Gloucestershire Cricket aims to be an innovative environmental force for good and to create lifelong positive memories for everyone we come into contact with.
It is our intention for the Seat Unique Stadium to become the most environmentally considerate and sustainable cricket venue in the country. We have a passion to build a better future, one that makes cricket more sustainable and attracts and resonates with local communities in the region.
A number of changes have been made to help the club move in the right direction. These include:
- First cricket club in the UK to sign up to the Race 2 Zero initiative.
- First and currently the only First-Class cricket club in the UK to be part of the United Nations Sports for Climate Action.
- Hosted a number of climate change lectures “Time to Declare” in conjunction with The Next Test.
- Began working with a new sustainability partner in April 2021, Grundon Waste Management, who are supporting the Club in bolstering its sustainability activities. Including:
- Colour-coded ‘waste-wheelers’ introduced to segregate waste including mixed recycling, glass, food waste and general waste, making it easy for visitors and employees to recognise what waste goes where, whilst taking steps to educate all those who use the ground on how best to dispose of their waste and boost recycling.
- A series of audits will be carried out over the partnership, allowing experts to evaluate all waste generated, both front and back of house, in much more detail.
- Highest number of EV charging points in all 18 First-Class county cricket clubs. (13 in total)
- 125 bike racks available on site.
- First cricket club in the world to buy an Allett C34E Evolution battery powered cartridge mower.
- Swapped electricity supply to Amber Energy who help Gloucestershire source all its energy from renewable supplies. This helps the club reduce its carbon footprint and drive towards Net Zero.
- 31 Solar Panels on the roof of the pavilion.
- All food is high quality and sourced within the South West region.
- Bio-degradable cutlery and coffee cups sold in bars/cafés, all bars use reusable cups and have scrapped plastic straw usage.
- Water refill stations available around the ground and at all bars.
- Electrical vehicle incentive scheme available for all staff.
- Creation of our onsite garden, the Community Growing Space, we work with local youngsters teaching about the importance of sustainable living. The aim of the garden in time, will be able to grow food which eventually will be used in hospitality areas, encouraging circular economy.
What supporters can do to help:
- Consider the use of public transport to travel to cricket matches, if walking or cycling isn’t possible
- Bring re-fillable bottle/coffee cup to the ground to use throughout the day – these can also be purchased on site on matchdays
- Use E-tickets rather than print at home to reduce paper usage.
- Consciously recycle items with bins provided around the stadium.
We are always looking for ways to improve. If you have any recommendations to support our sustainability ambitions, please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.