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FGR: sustainability, veganism &...errr.... football too!!

Postby stanman » Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:26 pm

The new footer reads:
"In 2017, we were promoted to the Football League for the first time in our history – which means we can spread our sustainability message to an even bigger audience."

We certainly seem to be doing that - with all 3 elements (sustainability, veganism and football) continuing to share the headlines around the world, in the last 2 days or so:

This from Reuters Sports News flow:
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/topic/Forest-Green-Rovers

was reproduced in India:
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/sports/green-ethos-makes-englands-forest-green-a-big-hit-worldwide/articleshow/59979377.cms
and in Australia:
http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2017/08/09/green-ethos-makes-englands-forest-green-big-hit-worldwide
and in Europe:
http://www.euronews.com/2017/08/09/green-ethos-makes-englands-forest-green-a-big-hit-worldwide
http://www.eurosport.co.uk/football/feature-soccer-green-ethos-makes-england-s-forest-green-a-big-hit-worldwide_sto6282479/story.shtml
and in Hong Kong:
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/section-news.php?id=186124&sid=8

Not too bad then for "that little club on the hill"!

Perhaps in a few years' time we will once again be hitting the international headlines as "the once little club" that finally arrives in The Championship - with the emphasis just on the football!.
After all, quite possibly there will be numerous "sustainable" clubs by then with even a few perhaps vegetarian at least.... if not vegan!
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Re: FGR: sustainability, veganism &...errr.... football too!

Postby NewForestRover » Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:27 pm

I'm vegetarian (not vegan unfortunately) and knew nothing about FGR apart from the football.

After reading an article on page 8 of World Soccer's Football 2018, I fell in love!

The best of both worlds.

Excellent football. Excellent ethics.

What more could anyone want? :D
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Postby Timb » Sat Aug 12, 2017 1:35 pm

Wining the FA cup.. :ugeek:
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Postby GETCARTER » Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:00 pm

Winning !!!!.
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Postby NewForestRover » Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:05 pm

That too!! :lol:
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Re: FGR: sustainability, veganism &...errr.... football too!

Postby Foreign Green » Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:00 pm

Today there was an article about FGR in Finland´s biggest newspaper Helsingin Sanomat.

http://www.hs.fi/urheilu/art-2000005325413.html

Have to admit, I didn´t like the article, though it´s trying to introduce FGR´s eco-policy and actions. The general overtone is a bit arrogant and the writer does seem to belittle FGR´s plans and targets. He reminds, that "eco-friendly thinking doesn´t seem to help on the pitch, because FGR have only one point after two rounds."
Is it really necessary and significant after two rounds?

And half of the article is describing, how the fans dislike the vegan food. Even the headline claims: the fans are not jumping for joy: "Tastes like a cardboard in a chili sauce." They had obviously interviewed two fans: Paul, who is quite negative, and Martin, who isn´t as negative and says, that "You can eat it, if You are hungry..." :oops:
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About FGR

We’re a club that looks to the future, but our identity is forged from a rich 128-year history. Founded in 1889, we’re one of the oldest football clubs in the world.

In 2017, we were promoted to the Football League for the first time in our history – which means we can spread our sustainability message to an even bigger audience. FIFA recently described us as the greenest football club in the world. That’s quite an accolade, and it shows how we’ve been able to bring together football and environmental consciousness at the highest levels of the game.