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Hibernian recognised for sustainability efforts

March 16 2023 - News Release News Editorial

Scottish Premiership football club Hibernian has scooped the ‘Sports Green Hero’ accolade at the Green Hearts Hero Awards in London.

Hibernian recognised for sustainability efforts

The awards celebrate businesses, communities, individuals and unsung heroes that are helping to tackle climate change. 

Hibernian has made a number of steps to reduce its carbon footprint over the last few years. Initiatives include using 100% renewable energy with the installation of solar panels at the club’s training ground and Easter Road Stadium, the introduction of meat-free kiosks for supporters, and reducing food waste on matchdays. 

The club’s Joma kits are also made from entirely recycled materials and staff use electric vehicles, with charging stations installed at the stadium. Hibernian was also the first Scottish football club to sign up for the United Nations Sports for Climate Action Framework.

“The club has a responsibility to champion sustainability and I’m sure we can continue to lead the way in Scotland and educate our community and wider audience on the importance of these environmental issues.” Murray Milligen, Head of Commercial at Hibernian FC.

Murray Milligen, Head of Commercial at Hibernian FC, said: “It’s great to see some recognition for the club’s continued efforts to reduce our carbon footprint. I’d like to thank MP Tommy Sheppard for putting Hibernian FC forward for the award and recognising the good work that has been done to date.

“The club has a responsibility to champion sustainability and I’m sure we can continue to lead the way in Scotland and educate our community and wider audience on the importance of these environmental issues.”

He added: “We are working with a number of commercial partners who are helping us on this journey and I would particularly like to thank our friends at Environmental Waste Controls (EWC) who have played a big part in helping us manage our waste and recycling efforts much more effectively, as well as identifying other areas where the club can become more sustainable.”

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