This weekend Mansfield Town is joining clubs around the country to take part in Green Football Weekend, where fans, clubs and players are unleashing the power of football to tackle climate change.
Mansfield Town will be celebrating the weekend and showing its support for tackling climate change by showcasing the work from St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School. Mansfield Town have been working
with St Joseph's Catholic Primary School to spread the message around sustainability and protecting the earth ahead of Green Football Weekend. Pupils from the school have been designing Eco friendly art work, as well as, a dance to represent the earths current climate. Across the school pupils have been involved in the trust’s Blue + Yellow = Green sustainability programme. Keep an eye out for St. Joseph's on Saturday, with their Green Football dance being displayed on the scoreboard at half time! The pupils will also be pitch side before kick-off showing off their fantastic artwork!
With only days to go until the winner of the Green Football Cup is decided, Mansfield Town's amazing fans are continuing to score green goals to help the club climb the league and to help protect our world.
Fans can get involved by taking climate-friendly actions, including taking downloading the Green Football Weekend Veggie Cookbook, trying a veggie meal, leaving the car at home and using reusable bottles. Fans can choose, register and track their goals at www.greenfootballweekend.com
Mansfield Town Community Trust Gary Shaw said he was looking forward to the fixture: "To have Green Football Weekend land on one of the biggest games of our calendar year is fantastic. It's a great chance for the fans around Nottinghamshire to get involved with the event." He added "St. Joseph's have done a brilliant job with promoting Green Football Weekend, and we are looking forward to showcasing their work at the game against Notts County."
The future of football is at risk due to the effects of climate change, with 150,000 games already cancelled per year due to pitch flooding. By 2050, a quarter of UK football grounds will be flooded, with one in four teams expecting partial or total stadium flooding each year.
But when fans and clubs come together to take action, football has incredible power to help protect our world. If the UK’s football fans ate one veggie meal a day, it would save as much carbon as taking 5.5 million cars off the road.
By taking part in the Green Football Cup, fans can win exciting prizes including Championship Play-Off tickets, behind-the-scenes tour of Sky Sports, and tickets to Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter.