Get involved in the national campaign.
Leeds United is pleased to announce our participation in the world’s biggest football campaign to tackle climate change, Green Football Weekend, joining a group of 80 professional UK clubs in the battle to protect our world.
Today scoring opens for the campaign’s Green Football Cup, where fan action can make the difference. Supporters across the country can score green goals by taking on climate-friendly actions, helping to tackle climate change, protect nature and save money all at the same time.
Leeds United fans can choose their activities and register their goals at greenfootballweekend.com, whether they’re selecting to eat a vegetarian meal, take a shorter shower, cycle and walk more, or turn the thermostat down by one degree. Three goals can be scored once by pledging, or three goals per action by taking action and evidencing it. And you will be joining a number of the Leeds United Foundation programmes that will be taking on a number of challenges along with participants from their sessions over the next few weeks.
Sarah Jacobs from Green Football Weekend said: “In scoring green goals for their club, football fans have incredible power to help protect our world - and save money in the process. If the UK’s 36 million supporters adopted three climate-friendly habits across the course of the 20-day tournament - reducing their shower time to four minutes, having two meat-free days per week and turning the thermostat down by 1 degree - fans could save more than 700 million kg CO2e, the equivalent of planting 11.78 million trees”.
Jacobs added: “And the benefits go beyond helping tackle climate change and protecting nature. In taking part, fans can also make significant savings. By adopting these small changes for one year, they could reduce their household bill by £728.”
The campaign, which is set to become an annual event, is backed by more than 30 major supporters, including the FA, the EFL, the WSL, the National Trust, RSPB and the Church of England.
● On 21st January, the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Football Team will be taking on an interfaith team for a Green Football Weekend match, supported by the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Bishop for Sport Libby Lane.
● An area of rainforest the size of 1,000 football pitches will be protected by Rainforest Trust UK in the name of the winning club.
● Thousands of schools are taking part, with teachers running special lessons and clubs sending club staff and mascots into classrooms to inspire students.
Green Football Weekend is powered by Sky Sports, BT Sport, the Football Supporters Association, Pledgeball, Planet League, First News and Count Us In.