Tottenham Hotspur have announced they have partnered with Sky to make their match against Chelsea this month the first-ever net zero-carbon football game.
The movement will be branded #GameZero and the whole drive behind the campaign is the ambition of being net-zero carbon, which is when emissions are cut down as much as possible.
Sky, Tottenham, and UK Government are behind the campaign and the purpose is to not only bring down emissions, but also raise awareness of the threats that climate change has.
For the actual match, there will be work done behind the scenes to reduce the emissions from usual matchday activity like food choices in the stadium, how the fans will travel to the event, and the energy used to enhance the game.
The game on September 19 will not only be a unique experience because of this but a massive game on the pitch as two big rivals coming face to face.
The BBC report that both sets of teams will arrive on coaches powered by biofuel, will drink water from sustainable cartons and more.
Fans will be asked to reduce their own carbon footprint by travelling to the stadium on foot, by bicycle, or using public transport if possible. There will also be a selection of plant-based food options as they are more sustainable.
This is a good campaign which is a good move by the club and Sky. It seems like a good movement that needs awareness. It was a good choice to make this London derby the fixture for it – this particular game always gains a lot of eyeballs.
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