Carbon Boot Print partnership environmental programme to leverage the power of football
Fulham Football Club Foundation is delighted to announce a new partnership with Veolia Environmental Services which will see the Club’s Foundation staff pilot a six-week Veolia Carbon Boot Print partnership environmental programme to six local schools this month.
The weekly one hour lessons will involve a classroom based session as well as football and sport activity. The project will use the power of football to engage with hundreds of pupils about the environment during its initial pilot phase.
The lessons developed by recycling specialists, Veolia Environmental Services aim to provide pupils with information to make them more environmentally aware and friendly and lessening the carbon impact of day-to-day tasks.
The programme will cover a number of essential subjects all designed to promote a greener way of living such as: 3 R’s (Reduce, Re-use, Recycle), Energy, Travel & Transport and Food & Drink.
Once the pilot has been completed, the Fulham Football Club Foundation and Veolia will look to roll this project out to over 30 schools during the next academic year.
Chief Executive of the Fulham Football Club Foundation, Steven Day, said:
“We all have a moral duty to preserve the environment for future generations. It’s just as important to educate people from an early age so that they can start to put good measures into place and educate their parents! This fantastic partnership with Veolia is a great addition to many environmentally friendly initiatives recently undertaken by the Club."
Pascal Hauret, Veolia Environmental Services’ Municipal Director, London added: “Carbon Boot Print is proven to help pupils learn good habits about environment and exercise in a fun way and we are delighted that Fulham is the first team in London to support us in this ground-breaking community initiative.”