THE PLANET IS OUR PLAYGROUND AND IT'S THE ONLY ONE WE'VE GOT
Inspired by our love of the outdoors, adventure sports and our passion to protect the planet EXTREME made it its mission to leave a positive legacy and give youth a voice around climate issues. From the oceans to the mountains, our natural world has given us so much, now is the time to give back.
Although we recognise that we may not have all the solutions, we accept the challenge to learn, improve and do our part to safeguard the planet for future generations to come. EXTREME have therefore taken action through delivering The Extreme Hangout at recent Conference of the Parties (COP) events and partnering with the following key organisations to activate critical initiatives;
We have partnered with “The Planet Mark” to measure our environmental impact and understand the measures we can take to propel us forwards on our mission to becoming carbon neutral.
We are signed up to "1% for the Planet" through which we have committed 1% of our annual revenue to environmental non-profit organisations that are creating a more sustainable future for all.
We have committed to the United Nations “Sports for Climate Action” which commits us to raise awareness about climate change and promote sustainable and responsible consumption through the power of sport and adventure.
In order to thoroughly drive our activity within these initiatives and ensure we have a sound underpinning in our engagement, we have chosen 4 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to guide our focus and thinking;
Steering us in this quest to do better for our planet is Amber Nuttall, our dedicated environmental and sustainability director who is no stranger to the perseverance and passion it takes to put our environment first. Amber supports and advises NGOs, governments and corporate organisations on their environmental goals and strategies. She is a proud board member of the Bahamas Reef Environment Educational Foundation (BREEF) and is also an advisor, fundraiser, and ambassador to the Blue Marine Foundation.
Extreme International established The Extreme Hangout as a climate action events platform in 2021. We started our journey at COP26 in Glasgow, where we gave young changemakers a voice and inspired urgent environmental action. Our success continued at COP27 in Egypt, where we co-located with the New York Times on the shores of the Red Sea in Sharm El Sheikh, creating an authentic open air Bedouin village overlooking the reef and operating for four incredible days. Our event was praised as "the most beautiful, engaging event and maybe the coolest venue at COP27" by Ivan Duque Marquez, Former President of Colombia. To date we have worked with over 350 incredible speakers from Lily Cole and Bear Grylls to Paul Polman and the Prime Minister of the Bahamas. We have had over 8000 visitors and achieved over 5m video views.
Building on this tremendous success, we are excited to be rolling out an ambitious program to deliver 50 impact events in 50 locations with partners over the next 5 years. Our goal is to continue driving climate action through our three activations as part of our annual Extreme Hangout program. Join us as we work towards bringing The Extreme Hangout to COP28 in Dubai in December 2023 and continue to inspire, engage, and empower young changemakers to take urgent action for the planet we all share.
Anchor event at COP every year, open to all, live streamed globally
Locally organised, global event series, rolling out to 50 locations worldwide
Media platform, live broadcasts, social, & podcasts driving year round engagement
Countdown to COP28
Created in mid 2020 while in the first Corona instigated global lock down.
It was not an easy period but whilst we were stuck indoors, nature has had time to heal. Through the release of our Tread Lighter video, we invite everyone to join us in doing their part to minimise our impact.