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First net-zero sport’s charity alliance reaches 2.5m young people

Words by Blyth Brentnall

Since teaming up with electric car race Formula E, children’s charity UNICEF has supported 2.5 million children and young people most at risk from the climate emergency around the world.

This alliance with the world’s first ever net-zero sport brings the charity closer to its target of reaching three million young people in three years.

That’s incredible! How is it helping?

The project has benefited young people in all kinds of ways; from teaching Caribbean school pupils about the climate crisis to introducing rainwater capture and purification systems in schools across three Mexican states.

UNICEF has built schools from plastic waste, installed solar panels and taught communities how to build eco cooking stoves.

In just the first year of the partnership, more than 1.8 million children and young people benefited from UNICEF’s Safe and Healthy Environment Fund.

These far-reaching positive impacts are thanks in part to Formula E’s investment in UNICEF’s climate programmes.

Charity check-in 

At Smiley Movement, we like to elevate the work of charities across the world. Here are three charities whose causes align with the themes in this article.

The Climate Coalition. This is the UK’s largest group of people dedicated to action against climate change. Find out more and support them here.

Climate Reframe.  Climate Reframe is committed to supporting the climate and environment movement in its transformation towards greater justice, equity, diversity and inclusion (JEDI). Find out more.

Trees For Cities. They are working to plant more trees within large metropolitan areas, for the betterment of people and planet. Support them here.

This article aligns with the UN SDG Climate Action.

This article aligns with the following UN SDGs