Posted: Fri, 2 Jun 2023 10:12
The project at Nirvana Football Club in Leicester seeks to break down barriers to participation for underrepresented people and communities by giving a thousand people a voice on the challenges they face on this journey to net zero - and Leicester is surely the place to do it.
Ivan Liburd has shared a blog explain how they are "Bridging the gap between inequalities and sustainability in grassroots football." And how "Leicester Nirvana FC are aiming to be the UK's first amateur football club to become net zero carbon."
Source & to be inspired and find out more read Ivan's blog here: Bridging the gap between inequalities and sustainability in grassroots football (substack.com)
Working closely with DMU's Net Zero Football Project, Leicester Nirvana Football Club has joined other clubs in Germany, Spain, The Gambia, Republic of Benin and Malaysia who want to engage with students either through modules or volunteering, to create a more sustainable ethos for community sport.
Members of Football for the Goals commit to the following principles across their business practices and in their advocacy with stakeholders, as well as media and commercial partners and sponsors:
- Sustainability policies and practices
- Implementing and advocating for the SDGs
- A human rights-based approach, including in addressing issues of discrimination and avoiding discriminatory practices
- Equality and equity, including gender
- Climate action
Source: United Nations.
Interested in the UN's Football for the Goals - Football for the Goals | United Nations