There are many major issues currently engulfing the world, especially thanks to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but there’s an argument to be made that few things are more important than the battle against climate change. As reported by Arsenal.com, Arsenal Football Club are going to be taking some major steps towards fighting it after teaming up with the United Nations to join the UN Sports for Climate Action Framework.
They will be the first Premier League club to do so with the aim being for the following objectives to be met.
- Undertake systematic efforts to promote greater environmental responsibility
- Reduce overall climate impact
- Educate on climate action
- Promote sustainable and responsible consumption
- Advocate for climate action through communication
“Arsenal is committed to leading the way on sustainability among Premier League clubs and we are proud to be the first club to sign up to the UN Sports for Climate Action Framework,” operations director Hywel Sloman, said.
“Together with our partners, we’ve already implemented a number of environmentally-friendly practices across the club. This includes becoming the first Premier League club to switch to 100 per cent green electricity since the beginning of our partnership with Octopus Energy in 2016, and a new partnership with aluminium packaging company Ball Corporation, which is designed to help us and our millions of fans around the world reduce our impact on the environment.
“We will continue to use the power and reach of Arsenal to inspire our global communities and push each other towards a more sustainable future.”
Football truly is the beautiful game, but if we want to start shaping the future, we have to be thinking differently – and that’s what it appears as if the Gunners are going to keep doing.
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