Go Green Game
The sold out Men’s Vitality IT20 against New Zealand on Sunday 3 September will be our Go Green Game – our first ever sustainable international match.
The stadium has underlined its green credentials in the last 12 months after reducing waste by a third, running kitchens on 80 per cent locally sourced produce, rolling out a low-energy LED light project, and continued use of e-cups that’s prevented 562,000 plastic alternatives being wasted.
But initiatives being deployed for the Kiwis’ visit will further drive down emissions and the match’s carbon footprint, whilst aiming to raise sustainability awareness amongst fans and the wider community.
It’s the first sustainable game of its kind in UK cricket and will see a focus on cutting emissions across all scopes of the ground’s footprint.
We want to raise awareness amongst staff, spectators and our community of the influence the sporting and event industry can have on sustainability and climate change.