Sustainability – Action Day
Sustainability is getting more and more important. Climate change and environmental crises present the he single biggest threat to sustainable development. The 29th of September should be used to showcase how sport organisations take action and promote sustainability.
Climate change requires collective action from everyone, including the football world. On a day-to-day basis, the impacts of climate change play out through extreme and abnormal weather. Heatwaves and floods which used to be “once in a century” events are becoming more regular occurrences, as we saw with wildfires that last year devasted the Amazonian Forest, California and more recently Australia.
At the same time, resources vanish and lead for example to risks for food security and nutrition. We need to be aware of the importance of the issue of food loss and waste now more than ever in order to promote and implement our global efforts towards resolving it. That is why, in 2019, the 74th United Nations General Assembly designated 29 September as the International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste, recognizing the fundamental role that sustainable food production plays in promoting food security and nutrition. Doubtless, this new International Day faces a lot of challenges to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal “Responsible consumption and production,” which will contribute to the fight for Zero Hunger and against Climate Change.
We have gathered some ideas on how your organisation can showcase its engagement for sustainability.
Ideas for #Morethanfootball activities:
- give discounts to fans that use public transportation to arrive at the stadium
- organise fundraising for a local wildlife fund
- plant trees in your local community
- present a sustainability initiative of one of your partners
- organise a park cleaning
- sell/give away merchandising made of recycled material
- show how your organisation is reducing its carbon footprint