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    Tottenham and Chelsea clash to become first zero carbon match as Jamie Redknapp and Mark Wright help Sky initiative

    THE GAME between Tottenham and Chelsea on Sunday will be the Premier League’s first zero carbon football match.The initiative, led by Sky, aims to raise awareness of the climate crisis and hopes inspire thousands to reduce their carbon footprint.
    Jamie Redknapp and Mark Wright are on a mission to reduce their carbon footprint
    Sky will launch their coverage of the Prem clash with a short film featuring ex-England footballer Jamie Redknapp and TV favourite Mark Wright.
    The delightful duo will celebrate the little wins the British public can achieve by being more environmentally conscious.
    Sky Sports regular Redknapp said: “Like most parents, I worry about what the future world my kids will live in will be like.
    “So being a part of this latest Sky Zero initiative is a huge privilege and celebrates the power of teamwork at its finest.”
    Research suggests 81 per cent of Brits believe there is an urgent need to reduce carbon emissions and limit the impact of global warming.
    But around a third have admitted to having a limited understanding of what they can do to make a difference in the world.

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    And 28 per cent of the population would do more to contribute to the reduction of carbon emissions if the guidance was clearer.
    Radio presenter Wright added: “I’m no eco-expert but it’s amazing to see what actions we can all take, day-to-day, to help save our planet.
    “It’s definitely opened my eyes to changes I can make at home.”
    The game between Spurs and Chelsea has been branded #GameZero and is supported by the Premier League and COP26 – the UN’s Climate Change Conference due to take place this November.
    Five Actions to Do At Home To Reduce Your Carbon Emissions

    Recycle and use plastic alternatives such as glass and stainless steel
    Turn lights off when you’re not in the room
    Hang your washing out to dry (rather than using a dryer)
    Eat leftovers and cut down meat consumption
    Turn down your thermostat

    Sky will also promote ‘CUP26′ – a tournament for fans who want to make positive environmental changes at home and win points for their club.
    Sky Sports’ director of football Gary Hughes added: “At Sky, we have set ourselves the ambition of being net zero carbon by 2030 and want to inspire our customers to #GoZero with us.
    “Our new short film aims to spur football fans into action by emphasising how much the small, everyday actions can create real, impactful change.
    “We wanted to create something that would not only celebrate Game Zero, but also dramatise the ways in which families across the country can make changes in their own lives and reduce their carbon footprint.”
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    Britain’s greenest football club Forest Green Rovers create eco-friendly kit made from coffee beans

    BRITAIN’S greenest football club have grounds to celebrate — their new eco-friendly kit is made from coffee beans.
    Forest Green Rovers, who went climate neutral in 2017, have partnered with PlayerLayer to create a prototype strip which also contains recycled plastic.

    Forest Green Rovers’ new eco-friendly kit is made from coffee beans

    The League Two club have been named by Fifa as the greenest in the world

    The football club partnered with PlayerLayer to create the green strip

    The League Two club, named by Fifa as the greenest in the world, will play their first game in the new lime and black tiger-striped kit on Saturday when they take on Colchester United.
    The coffee-based fabric has been a top performer in initial tests and has been found to be lighter, breathable and more durable than the club’s current kit — which is also made of eco-friendly bamboo.
    Forest Green’s environmental credentials include having a vegan menu at their ground in Nailsworth, Gloucs, and solar panels with electric charging points.
    Proceeds from kit sales will be split between Gloucestershire NHS and charity One Tree Planted.

    Club chairman Dale Vince said: “It’s time football wakes up and smells the coffee about the planet’s future.
    “This prototype kit will bring new flavour to that old cliché of grinding out a result.”

    The new prototype strip also contains recycled plastic

    Forest Green Rovers will play their first game in the new lime and black tiger-striped kit on Saturday

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    From vegan pies to bamboo kits, Forest Green Rovers are the greenest football club in the world
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