Sport brings millions of people together around the world, creating an atmosphere of passion and excitement. However, the sports industry can also have a negative impact on the environment through its energy consumption, waste generation and fan travel.
Fortunately, there are many ways to be an eco-supporter and contribute positively to the environment while still cheering for our favorite teams. In this article, the Flycup team will give you some practical advice to become an eco-supporter in the world of sport.
6 TIPS FOR ADOPTING RESPONSIBLE BEHAVIOR
- Choose eco-responsible sporting events:
When planning to attend a sporting event, look for those that adopt eco-friendly practices. You can quickly see this by consulting the club's engagement page. Ex : RCT CSR commitment page.
More and more organizers are committing to reducing their carbon footprint by using renewable energy sources, by promoting recycling through the adoption of eco-responsible packaging such as Flycup , and minimizing food waste by using local producers, etc.
Supporting these initiatives by participating in these events will help encourage more sustainable practices in the world of sport, particularly football.
- Opt for environmentally friendly transport:
Fan travel to sporting events can generate a significant amount of carbon emissions. Therefore, it is better to use public transport, carpooling or cycling to get to the stadium.
Carpooling platforms like StadiumGo Or Pospleigh offer carpooling trips between supporters. Easily accessible, these carpools are also rewarded to you (a free parking space for example).
If the distance is reasonable, you may also consider walking to the event location.
These choices will help reduce your carbon footprint while helping to relieve congestion on the roads.
- Reduce the consumption of plastic and packaging:
One of the major problems in sporting events is the massive use of plastic and single-use packaging.
Bring your own reusable water bottle, bamboo cutlery and cloth bags to avoid contributing to the growing amount of plastic waste. If you purchase food or drinks on site, encourage vendors to use biodegradable, recyclable or reusable containers .
As said previously, the Flycups adapt very well to this problem. Made from materials intended to be recycled after use, they help stadiums in their carbon reduction policy.
Currently, they make it possible to reduce the carbon footprint by -28% and we are looking for a new, even more innovative solution: the reusable range which will ultimately make it possible to reduce this impact even further.
- Download your ticket in advance:
Another easy way to become an eco-supporter is to choose the digital option by downloading your ticket to your smartphone rather than printing it.
By choosing this option, you reduce the demand for paper and thus help save trees and energy used in the printing process. Additionally, having your ticket on your phone makes it easier to access and store, avoiding the risk of losing it or forgetting it at home.
Sporting event organizers are increasingly keen to offer e-ticket options because it also helps reduce costs associated with printing and physically distributing tickets.
- Favor sustainable derivative products:
Many fans like to wear their team colors by sporting jerseys, scarves and other merchandise.
When purchasing these products, look to see if they are made from sustainable and ethical materials. Opt for quality items that you can wear or use for a long time, reducing the demand for single-use products.
- Encourage the adoption of sustainable practices by sports clubs:
As supporters, you have significant power to influence. Encourage your favorite sports clubs to adopt sustainable practices by using your social media or participating in engaged supporters groups.
By showing your support for environmentally friendly initiatives, you can encourage clubs to become real agents of change!
By becoming an eco-supporter, you show your passion for sport while actively contributing to the preservation of the environment.
Every little gesture counts and together we can make a significant difference in the world of sport. So, adopt these eco-responsible practices and share them with other supporters!