The chairman of the world’s greenest football club, Dale Vince, joins Jimmy on his farm today. Forest Green Rovers is powered by renewable energy, serves vegan food to players, and was the first ever football club to receive UN certified carbon-neutral status. The stadium, in Gloucestershire, has solar panels on its roof, and collects and recycles rainwater for the pitch.
Dale talks to Jimmy about sportwashing in football, an industry which attracts airline, betting, fast-food and oil money. He also tells us details about his plans to build the lowest carbon footprint stadium - and how being green has been good for business as well as player performance.
Hear also about Dale’s latest venture outside of football - carbon negative diamonds (even better for the environment than carbon neutral).
You can find out more about the Forest Green Rovers here.
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