Green Football Weekend: Shooting For Action And Impact
For the second year running Green Football Weekend is mobilizing fans, clubs, leagues, players, broadcasters and partners to help protect our planet. The world’s biggest football campaign to tackle climate change takes place this weekend, 2 to 5 February. Since 18 January through to 7 February fans can earn points for their club, which are then added to the Green Football standings. Fans can win prizes and importantly, see their favourite team lift the trophy.
Clubs are getting involved by hosting environmentally-friendly games, providing green transport alternatives for fans, offering special deals on veggie snacks and using the opportunity to showcase their efforts to build a greener future.
This year is powered by Ecotricity and the theme is Transfer To Veg. The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation reports that 14.5% of all human-caused greenhouse gas emissions are attributable to livestock farming, so making the switch to more vegetarian or plant-based meals can make a real impact. To help with inspiration, big names in football and food have created the Green Football Weekend Veggie Cookbook, with recipes from the likes of Raheem Sterling, Amy Turner, Tom Kerridge and Levi Roots.