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UK Soccer Club Sets New Standards for Sustainability

The Forest Green Rovers’ pitch and stadium in the UK have managed to take sustainable practices to a whole new level with green energy and an organic pitch.

The Forest Green Rovers’ pitch and stadium in the UK have managed to take sustainable practices to a whole new level with green energy and an organic pitch.

While switching to renewable energy for electricity needs is an obvious move, what’s more interesting about this soccer team is how they have looked at every possible angle for improvement. 

Global Citizen has reported what this actually means for the kit the players wear. 

“Lab tests have shown that the new shirts, made of three cups of coffee bean waste and five plastic bottles, are lighter and more breathable than the kit they are currently using, according to the club’s owner, sustainable energy entrepreneur Dale Vince.”

The owners also decided to tackle the food and beverage options on game days in what was quite a daring action.

Rather than serving the typical burgers, hotdogs, and fish and chips, all the food is certified vegan to keep the environmental impact to a minimum.

Further plans are in place to switch to a team bus fueled by electricity rather than fossil fuel, and all construction projects around the stadium will use predominantly sustainably sourced wood. 



Chris is one of GreenCitizen’s writers who has been a long-time advocate of individual responsibility when it comes to the environment. He shares GreenCitizen's passion for making the world a better place every day of the year.

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