Day 1 at The Extreme Hangout at COP27
Day 1 at The Extreme hangout kicks off tomorrow Tuesday 8th Nov from 8am. Please join us FREE at The Extreme Hangout Park Regency Hotel Sharm El Sheikh in our Bedouin tents on the beachfront. Bring your swimming costumes as you may be tempted to jump into the sea, the hotel will provide towels and you can hire a snorkel!
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We have a special launch event happening tomorrow Tuesday 8th Nov at 8:30am, you are welcome to join and enjoy the moment – come to The Extreme Hangout and watch the finish line of the Running Out of Time relay, is the longest non-stop relay ever attempted. Over the past 40 days, thousands of runners, cyclists and sailors have passed a relay baton through 18 countries from COP26 host city Glasgow, Scotland to Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt in the name of climate action. Baton carriers have included Olympians, young people, Head of State President Borut Pahor, mayors, government ministers, city councillors, ambassadors, activists, students, business leaders, friends and families.
RUNNING OUT OF TIME CLIMATE RELAY FINISH LINE AT THE EXTREME HANGOUT LAUNCH
Tuesday 8th Nov, 08:30 EET
“Action not words” is the message from young people as the world’s longest relay Running Out of Time closes in on the finish line at the Launch of The Extreme Hangout at COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh to deliver a climate message to world leaders
At 7,767km the Running Out of Time relay is the longest non-stop relay ever attempted and the finish line is in sight. Over the past 40 days, thousands of runners, cyclists and sailors have passed a relay baton through 18 countries from COP26 host city Glasgow, Scotland to Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt in the name of climate action. Baton carriers have included Olympians, young people, Head of State President Borut Pahor, mayors, government ministers, city councillors, ambassadors, activists, students, business leaders, friends and families.
Inside the baton is a message written in English and Arabic crafted by young people and principal partners the Foundation for Environmental Education, supported by over 800,000 signatures, to the decision makers at COP27 calling for quality climate education to equip people of all ages and in all places with the skills, knowledge and opportunities to build sustainable, climate resilient communities.
The iconic relay baton was created by award-winning Glasgow-based designers 4c Design. It utilises 18 seemingly fragile parts representing the nations the baton passes through that are stronger together where the exchange of the baton happens. The iconic spiral rings represent the four essential layers of climate action where impact can be made: international, national, local and individual.
The baton has travelled non-stop through Scotland, Wales, England, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Albania, Greece, Cyprus, Israel and Egypt. It’s crossed seas, mountain ranges, glaciers, and deserts, villages, towns and capital cities. Along the way it has visited hundreds of schools, at-risk locations and climate change projects and championed local climate action with principal partner Carbon Copy.
The finish line is being hosted by and marks the launch of The Extreme Hangout at COP27, a platform giving young people a place to join the climate conversation and collaborate on solutions to drive climate action. Following on from the inaugural Extreme Hangout at COP26 in Glasgow which featured 200 speakers, 5000 visitors, 500k live stream views and 5 million video impressions, The Extreme Hangout is back, this time on the beachfront overlooking the Red Sea. The live speaker panel sessions and film screenings are free to attend and open to everyone and will be livestreamed online over 4 days from Nov 8 to 11. The hangout will host debate, cross generational conversation and inspiring discussion from key opinion leaders, youth climate activists, politicians, Prime Ministers and environmental commentators, all on a joint mission to amplify the game-changing research and ideas helping to tackle climate change.
Amber Nuttall, founder of the Extreme Hangout, says “It’s the global youth who will ultimately suffer the most from a lack of action around climate change. The Extreme Hangout gives them a seat at the table, it’s a place where both young and underrepresented people can express opinions, share ideas, collaborate on solutions with decision makers and people in power while informing and inspiring a global audience through a live stream that amplifies their voices and holds leaders to account.”
Jamie Hay Running Out of Time Co-Founder “What an extraordinary journey to COP27 it has been! We said we would do this and today, as we crossed the finish line, we proved it was possible. We have passed this baton mile after mile, day and night, for 40 days. Thanks to the incredible collective effort of thousands of people, across 18 countries, we have covered the 7,767km from Glasgow to Sharm El-Sheikh. We've run, cycled, rowed, sailed, windsurfed and skied our way here. Through thunderstorms, hail, wind, snow, and desert heat. We never gave up. We kept moving forward. We kept working together. We've seen first-hand the endless human determination to show up and carry the baton for a cause we all believe in. We turned our words into action, and I hope this baton, this symbol of hope, will be a reminder to world leaders that they must do the same.”