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BBC Coverage: How Green Is Your Football Club?

BASIS CEO Russell Seymour is quoted in BBC Sport report on sustainability in football, a collaboration with our friends at Sport Positive Summit.

You can also watch Dom Goggins’ interview on BBC Sportsday here

Extinction Rebellion protests, flooding and wildfires mean environmental issues, climate change and sustainability are right at the top of the world’s news agenda.

But what are England’s leading football clubs – among the country’s most globally recognised brands – doing to help the environment?

BBC Sport has worked with the United Nations-backed Sport Positive Summit, which will host its first conference in 2020, to compile research into the sustainability of all 20 Premier League clubs.

Russell Seymour, chief executive British Association for Sustainable Sport (Basis):

“It’s great to see so many of our top football clubs taking their environmental impacts so seriously; reducing these impacts while still providing a great match day experience for fans.

“It’s noticeable that many of them are falling short on communicating what they are doing. What is important is that the clubs show that living, working and playing sustainably can be done and is as good, or probably even better, than before. It makes sense for the business, the fans understand and appreciate it and it helps the environment.”

Click here to read the full report from Jack Skelton & David Lockwood 

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