Birmingham County Football Association
Sustainability sits at the heart of our organisational strategy and collectively we embrace the opportunity and responsibility this brings. The work started so far has brought about much-needed accelerated long-term positive change to safeguard the grassroots game for future generations, a game which is centric to so many communities across our region.
Brighton & Hove Albion FC
Albion are proactively committed to improving the club’s sustainability Our challenge with the Amex stadium located in the South Downs National Park, we follow stringent restrictions to keep light pollution to a minimum, as well as keeping gas usage, traffic, litter and waste to a minimum to preserve the local wildlife The club has always had to encourage fans to use sustainable modes of transport and provide travel options to discourage them from driving We have introduced several new initiatives this season that include upgrading all external lighting at both stadium and training ground to LED, along with the Indoor Football Dome lights On top of this, four electric vehicle charging points have been installed at the stadium, all ground staff use electric mowers and security, grounds and maintenance teams use electric buggies. MyAlbion+ members the chance to swap their physical membership pack for planting five trees in our Albion Forest in Ecuador. ‘MyAlbion, MyPlanet’ is a new club tagline which will be used across all communications, tools and initiatives with dedicated page on our website for all environmental information.
The Hibernian Football Club is a leading professional football club in Scotland Established in 1875, the Club owns Easter Road Stadium which is its registered home ground for senior competitions In 2019 the Club was named in the top 3 green football clubs in the UK by PDE Waste Technologies, cementing the club as the Greenest Club in Scotland Since earning this distinction, we have embraced our role as leaders in Scotland in furthering environmental, social, and corporate governance Moreover, we have placed the UN Sustainable Goals in our forefront, becoming the first Scottish Football Club, and second British Football Club, to sign up to the UN Sports for Climate Action Framework The most notable accomplishment in the current year, was the installation of over 300 solar panels on the East Stand of the Easter Road Stadium, the home of the football Club The Club also installed over 200 solar panels in the training ground of the club Over the life the solar panels, the savings is expected to be over £1,000,000, and remove over 1,400 tonnes of carbon from the atmosphere This installation was highlighted and featured on Sky Sports.
In early 2021, Liverpool Football Club launched its sustainability strategy, The Red Way. The strategy represents a holistic approach to sustainability, centered around 3 focus areas (people, planet, and communities), and is aligned to help contribute towards the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. When establishing The Red Way, the club’s intention was to provide an inspiring, credible, and authentic approach to sustainability. By using the platform of sport, along with the entertainment and inspiration it provides, LFC believes The Red Way helps to embrace sport’s opportunity to deliver positive social and environmental change through this platform.
Reading FC / University of Reading
For the 22/23 season, Reading FC embarked on a partnership with University of Reading aimed at increasing awareness of the global climate emergency amongst our fanbase, and football fans generally. University of Reading is an academic leader in climate science and supported the club in both actionable steps to reduce our own carbon emissions but also inspire, educate and mobilize football fans in to changing their own attitudes and behaviors around sustainability – using the world recognized ‘climate stripes’ to start Climate Conversations within football.