Shoreham aim to do their bit on climate change

Shoreham FC have joined the UNFCCC’s Sports for Climate Action initiative by signing the Sports for Climate Action Framework.

Friday, 11th December 2020, 1:30 pm
Shoreham FC's Middle Road ground

The nitiative calls on sporting organisations to acknowledge the contribution of the sports sector to climate change and their responsibility to strive towards climate neutrality for a safer planet.

By signing the framework, Shoreham say they have demonstrated a commitment to playing a part in ensuring the sports sector is on the path to a low-carbon future.

In line with the five core principles enshrined in the framework and the aims of the Paris Agreement, the club will strive to:

* Promote greater environmental responsibility

* Reduce the overall climate impact from sports

* Use our platform to educate for climate action

* Promote sustainable and responsible consumption

* Advocate for climate action through our communications.

Speaking at the launch event for the framework, UNFCCC executive secretary Patricia Espinosa said sports organisations and athletes were in a unique position in the race against climate change “because sports touches on every cross-section of society”.

To underline their commitment, Shoreham will be reducing their plastic consumption by ending the sale of plastic water bottles and pint containers to eco-friendly bottles and tumblers.

They’ll use bio recyclable catering products, low consumption LED lighting, switch to a zero-carbon electricity supplier and encourage fans to use public transport.