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GREEN FOOTBALL WEEKEND: Community groups in the Fan Zone

Raising awareness together this weekend

4 February 2023


GREEN FOOTBALL WEEKEND: Community groups in the Fan Zone

Raising awareness together this weekend

4 February 2023

Carlisle United is one of over 80 clubs to commit to action on climate crisis over the Green Football Weekend; 3-5 February 2023.

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3 February 2023

Carlisle United and the Carlisle United Community Trust have joined forces to encourage initiatives centred around the Harrogate game – and supporters are also being encouraged to take action.

We have a number of Green community groups in the Fan Zone at the game, with activities for kids and ideas to help the environment.

Businesses and charities joining us in the Fan Zone (with more to be confirmed) are:

  • Cumbria Action for Sustainability
  • Sustainable Carlisle and their art project The Big Picture
  • Zero Carbon Cumbria
  • Wild Futures
  • ReBike Community Cycle Hub
  • Gerrapin Handmade Crafts
  • Warwick Bridge Corn Mill

The Carlisle United Community Sports Trust will be there offering activities for kids and older fans alike to score Green Goals for the club using Planet League.

Click HERE to find out how to score points for Carlisle United. 


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Please use #cufcgreengame on social media to show your support!

Chief executive Nigel Clibbens said: “This will be a first for the club and promises to add something different to the Fan Zone.

“We have a fan walk organised by SLO Simon Clarkson (click HERE for more information) as part of the day. We advise you to get down early -  we have lots going on.

“By making small changes in what we do we can all make a difference.”

The club has already encouraged fans to take part in the ‘Green Football Cup’ which culminates over the weekend.

Click HERE to find out how to score points for Carlisle United.

We are encouraging everyone across the game to carry out small actions which can make a different to the environment and your pocket.

Going vegetarian some days, turning the thermostat down one degree and taking shorter showers can all have a positive impact. The club is also working with the Carlisle Community Sports Trust in schools as part of its community activities. 

The Green Football weekend is such an exciting opportunity! It’s not too late to sign up to Planet League and start scoring Green Goals for the club. It’s a great way for us all to start making the changes that our planet so desperately needs.


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Our Green Game activities are sponsored by Sun Powered Systems.

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Click HERE to visit the Sun Powered Systems website.

Sun Powered Systems chief commercial officer Robbie Edgar said: “At Sun Powered Systems we are delighted to be involved with such a captivating concept of unleashing the power of football on climate change.

“As a renewable energy provider with carbon reduction at the forefront of our business it is fantastic to play our part alongside the club, fans and local community.”

Sustainability Coordinator for the Community Sports Trust, Natasha Messier said: “We are really excited at the Trust to be working alongside the Club for the Green Football Weekend.

“Football has a part to play in Climate Change, and is increasingly being affected by Climate Change. That’s why events like this are so important to raise awareness and give fans a chance to make a difference!

“I encourage all fans to get behind this, and sign up to Planet League – where you can help us to score Green Goals in our bid for the Green Cup! It’s simple, it’s fun, and every goal counts. Go green for your team at!“

Supporter Liaison Officer Simon Clarkson said: “As fans we can all do our bit to help the climate and one of the easiest ways is to think about reducing CO2 emissions.  

“On 4 Feb we have organised a leisurely walk from the city centre to Brunton Park via Bitts and Rickerby parks. Our friends from Talk Hub will facilitate the walk that is open to everyone.  Walking not only helps the climate but improves physical and mental health.”

The campaign is set to become an annual event, and backed by more than 30 organisations, including the FSA, FA, EFL, WSL, National Trust, RSPB and the Church of England as well as media outlets Sky Sports, BT Sport, First News and campaign groups Pledgeball, Planet League and Count Us In.

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