Tottenham Hotspur and Sky Partner up for First #GameZero

#GameZero

Climate change is an issue affecting everyone around the world and major countries are stepping up to do their part in the battle to reduce carbon emissions. Sport is also doing its part and the first #GameZero at elite level will take place on September 19 when Tottenham Hotspur take on Chelsea in the Premier League. The match will be the focus of a partnership between Sky and the North London club, as per Sky Sports News.

First #GameZero at Elite Level Confirmed

Tottenham Hotspur and Sky Partnership

Just by driving to games, fans across the globe drive up the level of carbon emissions, which, in turn, damages the planet and adds to the severity of climate change. Spurs and Sky are actively looking to champion a change through this London Derby, however, raising awareness of the threat of climate change in the process.

Taking ‘Green Steps’

#GameZero will aim to show that fans, broadcasters and the rest of sport can make subtle changes to reduce carbon emissions as the COP26, with whom Sky are already involved, commit to a new zero emission by the year 2030.

To ensure that the match between Spurs and Chelsea is as low as possible in terms of carbon emissions, both Sky and Spurs will advocate fans not driving to the game and also change food menus as well as the energy used to power the game. The task is a huge undertaking and will involve hundreds of people all pulling together to make the event a success both off and on the field of play.

‘Greenest Club’

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has the greenest club in the Premier League and has expressed his commitment to ensure climate change is reduced. Levy told Tottenham’s official website;

“We are delighted to be the chosen partner of Sky on this ground breaking initiative that will demonstrate the role our game can play in addressing the urgent issue of climate change. As the Premier League’s greenest club, Tottenham Hotspur is passionate about our planet – we look forward to showcasing our wide range of sustainable measures that are already in place and encouraging our fans to take simple actions that can make a huge difference.”

In 2021, Spurs were named the top division’s greenest club by the Sport Positive Summit who carried out a study into clubs’ operations.

#GameZero Just the Start

The landmark game is only the start of the battle against climate change. The likes of Forest Green Rovers have been leading the way for some time now with clean energy used to power their Stadium and player meals changed from carbon neutral sources; even the kit is made from recycled plastics. With the battle now reaching the Premier League, the exposure will be even wider and fans can learn to make better choices to directly impact the reduction of emissions over the coming years.

The first #GameZero takes place at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday 19 September at 4 pm GMT.

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