Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy believes fans can make a “huge difference” by playing their part to help the environment become more green.
In January, Spurs were named the Premier League’s greenest club, after a study was conducted by the Sport Positive Summit, who are supported by the UN.
The club have now teamed up with Sky for their London derby against Chelsea on Sunday, September 19, to become the world’s first elite-level football game which aims to be net zero.
Calling it #GameZero, the club will pass on advice to fans who will be attending the game and encourage them to take measures which can help achieve this aim.
Levy explained his thoughts on the partnership for the game and revealed how the north London club will contribute.
“We are delighted to be the chosen partner of Sky on this ground-breaking initiative that will demonstrate the role our game can play in addressing the urgent issue of climate change,” he said.
“Tottenham Hotspur is passionate about our planet. We look forward to showcasing our wide range of sustainable measures that are already in place and encouraging our fans to take simple actions that can make a huge difference.”
The club will be encouraging fans to use public transport, cycle to the match, choose plant-based food options and recycle their waste when they attend the fixture against Chelsea.
The partnership between the Lilywhites and Sky is aiming to educate fans on how they can reduce the threat of climate change, through small actions they can undertake.
This match is supported by COP26, the UN Climate Change Conference and Jonathan Licht, managing director at Sky Sports, explained that even small changes can help.
“We hope that by using the power of sport, we can inspire and support football fans to make simple changes to reduce their carbon footprint and make more climate-friendly choices,” he said.
Not only will fans be encouraged to help achieve the aim, the Spurs players will also travel by coach to reduce the number of cars arriving at the stadium.
Tottenham will also ask Chelsea to travel in the most sustainable way possible, to contribute to reducing the carbon emissions on gameday.
No plastic bottles will be used at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, as cartons of water will be provided.
The club will achieve its aim if emissions are reduced as much as possible and natural projects that remove emissions from the atmosphere are incorporated to reach as close to zero carbon as possible.
“CUP26” will begin on Tuesday and fans can sign up for free here. It involves completing planet-protecting activities to ‘score goals’ for your club.
COP26 is the United Nations Climate Change Conference, which will take place at the start of November and the “CUP26” trophy will be awarded then.
Source by Football London