What is a net zero carbon football match?

This weekend, Tottenham Hotspur will host Chelsea in #GameZero, which claims to be the world’s first net zero carbon football match. In this article, I’ll do my best to explain #GameZero and what a net zero carbon football match actually is. The game represents another inspiring sustainability milestone for football and demonstrates talismanic leadership fromContinue reading “What is a net zero carbon football match?”

Green Geordies Launch!

I’ve been working with Hanwell Town FC to launch Green Geordies, their environmental sustainability strategy. You can read it here. I started working with Hanwell Town back in January, joining as the first ever Chief Sustainability Officer in football. Our first move was to sign the UN Sports for Climate Action framework, a pledge thatContinue reading “Green Geordies Launch!”

Bohemians vs Climate Change: An interview with Seán McCabe

In January, Bohemians unveiled a unique new signing.  Sean McCabe, wearing the famous ‘Refugees Welcome’ away jersey, had become the Dublin club’s Climate Justice Officer.  The newly created position is the first of it’s kind in the world of football. It highlights the importance of putting fairness and community at the heart of sport’s effortsContinue reading “Bohemians vs Climate Change: An interview with Seán McCabe”

Shoreham FC vs Climate Change: An interview with Stuart Slaney

Last year, Shoreham FC did something remarkable. The Southern Combination Division One side, known as “The Musselmen”, decided to take on climate change. Following the lead of Forest Green Rovers and Arsenal, they became the first non-league club to sign up to the UN Sports for Climate Action Framework. In doing so, they proved thatContinue reading “Shoreham FC vs Climate Change: An interview with Stuart Slaney”

Becoming the first Chief Sustainability Officer in football

When I first reached out to Hanwell Town FC, to talk about sustainability amid Covid chaos, I had no idea what to expect. I became aware of the club while researching the area for a possible house move. Having spent the last few months in conversation with various Premier League clubs about sustainability, I decidedContinue reading “Becoming the first Chief Sustainability Officer in football”