Save Today, Play Tomorrow
Welcome to Save Today Play Tomorrow - the ambitious goal of low carbon football
Birmingham County Football Association is committed to pioneering the way in which football minimises the impact of its activities on the environment.
In February 2021 the Association was accepted as signatories of the UN’s Sport for Climate Action Framework, joining some of the most recognisable sporting establishments from across the globe in supporting the five key principles that will help reduce the carbon footprint in the game.
Not doing anything is not an option and we have seen from recent high level campaigns the power football players, clubs and fans can have in influencing positive societal changes.
What changes have Birmingham County FA made?
The offices at Ray Hall Lane have been assessed by the Carbon Trust, and the following changes were recommended
• More efficient water heating system installed for changing facilities
• Partnered with Veolia Waste Management to make the facility 100% not to land fill, and 89% of waste recycled (download the report below)
• Installed two grant-funded electric vehicle charging points
• Moved to digital programmes for cup finals and presentation evenings
• Roof array solar panels (under consideration)
• Installed two new external hydrations stations for public use (added to the Refill app)
• BCFA employees moved to agile working practice to avoid unnecessary car journeys, reducing emissions by 65%
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