• The Prince’s Mayday Network and the Football League Trust sustainability drive
    23 April 2010

    The Prince’s Mayday Network has teamed up with the Football League Trust and the Environment Agency to showcase the excellent work going on behind the scenes at the club to promote and encourage sustainability.

    Football clubs from the Coca-Cola Championship, the Coca-Cola League 1 and Coca-Cola League 2 are being encouraged to promote hard off the pitch, through the Football League Clubs’ Community Programmes, to reduce their environmental impact and support local communities in doing so as well. They will be showcasing some of what they do at their  home matches throughout May.

    Dave Edmundson, General Manager of Football League Trust said “Environment is one of the FLT's core themes. By signing up to the Mayday network and both promoting the key messages together with showcasing good practices agreed in the Community scheme's environmental plan, Football League clubs are closely involved in influencing both their own club and more importantly their communities in highlighting a subject that affects us all.”

    Katie Webber, Business in the Community’s Mayday Campaign Director, said: “This is an excellent example of how taking collaborative action on climate change and other environmental and social concerns can work for other sectors and shows that it is not just limited to big corporate entities. The Football League Trust is certainly widening the goalposts when it comes to embedding sustainable practices into football and the wider sporting sector, and sets a great example for others to follow.”

    Business in the Community, the FLT and the Environment Agency will use the information gathered about all of the Football League Clubs’ Community Programmes to develop a Vision for Sustainable Football that will become a blueprint for future best practice in the sector. This Vision will be launched in September.

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