions, please feel free to contact us at email@example.com.
Green, committed, and extraordinary! Since 2018, the Forest Green Devils fan community has brought together people who support their beloved club, Forest Green Rovers, and aim to change the football world sustainably. As the greenest fan club in the world, Forest Green Devils advocates for sustainable actions with a focus on social justice, animal welfare, and environmental protection. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the UN serve as their guiding principles.
The Krogmann Bakery from Mühlen has been placing the Sports4Trees donation box in its stores for several years, thereby supporting Sports for Future.