Leeds United fans in final race for Green Football Cup over Green Football Weekend

Leeds United fans in final race for Green Football Cup over Green Football Weekend

Club and Foundation show support for green campaign.

With only days to go until the winner of the Green Football Cup is decided, Leeds United fans are continuing to score green goals to help us climb the league and to help protect our world.

Leeds United fans have been scoring as many goals as they can by taking climate-friendly actions, including taking shorter showers, eating more vegetarian meals and telling their clubs what they’d like them to do to go greener. Fans have been able to choose their own green activities to participate in - registering and tracking their goals at www.greenfootballweekend.com

The Leeds United Foundation have also taken part in the 'Layer Up' challenge which has been featured across our social media channels, encouraging supporters to take on the challenge too and share it.

Amazing prizes are up for grabs for anybody taking part in Green Football Weekend, including a Sky Glass TV, signed men’s and women’s England shirts, tickets to Premier League Games, a voucher for a National Trust holiday cottage, tickets to the Football Supporters Association Awards, Football Manager game codes and BT Sport App passes.

It is estimated that 23 out of the 92 Football League clubs in the UK can expect total or partial annual flooding of their stadiums by 2050. UK football fans making small changes to their habits could make a huge difference:

  • If the UK’s 31 million football fans buy second-hand or vintage clothes rather than new, they would save the same amount of carbon as planting 43.3 million trees per year.
  • If they reduced their shower length to four minutes, they would save carbon equivalent to planting 58.9 million trees per year.

Fans can also save money by making small changes. By turning down the thermostat by one degree, reducing shower time to four minutes and eating veggie two days per week, they could reduce their household bill by up to £728.

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