Bath Rugby encourages local businesses to tackle climate change
Bath Rugby are supporting Chippenham-based Good Energy who have committed to encourage local businesses to kick fossil fuels into touch.
The top flight rugby team renewed its partnership with the green energy company as part of the club’s efforts to become more sustainable whilst inspiring other businesses and supporters to switch to 100% renewable electricity.
Good Energy CEO and founder Juliet Davenport OBE, said: “Some of the world’s most influential companies, including Google, IKEA and Unilever are taking bold steps to tackle climate change by choosing 100% renewable power. But they are just following some of the more ground breaking organisations like Bath Rugby who have been ahead of the curve since we began working together in 2012.
“Locally, more and more companies are following suit, waking up to the fact that switching to renewable electricity is good for both business and the environment.”
Tarquin McDonald, Managing Director at Bath Rugby, said: “We are constantly looking for new ways to become more sustainable on and off the pitch, so it’s great to be keeping Good Energy on board as a partner.
“Good Energy is at the forefront of the global shift towards a cleaner future, so we’re excited to be encouraging our fans to join the movement.”
Ben Howlett, MP for Bath, said: “I’m really pleased that these two local organisations have teamed up. The partnership is a great example of thinking globally while acting locally. I’d encourage other Bath businesses to consider how they can do their bit to address climate change.”
For every fan who switches to Good Energy quoting ‘Bath Rugby’, Good Energy will donate £50 to the Bath Rugby Foundation, helping to enhance the lives of children and young people in the local area through sport.
Good Energy will be celebrating the ongoing partnership by inviting fans to try and beat records set by players in their ‘watt bike challenge’ at Bath vs. London Irish on 5th March 2016.
Notes to Editors
- Find out more about the partnership and switching at: www.goodenergy.co.uk/bath-rugby
- Good Energy powers both the Recreation Ground in Bath and the club’s Farleigh House training facility.
- For each major home match played at the Recreation Ground, Bath Rugby saves half a tonne of carbon simply by being a Good Energy customer.
- Good Energy's 100% renewable electricity is independently assured each year by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), which means businesses can report zero carbon emissions under the Greenhouse Gas Protocol Scope 2 emissions.
- A £50 donation could help fund:
- A three hour session for children with special educational needs.
-The food and materials for a cooking lesson for young people not in education, employment or training.
- Five hours of rugby training from our professional coaches to get inactive children moving.
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