Premiership football club kicks off carbon outreach project
Fulham Football Club has teamed up with Veolia to engage with young people on the importance of green issues through a 'carbon boot print' initiative.
The club's social outreach foundation is piloting a six-week programme, led by Veolia Carbon, across six local schools this month.
The weekly one hour lessons will involve a classroom-based session as well as football and sport activity. The project will use the power of football to engage with hundreds of pupils about the environment during its initial trial phase.
The programme will cover a number of subjects all designed to promote a greener way of living such as the 3Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle), energy, transport and food and drink.
The partnership is hoping to roll the pilot out further to over 30 schools during the next academic year.
Fulham Football Club Foundation's chief executive Steven Day believes the club has a "moral duty" to try and help preserve the environment for future generations.
"It's just as important to educate people from an early age so that they can start to put good measures into place and educate their parents," he said.