Besides having fun and developing new skills, table tennis is a universal tool to teach positive values and behaviours that can contribute to build or change the character of individuals. For example, table tennis can raise the awareness of treating our planet carefully like you can see on the picture above, where the organisers of a WTTD 2017 event at the beach of Santa Marta, COLOMBIA simply played table tennis next to a sign saying “Let’s take care of our planet”. Even this kind of a small public awareness campaign offers the opportunity to share information including sustainable development and eco-friendly lifestyles.
Why don’t you organise a table-tennis-based education programme, where you can teach your target group and passers-by about environmental sustainability and climate change? Therefore, you can stimulate your community to think about their lifestyle and behaviour, how to change it step by step, as well as exchange knowledge and experiences to ride towards a nature-friendly future – together!
TIP: Connect your event with collecting rubbish from the surrounding area, whether it’s a beach, a park, etc.
To start planning your event, answer these questions:
- What values and lifestyle-techniques do you want the participants to have learnt through your WTTD 2020 event?
- How will you use table tennis to work towards an eco-friendly behaviour and positive impact in people’s lives?
Additionally, use our Logopack, create your own message and print it on table tennis products, shirts, stickers, etc. in order to spread the word, catch attention and possibly engaging relevant stakeholders and different industries to join the combat against climate change.