Sports Interactive supports Green Football Weekend
We are supporting more than 80 top football clubs in the world’s biggest football campaign to protect our world, Green Football Weekend, which takes place from Friday, February 3rd- Sunday, February 5th.
For the next 19 days, clubs across the top divisions are battling it out for the coveted Green Football Cup. Unlike other tournaments, it’s fan action that will decide who takes the Cup home, with fans scoring green goals for their club by taking climate-friendly actions.
Whether you’re turning the thermostat down one degree, eating two veggie meals a week or taking a four-minute shower, it all counts. Fans can choose their activities and register their goals at greenfootballweekend.com.
The competition will culminate in Green Football Weekend at the start of February, when clubs will join fans in implementing changes by making their fixtures ‘greener games’, and some teams will wear green armbands to show their support for protecting our world.
Sports Interactive are supporting Green Football Weekend with in-game digital advertising and copies of our latest release, Football Manager 2023, for giveaways.
Green Football Weekend spokesperson Sarah Jacobs said: “In scoring green goals for their club, football fans have incredible power to help protect our world - and save money in the process. If the UK’s 36 million fans adopted three climate-friendly habits across the course of the 20-day tournament, fans could save more than 700 million kg CO2e, the equivalent of planting 11.78 million trees.
“The benefits go beyond helping tackle climate change and protecting nature. In taking part, fans can also make significant savings. By adopting these small changes for one year, they could reduce their household bill by up to £728.”
Miles Jacobson, Studio Director at Sports Interactive, added: “We’re proud to be involved with Green Football Weekend, a profound opportunity for clubs, fans and organisations to come together to educate fans about the climate emergence we’re all facing.
“For several years now, the studio has been at the forefront of eco-packaging and environmental responsibility in the games industry. The carbon footprint of FM23’s packaging is 47% lower than FM22’s and last year we received the Environment Award at the GamesIndustry.biz awards.
“We know sport and gaming can really help to inspire change and we look forward to supporting Green Football Weekend.”
The campaign, which is set to become an annual event, is backed by more than 30 major supporters, including the FA, the EFL, the WSL, the National Trust, RSPB and the Church of England.
Green Football Weekend is powered by Sky Sports, BT Sport, the Football Supporters Association, Pledgeball, Planet League, First News and Count Us In.