Birmingham County FA’s Save Today, Play Tomorrow project is proud to announce a new partnership with the community energy project, Birmingham Energy Initiative.
Birmingham Energy Initiative are an energy company with a bold vision - empowering change in Birmingham where energy is consumed sustainably, generated renewably and shared fairly, focused on empowering individuals to change through their innovative Educating Energy platform.
The energy company’s partnership with Birmingham County FA signals their commitment to helping football clubs of all shapes and sizes at the heart of their local communities in their plans to become better educated about energy and aim for net zero emissions through a range of solutions like solar panels, LED lighting and electric vehicle charging points.
Tom Bailey, Founder of the Birmingham Energy Initiative, said: “We're committed to creating long-standing positive changes in the community. We work with Local Authorities, Charities, Education Institutions and Businesses to develop engaging extra-curricular activities and understanding, as well as deploying net-zero services as a solution to help them offset carbon. We believe investing in our community at grassroots level, helping create long-term education and understanding on all topical energy related subject matters.”
Richard Lindsay, Business Insights Manager at Birmingham CFA & Save Today, Play Tomorrow Project Lead, added: “Partnering with Birmingham Energy Initiative gives us a fantastic platform to offer all of our clubs and their members – no matter what size or level of football – the opportunity to be part of a community dedicated to change through football. The solutions on offer will help clubs achieve considerable carbon emissions reductions with the co-benefit of saving money, making them more sustainable both on and off the pitch.”
In addition to their club support, Birmingham Energy Initiative want to use the power of football to highlight and tackle the ever-increasing problem of fuel poverty across the region. It is estimated that currently there are 304,000 households in the West Midlands in fuel poverty, exacerbating wider poverty and inequality issues.
Through the partnership the aim is to raise the profile of the growing problem of fuel poverty and offer support through education, resources and signposting to organisations that can help.
To find out more about Birmingham Energy Initiative, please visit https://www.birminghamenergyinitiative.co.uk/
Over the coming months Birmingham County FA will release more details on the Save Today, Play Tomorrow sustainability project.