The Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea fixture on 19th September, branded #GameZero, is supported by COP26 and the Premier League. The aim of the game is to raise awareness and inspire people across the country to make simple changes to help reduce their carbon footprint. Sky has also partnered with “CUP26”; a tournament for fans who want to get involved from home, make changes to the environment and score points for their favourite football club.
Gary Hughes, Director of Football at Sky Sports, said: “At Sky, we have set ourselves the ambition of being net zero carbon by 2030 and want to inspire our customers to #GoZero with us. Our new short film aims to spur football fans into action by emphasising how much the small, everyday actions can create real, impactful change. We wanted to create something that would not only celebrate Game Zero, but also dramatise the ways in which families across the country can make changes in their own lives and reduce their carbon footprint.”
Mark Wright says: “I’m no eco-expert but it’s amazing to see what actions we can all take, day-to-day, to help save our planet. It’s definitely opened my eyes to changes I can make at home.”
Jamie Redknapp says: “Like most parents, I worry about what the future world my kids will live in will be like. So being a part of this latest Sky Zero initiative is a huge privilege and celebrates the power of teamwork at its finest.”
Five Actions to Do At Home To Reduce Your Carbon Emissions
- Recycle and use plastic alternatives such as glass and stainless steel
- Turn lights off when you’re not in the room
- Hang your washing out to dry (rather than using a dryer)
- Eat leftovers and cut down meat consumption
- Turn down your thermostat
Sky has committed to becoming net zero carbon by 2030, cutting its own emissions, and those made by customers using its products by 50% over the next decade. This includes converting 5,000 vehicles to a zero emissions fleet, making our tech and products more efficient and sustainable and making every TV show and film we produce net zero carbon.
To find out how your family can go one step greener, sign up to “CUP26” at cup26.co.uk and score goals for your favourite club by completing planet-protecting activities. The tournament trophy will be awarded in the first week of COP26.
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