October 31 – Real Betis’ environmental sustainability platform, Forever Green, has crossed its three-year anniversary after helping Los Verdiblancos become a leading club in environmental sustainability.
Spanning the three years of development, the club has been responsible for more than 117 environmental actions including the cleaning of natural spaces, the installation of a fleet of scooters and electric bicycles for the club’s employees, in addition to promoting their use by fans through discounts, and a recycling awareness campaign.
The club has reportedly managed to reduce its emissions by nearly 31% compared to the initial 2018/2019 season, assuming almost 1,000 tonnes of CO2 less, which are the same emissions that are produced to treat and purify 2,597Hm3 of water.
Furthermore, recently the club has wanted to go further and have become a carbon neutral team by offsetting a renewable electricity generation project through the construction and operation of a Mexico-based 90 MW wind farm, Piedra Larga.
“We think football is a worldwide loudspeaker and we see it as a great opportunity to create conscience about environmental problems, promoting Real Betis as a model to follow for other companies, clubs and fans,”, said Real Betis president Ángel Haro, upon the project’s announcement in 2020.
“We encourage all companies and institutions to join ‘Forever Green’, linking their image to the most popular sport in the world and to a cause supported by the younger generations.”
Real Betis sit 7th in the LALIGA table, just shy of a European spot after 11 matches played but turn to cup competition in midweek as they face CD Hernan Cortez, who reside in the fourth tier of Spanish football, in the first round of Copa Del Rey action on Wednesday night.
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