As part of the Save Today, Play Tomorrow programme Birmingham County FA pledge to provide relevant educational resources to all participants to help them make informed choices.
Pledge of Sustainability
Clubs will be able to sign up for this from the 2021/22 season. It reaffirms your commitment to making smarter choices about how you travel to football, reducing the amount of plastic, disposing of litter responsibly and promoting recycling.
Clubs who sign up to the pledge will be challenged to share their stories and will be eligible for the new Sustainable Club of the Year Award at our annual awards night.
Climate change is a complex issue and it sometimes feels like you need to be a NASA scientist to understand it all, but we are keen to signpost you to relevant organisations that can provide education and resources.
A great staring point is to complete the Carbon Literacy Project online learning course.
A Carbon Literacy course covers:
• The science behind climate change
• Social equity and climate change
• What you can do to act on climate change
• Strategies and skills for communicating action on climate change
The course is only eight hours in duration and is a blend of online classroom and self-guided learning. There is no assessment or exam at the end.
Contact Savetodayplaytomorrow@BirminghamFA.com and include “Save Today, Play Tomorrow” as the subject title to find out how we can fund this education course for you.
Best Practice Guidance Documents
A list of useful resources will be posted here shortly. Please check back again soon.
Please see below all the National Government & Local Authorities within our county and their commitments to sustainability.
Birmingham Clan Air Zone
West Midlands Cycle Hire
East Staffordshire Borough Council
Birmingham City Council
Solihull Borough Council
Wolverhampton City Council
Dudley Borough Council
West Midlands Combined Authority
Coventry City Council
Stratford On Avon
Warwick District Council
Rugby Borough Council
Sandwell Borough Council
Other Helpful Organisations Include
British Association for Sustainability In Sport
Sustainability West Midlands
Keep Britain Tidy
Count Us In
Ellen MacArthur Foundation - understand more about what it means to be part of a circular economy
Emergency on Planet Sport – Podcast created by a BBC Radio 5 Live sports reporter on the impact of sport on climate change (available from your usual podcast supplier)
Sweat Not Oil; why sports should drop advertising from high carbon polluters - download here
How Bad Are Bananas by Mike Berners-Lee
Climate Change for Football Fans by James Atkins
There’s No Planet B by Mike Berners-Lee
Drawdown by Paul Hawken
A Life on Our Planet by David Attenborough
BIRMINGHAM COUNTY FA: SAVE TODAY, PLAY TOMORROW E-NEWSLETTER
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