Green Football Weekend is an initiative run by the FA which aims to use 'the power of football to shine a light on climate change'
Lewes Football Club (LFC) has announced it will go completely vegan for a day in February to mark Green Football Weekend.
The initiative was created by the FA to ‘bring together English football clubs and their fans to use the power of football to shine a light on climate change‘.
LFC’s women’s team will take part in the initiative during its Sunday 5th February fixture against Birmingham City.
On that day, the club will be serving only vegan food from its existing plant-based menu, which boasts a range of plant-based options including Tuscan bean pie, meatballs, and loaded chips with vegan mayo and seaweed.
It will also be selling pre-loved merchandise in the club shop, welcoming any potential volunteers for its community garden, and calling on fans to do their bit, whether that be walking to the match where possible, or bringing reusable coffee cups.
In addition, LFC‘s match day sponsor will be reusable menstrual underwear brand Nixi Body.
Green Football Weekend
Green Football Weekend, which runs from 3-5 February, brings together 80 of the UK’s professional football clubs, alongside their fans, families and communities in an effort to fight climate change.
Fans score ‘goals’ for pledging to engage in green initiatives from ‘eating a vegetarian or vegan meal, to walking and cycling instead of driving, to turning down the heating by one degree’.
There is a league table for all clubs taking part, with Manchester United currently topping the leaderboard, boasting 15,101 green goals.
According to the Green Football Weekend website: “This is your chance to join fans everywhere in taking goal-scoring action, and together, unleash the power of football to tackle climate change.
“Football fans have already achieved amazing things together. Imagine millions of us, in play for our planet. What a difference that would make.”
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Featured image by James Boyes via Lewes Football Club