Vegan football club recognised by UN after going carbon-neutral
Forest Green Rovers became the world’s first United Nations certified carbon neutral football club on Monday (July 30), after signing up to the UNFCCC Climate Neutral Now initiative for the upcoming season.
FGR, who play in the English football’s fourth professional league, is the world’s only vegan football club after making the switch to a plant based diet for all players, fans, staff and events two years ago.
Forest Green chairman Dale Vince said sport is a good vehicle to carry the sustainability message.
Vince spoke to leading figures in the world of sport at the UN COP21 event in Bonn in November 2017, to discuss how sport can show people in practical terms how to live more sustainably.
He said it is not out of reach for big sports clubs like Real Madrid and the San Francisco 49ers.
FIFA has called Forest Green Rovers “The world’s greenest football club”.