In August last year the Robins launched their sustainability strategy, Project Whitebeam, in partnership with Bristol Bears, Bristol Flyers, Ashton Gate and Bristol Sport, while, just three months later, City also won the Football Supporters’ Association Climate Action Award.

The club is a signatory to the UN Sports for Climate Action Framework and one of only four EFL Clubs who also have Race to Zero targets of cutting Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 50% by 2030 and being net zero by 2040.

The steps already undertaken in a short period of time have seen Bristol City ranked the Championship’s most environmentally sustainable club in the 2022 EFL Sport Positive League.

City was shortlisted alongside Reading and Northampton Town.

The Green Club of the Year was one of four categories in which Bristol City was representated on the night.

City midfielder Alex Scott also won Championship Young Player of the Season while Jamie Knight-Lebel was shortlisted for EFL Championship Apprentice of the Season and Bristol City’s Supporter Liaison Officer Jerry Tocknell was nominated for the EFL Club Employee Award.

🌱 Project Whitebeam in action

The positive changes already made through Project Whitebeam include:

  • Ashton Gate generates over 100,000kWh of electricity though solar panels on the Lansdown stand roof, uses energy efficient lighting, has water saving devices and maximises efficiency with modern Building Management System
  • The Robins High Performance Centre meets 91.72% of its overall energy using air source heat pumps and is a zero gas facility
  • Over 50% of food and drink travels less than 12 miles to Ashton Gate Stadium 
  • Stadium waste is zero to landfill
  • Surplus matchday food donated to a women’s homeless shelter less than a mile away
  • We have hosted a FareShare warehouse for over two years, providing 4.67m meals for those living with food insecurity – diverting over 132 tonnes of food from landfill in the process and saving 52 tonnes of carbon
  • Bristol City won the inaugural Pledgeball League title in 2021/22 after Robins fans pledged to save over 400,000kg of carbon emissions per year 
  • City’s Hummel kits use ECO8 Technology which means there are eight recycled plastic bottles in every shirt as well as ZEROH20 dry-dye technology which saves water and cuts energy consumption by 50%
  • Our ground staff have planted 290m2 of wildflowers adjacent to the Robins HPC
  • Our players and staff have access to electric car charging points at the Robins HPC

Find out more about Project Whitebeam here.