Club to support Green Football Weekend
Fri 03 February 2023, 15:30|Tottenham Hotspur
The Club is proud to show its support for Green Football Weekend across our upcoming Premier League and Women’s Super League games on Sunday.
Green Football Weekend aims to highlight the impact that supporters can have in reducing their carbon footprint.
Both our Men and Women’s First Teams will be wearing green armbands for our fixtures this Sunday as our we take on Manchester City in the Premier League at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium (4.30pm UK) and Chelsea in the Barclays Women’s Super League at Brisbane Road (12.30pm UK).
Club to support Green Football Weekend
• Club will be supporting Green Football Weekend across our upcoming home Premier League and Women’s Super League games to highlight the impact that supporters can have in reducing their carbon footprint
• To mark the campaign, players will be wearing green armbands this weekend
• Over the past two weeks, fans have been taking part in the Green Football Cup to score ‘green goals’ for their team
• Earlier today, Ben Davies surprised one of our top scoring families in the competition and took part in a green challenge
Over the past two weeks, fans have been taking part in the campaign’s Green Football Cup, which uses football themed challenges to encourage sustainable behaviour in school, at work and at home – all in the name of your favourite team.
Fans have been representing Spurs and scoring ‘goals’ by completing over 60 green activities, including making a meat-free meal, walking to work or the new Layer-Up Challenge, which encourages people to try and put on as many football tops as possible in 30 seconds. Our own World Cup Winner Cristian Romero, Tottenham Hotspur Women’s defender Amy Turner and Club Ambassadors Michael Dawson and Ledley King have all taken part.
Going for Gold 🥇— Tottenham Hotspur Foundation (@SpursFoundation) January 25, 2023
Our World Cup winner @CutiRomero2 took part in the #LayerUp challenge with students from Suffolks Primary School.
Sign up and join in at https://t.co/sZMOD8uEnb
Earlier today, Ben Davies visited ‘Blue Warriors’, one of our top-scoring families in the Green Football Cup, who have scored an impressive 475 green goals for Spurs.
Ben surprised seven-year-old Leo and five-year-old Emma to find out how they have been tackling their planet-saving activities and joined them in scoring a green goal by making their own fruit and vegetable smoothie.
There’s still time to get involved, sign up today and join in at www.greenfootballweekend.com.
Ben Davies said: “Green Football Weekend is a great initiative where fans can help do their part to tackle climate change and protect nature. Leo and Emma are great examples of no matter how old you are, everyone can help do their part. Together, we can make more sustainable choices which can make a big difference.”
Green Football Cup Ambassador Amy Turner commented: “I’m really proud that Tottenham Hotspur is backing Green Football Weekend and takes environmental sustainability so seriously. Clubs have such an important role to play in driving progress on climate change, and there’s so much for us all to do. I’m looking forward to wearing the green armband this weekend but, most importantly, it’s exciting to see Green Football Weekend bringing together the power of fans and clubs to take action and make a difference. That’s how we can have real impact."
Tottenham Hotspur is dedicated to minimising the environmental impacts of its activities across all Club operations.
For three consecutive years, We have been named the English Premier League’s greenest club following a study carried out by BBC Sport and the UN-backed Sport Positive Summit.
The Club is a proud signatory of the UN Sports for Climate Action Framework’s ‘Race To Zero’, committing to halve its carbon emissions by 2030 and become net zero by 2040.
Our range of sustainable matchday measures include:
- 100 per cent renewable energy and Zero Scope 2 emissions at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, with LED lighting (including floodlights) and high efficiency building services systems in place to reduce energy use.
- A ‘zero to landfill’ waste management programme, with clear recycling instructions for fans on its bins, as well as a reusable beer cup scheme.
- Single-use plastic reduction measures in place across the stadium – food is served in recyclable packing with wooden cutlery, and even beer keg caps are recycled at the stadium.
- All food served inside the stadium is locally and sustainably sourced, with plant-based options available across all outlets and in Premium areas.
- Significant investment into our local transport infrastructure with the stadium served by four train stations, a free matchday shuttle bus, a carbon-neutral regional coach service and cycling provision.
- The Nike shirts that players wear on the pitch, and the replica jerseys for fans, are constructed with 100 per cent recycled polyester fabric, which is made from recycled bottles.
For further information, please visit our dedicated Passionate About Our Planet page.