© Mathieu Nigay
GRENOBLE EUROPEAN GREEN CAPITAL: GF38 TAKES THE PLUNGE
Published on 02/21/2022
Grenoble football is embarking on the Grenoble Green Capital of Europe 2022 year. The GF38 is organising a week of awareness-raising around climate issues in the run-up to its match on 28 February against Toulouse FC.
In the run-up to their home match against Toulouse FC on 28 February, who are in first place in the Ligue 2 championship, GF38 is launching a "European Green Capital" week, believing that football can be a "formidable vector for popular ecology and solidarity". At the helm is Jonathan Tinhan, himself a former player and native of Échirolles, who at the age of 32 has become the CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) officer for Grenoble Foot 38.
From 21 February, the club will broadcast videos and photos to encourage its supporters to come to the stadium by tram, bike, scooter or carpool.
On Wednesday 23 February, with the help of the Football Ecologie France association, Grenoble Foot 38 is planning a meeting (at 6pm at the Stade des Alpes) with amateur club managers on the subject of ecological transition. Also on the programme for the same day, an ecological football fresco for the youngsters of the USVO amateur club (a neighbourhood club in the Village-Olympique); this is a game in the style of the "Climate Frescoes" to understand the impact of this sport on the environment.
On Saturday 26 February, at the Parc Paul Mistral, the GF38 invites its young players, supporters and the general public to a waste collection (from 10am to midday) around the Stade des Alpes. Meeting point in front of the West Stand of the Stadium.
On Monday 28 February, on the occasion of the match against TFC from Toulouse, the Grenoble club promises to organise a "zero waste" meal for the 600 or so VIPs invited: reusable crockery, isothermal water bottles, eco-cups, and no plastic bottles. On the pitch, the players will wear a shirt with the "GF38 engagement" logo, the label for all the club's CSR actions, as well as a Grenoble Green Capital of Europe patch.