Positive Education

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

imageClubs 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.

Local authorities

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

group_football_team 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 

Walsall Council 

Rugby Borough Council 

Sandwell Borough Council 

North Warwickshire 

Other Helpful Organisations Include

British Association for Sustainability In Sport 

Sustainability West Midlands 

Keep Britain Tidy

Count Us In 


Carbon Trust 

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)

If you are a keen reader and want to learn more about this project, please consider the following; 

grassroots_spectatorsGame Changers Report – download here

Hit for Six – download here

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


Whether you are involved in football or not here is a great way to keep up to date with all the relevant information on how we can create a greener and more sustainable game.

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