Policy and Commitment
- Is an EFL Green Clubs Member. https://www.efl.com/-more/efl-green-clubs/
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- The club has been working through converting lights to LEDs.
- Public transport (bus and train) travel to the Memorial Stadium is promoted on the club’s website.
- The club promotes Voi electric scooters as an eco-friendly method of travel and has advised that there are nearby charging points in close proximity to the stadium.
- A fan survey conducted over the summer of 2019 saw supporters ask for a Park ‘n’ Ride service, or dedicated bus service.
- In February 2020, the club announced that Event Travel Hub was to launch ‘Gas Travel’ where Gas Travel coaches will park just outside the stadium, giving fans easy access.
- Bristol Rovers requested for fans to complete an online survey to see where the demand for travel was geographically located and to determine route capacity.
- Gas Travel proposed an introductory offer to charge £8 per person per return trip for the first five home fixtures. After the introductory games, there was a slight increase in the price. There are discounts for children that use the service.
Single Use Plastic Reduction/Removal
- Ahead of the start of the 2018/19 campaign, the club committed to removing single use-plastics.
- The club set out a strategic plan to incorporate a diverse range of biodegradable alternatives for supporters to use on a match day including biodegradable and compostable catering disposables – which will be installed at the various kiosks and eateries around the Memorial Stadium.
- Both the cups and burger trays that supporters see around the ground on a match day will be 100% compostable.
- In addition, straws used will either be 100% paper or PLA manufactured.
- Is the first UK football club to support the Plastic Free Pint campaign, spearheaded by A Plastic Planet, and is calling for a ban on plastic cups at all grounds.
- All cold beverages are served in paper cups which are collected and recycled following each game. The club estimates the swap will mean over a tonne of plastic waste will be saved from landfills every season.
- The club’s home and away shirts are made from Macron Eco Fabrics – a thread which is 100% PET recycled polyester and is certified by Global Recycle Standard. Each shirt is made with 13 500ml recycled bottles and are packed in recycled polybags which are made from 100% recycled low density polyethylene.
- The club uses Too Good To Go to reduce surplus food on matchdays.
- Built a reservoir at the training ground which covers all of the club’s water sources.
Plant based/low carbon food
- Has a vegan food concession in the Fanzone.
- Set up a trees and kit initiative with the Word Forest, for both this country and also in Africa.
- Sustainability education within the academy or the Bristol Rovers Community Trust.
Communication and Engagement
- Participates in the Pledgeball League and encourages its supporters to make pledges and save the most carbon emissions.
- Participated in Planet League’s CUP26 and ‘Planet League Cup’ competitions.
- Invited a local amateur to The Quarters Training Ground to train with first team goalkeeper coach Jed Ward and Tony Warner. Organised as part of Smart Energy GB and EFL’s ‘Save Like a Pro’ campaign, the session also advised how the footballer could control energy off the pitch such as getting a smart meter installed at home.
Information sourced directly from Bristol Rovers F.C website and third party websites
Information updated 07 March, 2023.