Sport Tottenham's clash with Chelsea will be first net zero carbon fixture

19:26  18 september  2021
19:26  18 september  2021 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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The derby between Tottenham and Chelsea this weekend is being used to raise awareness and inspire people in the UK to reduce their carbon footprint.

With the clash branded as #GameZero, Sky have teamed up with Jamie Redknapp and Mark Wright to help push families to make changes for the environment.

The initiative, a partnership between Sky and Spurs to host the world's first net zero carbon major football fixture, is supported by CUP26 and the Premier League.

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Redknapp and Wright, his makeshift co-commentator for the day, have celebrated the little wins people can achieve in their lives to reduce their carbon footprint.

The short film will be launched ahead of Sky's coverage of the showdown between the two London clubs tomorrow.

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Viewers will see Redknapp and Wright celebrating the simple acts that make a difference, such as hanging the washing on the line to eating leftovers.

'Like most parents, I worry about what the future world my kids will live in will be like,' Redknapp said. 'So being a part of this latest Sky Zero initiative is a huge privilege and celebrates the power of teamwork at its finest.'

Wright, meanwhile, added: 'I'm no eco-expert but it's amazing to see what actions we can all take, day-to-day, to help save our planet.

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'It's definitely opened my eyes to changes I can make at home.'

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Gary Hughes, Director of Football at Sky Sports, said: 'At Sky, we have set ourselves the ambition of being net zero carbon by 2030 and want to inspire our customers to #GoZero with us.

'Our new short film aims to spur football fans into action by emphasising how much the small, everyday actions can create real, impactful change.

'We wanted to create something that would not only celebrate Game Zero, but also dramatise the ways in which families across the country can make changes in their own lives and reduce their carbon footprint.'

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