As a fan of all sports departments and teams, or as a fan of popular football, we are part of a huge community of people. And our strength lies in the size of the community. It can be said that this text reveals the power of sport and may be a useful and effective way to make this structure that impacts society in our future issues.
In fact, I’m always trying to keep this important issue on the agenda. Especially as a professional sports manager. I am trying to convey research and development from Europe and the world, especially from developing and changing countries in the sports industry.
As mentioned in the previous article, sports have a structure that influences and guides society. It attracts a large number of people and its charm never ends. Let’s also assume that there are social responsibility projects in various branches of our country with the climate crisis on the agenda.
Of course, we know that the football division at the top of our sports economy cake is also at the top of this cake in the world. In my last article, I touched on the plans and strategies of the top international representatives of the sports industry for a sustainable future (such as the Olympic Commission and UEFA).
So what or should fans of football teams, especially those that affect the masses, do to bring the climate crisis aspect of the matter to the agenda? I investigated this issue. Research highlights how the football community can make a big impact by making small lifestyle changes.
You need to share this statistically researched data with you. Soccer fans can directly reduce global carbon dioxide emissions by more than 5.5 billion tonnes. This is more than half the amount needed to stay within the two average warming targets by 2030.
It seems unlikely, but it is true. Climate change is not a manageable topic. It’s complicated, overwhelming, and makes us feel helpless, but we’re not helpless. Consistently, studies show that more than 70% of people are concerned about climate change.
Even more impressive, according to a European survey, 80% of football fans believe that sports should be environmentally friendly. Simple actions, the first way fans use their power, are the simplest and most directly beneficial.
Imagine that 80% of UK fans, big or small, are taking action to reduce carbon emissions. Simply washing clothes at low temperatures will save the same amount of carbon as ignition above 1.3. One million cars.
Studies have shown that reducing shower times to 5 minutes can save as much emissions as shutting down a coal-fired power plant. Small lifestyle changes often seem completely meaningless in the face of such big problems, but imagine if we all do so.
And that’s just part of the story. Individual changes foster systematic change, as our habit of going to matches and buying habits puts pressure on organizations and managers. People in different situations around the world have different ways to effectively reduce emissions, but if we have 3.5 billion fans around the world, what if we all did our best? ..
Soccer fans will be the driving force of social change.
Change of thinking
One of the joys of a simple lifestyle change is that developing a habit makes it easier for you to get into every aspect of your life in a short amount of time. When people start thinking about the environmental impact of their actions, the second nature is to question the rest. Where were these tomatoes grown? Can you find this second hand item? As if there was an alternative way to buy a car …
Finally, when others see the simplicity of the changes and the great impact they have, they will begin to make these simple changes in their lives. But we need to get those stats and talk about it as often as possible and with viewers who haven’t participated yet.
This is not the case for individuals, not governments, organizations, or large corporations. They still have to do their bit. But it’s about getting the most out of our power.
How do you harness the power of the football community?
By bringing the discussion of climate change to this incredible community, it is common to think about the impact of our actions on the planet, just as we think about the impact of our actions on the wallet. Become. And showing people how much they can save together about it is ultimately a hopeful message.
These are the reasons we listen to the unpredictable turmoil of the 90-minute story each week, but also the reason football fans can sustain it. The competition, emotions and unity behind one reason. Therefore, a little friendly competition may be the ideal way to move a football fandom to celebrate a group of the most environmentally friendly fans.
Soccer-related numbers mean that even small changes can have a big impact. Knowing this and being part of this huge community of working together reminds us of how important our individual actions are.
Connecting football with the world of sustainability is a new and powerful area. There are organizations operating in this area, which grow only when this incredible community unites behind the crucial challenges of our time.
Individuals underestimate their influence in driving change, but advocating change among other fans has immeasurable impact as each person expands their range of influence. increase.
For the sports industry, the impact is so great that in this article I tried to convey them under the influence of top sports institutions and fans. Not only does this have a negative impact on everyone, but it also has a profound effect on sports stakeholders.
There are job descriptions that guide institutions for climate change and sustainable living in club structures, federations, and higher sports institutions. These are tasks integrated into this structure that impact society, including public and community health tasks, sustainability, and project tasks.