PLAY FOR GOAL 15
LIFE ON LAND
WHAT’S THE GOAL?
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.
- 1,6 billion people depend on forests for their livelihood.
- Forests are home to 80 % of all species.
- Take urgent and significant action to reduce the degradation of natural habitats, halt the loss of biodiversity and, by 2020, protect and prevent the extinction of threatened species.
- By 2030, our forest will be saved from deforestation.
WHY DOES IT MATTER?
Forests cover nearly 31 per cent of our planet’s land area. From the air we breathe, to the water we drink, to the food we eat.
Around 1.6 billion people depend on forests for their livelihood. Almost 75 per cent of the world’s poor are affected directly by land degradation. And forests are home to more than 80 per cent of all terrestrial species of animals, plants and insects? And of the 8,300 animal breeds known, 8 per cent are extinct and 22 per cent are at risk of extinction.
DRILLS & GAMES
by Becca Todd, United Kingdom
Description of the game
- The field represent a forest and the players need to preserve it and replant trees when they are knocked down.
- One team is knocking down trees/balls, the other team is replanting the trees and forest.
- Place cones around the field and place a ball on top.
- Divide the players into two teams.
- Players: The more the more fun.
- Area: Flexible and depending on number of players.
- Materials: Balls and cones.
Create GAME SITUATION
There are so many great ways to create a game. Allow the players to be quite creative with this by introducing the goal at the beginning of the match and asking them how this could be included: Do one team have a big goal and the other a small. Do everybody play with a glas of water or change a rule every minute.
A simple way to bring in the Global Goals when playing a match, is that every time a team scores or make a save, or during a water break they can double their points or get a point by stating a Global Goal and what they could do to help promote this in their community. Easiest to play small side games with 3-6 players, so they can hear each other.
You can always have several games going at the same time. There are some rule ideas under Goal 17.
WRAP UP & SHARE
PUT YOUR TRAINING IMPACT ON THE MAP
If you have time, give the players a chance to talk solutions, and how they them selve can do something in their every day.
- What are trees used for?
- Why is it important to plant trees, why are forests important?
- Whose responsibility is it to plant trees and maintain the forests?
- What other global goals is supported when reaching this goal?
DID YOU CREATE A NEW IMPACT GAME TODAY?
When you and your players create your own drills for the global goals, please share it. Every game counts.
Describe your game in a drawing (or a small video), add a few words and send it to us.
As a thank you we will share your Impact Game under the relevant Goal here on the website and of course crediting you and your team!
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WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT WHAT YOU CAN DO TO SUPPORT THE GOAL?
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