Hearts Women to participate in Green Football Weekend

20 January 2023

Green Football Weekend which runs from February 3rd to February 5th is unleashing the power of football to tackle climate change and protect nature.

Over 80 professional football clubs will be coming together for a weekend of football fun to help protect our world.

As of January 17, football fans can head over to greenfootballweekend.com and start scoring green goals and help their club triumph in the Green Football Cup.

On Green Football Weekend itself, clubs across various leagues will be holding ‘greener games’ in a bid to reduce carbon pollution.

Key stats:

●        Just turning your thermostat down by one degree can save up to £128 per year.

●        Taking small, practical steps can make a huge difference. Individual and household action can reduce up to 30% of global carbon emissions.

●        If UK football fans adopted three simple year-long habits – reducing their shower time to 4 minutes, having two veggie days per week and turning the thermostat down by 1 degree – we would save the equivalent carbon pollution of taking 2.8 million cars off the road every year – more than the number of cars registered in London. That’s also equivalent to planting 215 million trees every year.

●        In addition to protecting our world, making these changes could shave up to £728 off the average household’s food and energy bills. 

Green Football Weekend is powered by Sky Sports, BT Sport, the Football Supporters Association, Pledgeball, Planet League, First News and Count Us In.

Gary Hughes, Head of Football at Sky Sports, said: “We’re proud to be involved in Green Football Weekend, a moment for football clubs and their fans to come together to tackle climate change. At Sky Sports, we’re committed to minimising our impact on the environment and to use the power of sport for good. We know sport can really help inspire change amongst fans and we hope working alongside BT Sport and the other key partners in Green Football Weekend it will have a real impact across the beautiful game, to help protect our beautiful planet.”


Fergus Garber, head of broadcast and production operations, BT Sport, said: "BT Sport is working hard to become one of the greenest broadcasters in the UK. Over Green Football Weekend fans can expect us to continue to use our platform to raise awareness of climate change, with live discussion of the Green Football Cup and dedicated programming."