E.on’s Carbon ‘footyprint’ campaign kicks off

27 November 2007

Airlines, supermarkets, clothing retailers and other industries are making high profile moves to cut their carbon emissions in the face of continued concerns about man-made global warming.

But sport, often seen as a bastion of conservatism where change is treated with suspicion, has been slow in getting out of the starting blocks when it comes to green issues.

Now many companies associated with sport are looking to provide a lead where previously it has been lacking.

Among those leading the way is energy giant E.ON, which last season set out to help Ipswich Town become the first "carbon neutral" football club after fans made more than 14,000 carbon saving pledges.

Now E.ON is looking to follow that up across England , and reduce the carbon footprint of the FA Cup during 2007/08 season.

The Carbon Footyprint campaign will encourage fans to make energy saving changes to help cut their own emissions.

It is hoped that the campaign will offset the 45,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide produced by The FA Cup in order to make the competition "carbon neutral".

Source: news.bbc.co.uk

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