English clubs backing Green Football Weekend
Premier League giants Tottenham Hotspur are among the more than 80 English football clubs that will participate in next month’s Green Football Weekend.
Supporters of the participating clubs are being encouraged to take part in the campaign’s Green Football Cup, which uses football-themed challenges to encourage sustainable behaviour in school, at work and at home. They can choose activities to contribute to the weekend (February 3-5), such as having meat-free days, turning the thermostat down one degree, or taking a shorter shower. The club scoring the most ‘goals’ over the course of the campaign will lift the Green Football Cup.
Participating supporters also have the opportunity to take home top prizes such as a men’s signed England shirt and tickets to Premier League games.
The Green Football Weekend is backed by the Football Association, the English Football League and the Women’s Super League.
"The climate crisis is one of the most pressing issues of our time, and we are pleased to support the Green Football Weekend campaign. At the FA, we have made great strides to become more environmentally friendly and we are dedicated to making even further progress. Football has the power to inspire people and improve lives, and collectively we can make positive and meaningful change."
Tottenham’s Green Football Cup Ambassador Amy Turner said: “Climate change affects all of us. That’s why it’s so important that football continues to use its unique platform to inspire the millions of people it reaches to make a difference.
“Green Football Weekend is fan action at its most powerful. It’s fans who can lead their club to victory in the Green Football Cup, and fans showing the world what we can achieve together by making simple changes in our lives. I’m extremely proud to be playing for Tottenham Hotspur – a Club that takes environmental sustainability seriously and is giving its backing to this fantastic initiative.”
“If the UK’s 36 million fans adopted three climate-friendly habits across the course of the 20-day tournament, fans could save more than 700 million kg CO2e, the equivalent of planting 11.78 million trees."
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