As we feel the effects of climate change, it is becoming increasingly important to protect our sporting environments.
My Green Valley are a litter picking and environmental group based in Pontardawe who have come up with an initiative to do just that.
They have launched the Green Pitch Pledge, a collaborative project between the group, local councils, and local sports clubs. The pledge was created to address a problem that their volunteers come across week in week out – litter left around sports grounds after games and training sessions.
The pledge is an agreement between sports clubs and My Green Valley in which they agree to leave their sporting grounds and facilities clear of the rubbish generated during every match and training session.
In return for agreeing to and signing the pledge, My Green Valley have funded and will provide each sports ground in the local area with a Quick Pick Station which makes it easier for local clubs to clear any litter.