Arsenal marks Earth Hour

Earth Hour

We are supporting Earth Hour by turning off the lights at Emirates Stadium from 8.30pm this evening, and continuing action beyond the hour with our commitment to sustainable energy with Official Club Partner Octopus Energy.

Earth Hour is a global movement that calls for greater action on climate change. Each year millions of people around the world come together for an hour to host events, switch lights off and raise awareness around climate change action.

It’s been the hottest year on record for the third year in a row so it’s crucial to show our support for action on climate change now more than ever.

Arsenal Deputy Stadium Manager Michael Lloyd said: “By joining millions around the world in turning off our lights, we want to show our support for action on climate change. But it has to go further than that. We want to encourage all Arsenal fans to make the small changes that they can, so we are making it easy for them to support our efforts and switch to green energy with our Official Energy partner, Octopus Energy.”

Our partnership with Octopus Energy highlights the club’s commitment to environmental sustainability which also sees us extensively recycle of waste across all sites, with food waste going to anaerobic recycling centres, water use reduced via waterless urinals and run times on push taps minimised while electricity usage is limited via motion sensor lights within the stadium’s concourses and club’s administration offices.

The carbon reduction for Emirates Stadium in a year is around 2,320,000kg per year which is the equivalent of the weight of 183 London double decker buses.

Supporters in the UK can benefit from a new tariff providing them with the same renewable electricity that powers Emirates Stadium.

In addition to green energy at fair rates, fans will also be offered a range of club-related benefits including the chance to win official signed merchandise and VIP stadium tours.

Octopus Energy is the UK’s largest investor in solar, responsible for 40 per cent of Britain’s large scale solar power and more than 220 solar projects.

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