On the face of it football would seem be a low-impact past time, however as environmental writer Toby Miller explains, the beautiful game is beginning to build up a huge carbon footprint...
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Although born in Leicester and still a Foxes fan, I cut my teeth at Craven Cottage watching Fulham in the old Third Division. I think my first game was George Cohen’s testimonial, when Fulham past versus present provided the prelude to the 1966 World Cup winners taking on an International XI.
The talent on display, paying tribute to a club great whose career had ended prematurely due to injury, is etched in my mind’s eye. I’m not so sure about the score, and have been unable to confirm it. Maybe 10-6 to the World Cup winners (half the team hadn’t played in the Final, but who’s counting?)
Fulham’s ground, so close to the banks of the Thames, inevitably makes me ponder football’s relationship to the natural environment.
- See more at: http://www.fsf.org.uk/blog/view/the-carbon-bootprint-can-we-make-football-greener#sthash.Uv0Kmx6T.dpuf
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