Mexico City’s Sustainable Pitch
adidas and Common Goal have partnered up to develop a social and sports-based project in Mexico
Common Goal community organisation love.futbol is creating a new multisport pitch that will help foster community activism and cohesion and address the social and environmental issues that affect the area – all through adidas and Common Goal’s move for the planet global activation.
The activation will help fund the construction of the space and project in the San Pedro Xalostoc community on the outskirts of Mexico City.
There are a variety of social and environmental issues that affect the community – from gender-based violence to poor drinking water quality.
“love.fútbol is thrilled to be supported by the Move For The Planet initiative to help advance opportunities for children to have access to a safe place to play, that is environmentally conscious, sustainably minded, and community-driven,” said Mano Silva, COO at love.fútbol.
The new space will have community engagement and environment at its core as well as focusing on educational activities in the area in the following ways.
Turning recycled materials into sports infrastructure:
The `Eco-Conscious Sport Space in Mexico City´ aims to transform sports areas into spaces that promote community, physical activity, sustainability, and social impact. This project plans the construction of an environmentally conscious sports space with a multi-sports court. The focus in these 800 square metre spaces lies in the use of recycled plastics for its construction.
It will be a versatile and eco-friendly place for the community including various sports and recreational activities.
“Developing our eco-sports arena through this project we are excited to explore how many more communities across the globe can benefit from community sports spaces that are good for both people and the planet,” added Mano.
Education on environmental sustainability and sports:
The educational programme, `Play Your Part: Team Green´ will address the challenges related to clean drinking water and environmental conservation. This program aims to educate and engage children on ways to stay healthy and safe in their environment while learning how to take local actions to tackle these challenges.
It is vital to learn about the importance of preserving the planet and the role that everyone plays in it.