(Cricket news) The idea for the Green Game first surfaced in 2011, and since then, RCB has devoted one of their home games to the ‘Go Green’ programmes to raise awareness of the need for a cleaner, greener environment.
In addition, RCB players will wear recycled green jerseys for Sunday’s marquee game. Utilising discarded materials gathered at the stadium, these jerseys were created.
Have you ever considered the types of recycled waste that are required to produce these kits? A few numbers to think about are listed below.
The first game of the season for RCB alone produced 9047.6 kg of waste in the stadium, which is equivalent to 19488 water bottles.
According to estimates, each game-day generates an average of 8 tonnes of dry garbage, food waste, and other recyclable wastes from the stadium. The use of waste segregation techniques has made it possible to collect and separate dry, food, and non-recyclable wastes, as well as to fully process them to produce recycled products like shirts and other sustainable commodities.
Working closely with Good Era, the Go Green Initiative’s implementation partner, RCB has created the first-ever Green Army, a sustainability support group that they use extensively to maintain the stadium grounds clean.
VP & Head of Royal Challengers Bangalore, Rajesh Menon, remarked“RCB is the world’s first carbon neutral cricket team and the foremost cricket franchise in the world rallying behind a people’s driven movement for greener planet. “Go Green” is not just an initiative for us but an aspiring movement to seek behavioural changes, contributing to solving various challenges related to climate change. It transcends beyond cricket and connects fans at a much deeper level, an engagement with a purpose,”
RCB will also repair two lakes in South Bengaluru, totaling 44 acres, as part of this year’s mission, and the Green School certification programme will be introduced to nearly 200 institutions.
He also said, “As part of our year-long commitment, we will enable and encourage sustainability for the people, of the people, and by the people through a unique fan-driven model of carbon neutrality and rejuvenating and restoring the city lakes which were once the pride of Bangalore city. We also feel we need to begin early in life to start living consciously and therefore Green School is an initiative to involve future generation to be a part of the movement,”
For the fans to unite, synergize commitment around selected initiatives on critical issues of sustainability, and complete with contributions/on the ground implementation programs/measuring impact and sustenance, RCB has launched a digital green pledge forum on their official website.
The M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, which has been converted into a green stadium, also uses solar and wind power to run cricket matches in keeping with sustainability objectives.
RCB plans to expand these comprehensive green projects and invite supporters from around the world to join the fight for sustainable and environmentally friendly living.