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Sun Jan 6, 2019, 01:26 PM

Sustainability in Sport - Vegan rainwater irrigated British football clepub

British wind farm (and electric car charging network) pioneer buys fifth level football club and takes it vegan, including stadium food.
Good read. Not too long. I can only post a few parts. Heard this on NPR.


"I saw the opportunity to use football as a new channel to speak to a new audience of people about sustainability," Vince says. "It’s still a football club, but it’s become something else, as well."

One of those meat substitutes, a product called “Quorn,” is the main ingredient of Forest Green Rovers’ signature dish at home games: the “Q-Pie.”

"It is very tasty," Reid says. "If you ate it with your eyes shut, you wouldn’t believe it still hasn’t got meat in it."

The team also collects rainwater for use around its stadium, fittingly called “New Lawn,” fittingly located on “Another Way.” Stadium kitchens recycle cooking oil into biofuel. The soccer pitch is mowed by a solar-powered, GPS-guided robot. In July 2018, The United Nations recognized these efforts by certifying Forest Green Rovers as the first carbon-neutral football club. But Dale Vince wants to take things even further.

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