Let’s take cricket to net zero
Australia loves its summer of cricket, from the beach to the Boxing Day Test. But in 2020, we saw drought, bushfires, smoke and floods wreak havoc on the grassroots and elite season. By 2040, the Australian Climate Council says heatwaves in Sydney and Melbourne could reach 50°C.
That’s game over for the sport we love.
So it’s time for us all to face up. We can all be doing more to protect the future of our game, and our planet, for generations to come. There’s a long innings ahead, but the only way forward is to take action now.
Like the scoreboard,
the climate data doesn’t lie.
Australia is an incredible place to call home. It has amazing coastlines, landscapes, and one of the world’s oldest living cultures. I believe it’s a home worth protecting.
But the future of our beautiful country – the future that my partner Becky and I hope to one day share with our kids and grandkids – is under threat. The data says we’re not doing enough to reduce carbon emissions and mitigate the worst aspects of climate change, including extreme heat and natural disasters.
Australia’s environment gives us the opportunity to lead the way on renewable energy, but it takes a whole team effort. That’s why I’m inviting my fellow cricket players, administrators, clubs, supporters and sponsors to join Cricket for Climate.
Our country, our sport, and the communities we live and play in, are counting on us to act fast, and act together.
Test Captain, AustraliaMen’s Cricket Team
Powering community cricket through solar rooftops.
Climate action begins at home. So Cricket for Climate is aiming to help every cricket club across Australia introduce renewable energy at their home grounds.
To get us started, these past and present Australian cricketers, along with our partners, are backing their grade and local cricket clubs to install rooftop solar panels and inverters at no cost to the clubs.
- Pat Cummins
- Rachael Haynes
- Steve Smith
- Moises Henriques
- David Warner
- Shane Watson
- Alyssa Healy
- Marnus Labuschagne
- Nathan Lyon
- Mitch Marsh
- Mitch Starc
- Josh Hazlewood
- Adam Zampa
The future is a
Our planet needs us all to work together. We’d like to thank the incredible partners supporting Cricket for Climate’s vision.
If you'd like to be involved, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org