FoundationLFC and The Red Way backs ‘Green Football Weekend’
Liverpool FC is calling on its supporters to take up the fight against climate change and get involved in ‘Green Football Weekend’.
The campaign - which aligns with the Club’s pioneering sustainability initiative The Red Way - culminates on the weekend of February 3-5. Many teams across the men’s and women’s games are expected to wear sustainably made green armbands and highlight how everyone can make a difference in protecting the environment.
Before then LFC fans are being encouraged to join the Green Football Cup, where they can score green goals by taking climate-friendly actions, such as having two meat-free days per week, turning down the thermostat by one degree or cutting showers to four-minutes long.
There will also be prizes for supporters that take part by signing up to www.greenfootballweekend.com and registering their 'goals'. An area of rainforest equivalent to 1,000 football pitches will be protected by Rainforest Trust UK in the name of the winning club.
The Green Football Weekend is backed by former Reds stars Jamie Carragher and Steve McManaman and also enjoys support from the FA, the English Football League, and the Women's Super League.
Liverpool FC is already recognised as the greenest club in the Premier League thanks to its innovative The Red Way strategy, which was launched in January 2021.
The Club set ambitious targets to achieve sustainability throughout its organisation, to create a better future for its people, its communities, and the planet.
The LFC Foundation supports 10 of the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals and is committed to contributing towards sustainable cities and communities.
This season, over 150 secondary school children are taking part in our PL Inspires programme.
The young people be tasked with creating a social action project that address climate change or aims to protect the planet with interventions taking place in the local community, school or in and around LFC.
Last season’s winning team from St. Augustus presented their recycling idea to make recycling more fun to a panel of judges from LFC, LFC Foundation and the Premier League.
A social action project that is built with youth voice at the heart of the programme. So far this season the following schools have conducted their own projects to protect their environment:
Florence Melly; A Bright Park project (with Groundwork UK) to renovate a forest school spaceSt Bede's; Created environmental display boards placed around schoolSt Oswald's; Sefton Park project put up fliers and leaflets around the park with the support of Friends of Sefton Park with their litter pick in the largest park in the city
Club partner SC Johnson and LFC Foundation teamed up to host an event at Anfield for 400 school children. Providing environment and sustainability workshops in conjunction with Ocean Generation.
PL Primary Stars
The protect the planet challenge is aimed at children to understand how we can protect our planet more. The aim is to:
- Develop pupils' knowledge, skills and attitudes whilst they positively contribute towards their community.
- Empower young people to take positive action around climate change.
- Increase knowledge and understanding of environmental sustainability and climate change.
Waste Free Reds
We have teamed up with Club partner SC Johnson to bring our Official Liverpool FC Supporters Clubs (OLSCs) the This Means More Challenge 2023: Waste Free Reds. We know our OLSCs do amazing work in the community, and last year more than 6,000 people benefitted from our This Means More Challenge activities.
#WasteFreeReds is part of the SC Johnson ‘Goals for Change’ purpose-based partnership; a joint effort between them and Liverpool Football Club to help drive change and improve recycling habits of football fans across the UK and the world.
Waste-free Reds is focused around helping the next generation learn and develop sustainable habits in their daily lives, focusing on reducing, reusing and recycling waste.
We want to see how creative, and impactful and sustainable our OLSCs really are; and to showcase what it means to be part of the LFC family.