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Planet League launch Britain’s biggest climate action football campaign

Planet League have launched the 2022 Planet League Cup – Britain’s biggest climate action football campaign. The cup is a unique sustainability tournament where football fans score goals for their club by completing green activities like having a meat-free meal, using the car less, and filling up reusable bottles with tap water.

The tournament kicks off on 10th October and runs for five weeks. Each week focuses on a particular theme, such as energy, food or travel, and the club whose fans take the most action will win the Planet League Cup. As well as taking the glory, the fan who scores the most goals will win a holiday in the UK.

Football fans taking part in the Planet League Cup will have dozens of environmentally
friendly actions to choose from to score goals. They include unplugging your appliances when they aren’t in use, making the best of your food before it’s too late with an ‘eat-me-first’ box, taking cooler and shorter showers and using public transport.

Manchester United Foundation, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, Chelsea Foundation, Liverpool
Foundation and Newcastle United Foundation are competing alongside 71 other clubs for
the coveted trophy, currently held by Cambridge United. Northampton Town are hosting a ‘green match’ on 29th October vs Newport County. Fans attending the match will be able to complete Planet League activities to win prizes

On top of the professional clubs taking part, the 12 County FAs are encouraging thousands of grassroots football clubs to take part in the initiative, while hundreds of schools are taking part with free classroom materials made available to Primary and Secondary teachers.

Speaking about the initiative, Matt Johnson, Director of Operations at Manchester United Foundation, said: “Manchester United Foundation want to drive positive environmental change by engaging young people and igniting their passion for the planet.

“We are therefore delighted to be a part of Planet League and look forward to engaging with our partner schools to create behaviour change and a greener future with their pupils.”

To find out more about how you can ‘go green for your team’ click here.



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