DIJON: Soccer Ecology France desires to facilitate the beginning of latest habits that respect the setting

Whereas the opening of the Soccer World Cup in Qatar, this Sunday, November 20, is accompanied by criticism by way of environmental affect, the Soccer Ecology France affiliation is constant its motion for sustainable improvement.

Assembly with Victor Coste, antenna supervisor in Dijon at Soccer Écologie France.

A non-profit affiliation below the 1901 regulation, France Ecologie France accelerates and facilitates the ecological and solidarity transition of soccer. Born in Lyon in July 2019 to make soccer a main participant within the ecological transition via all its gamers, the affiliation is made up of groups of specialists in sustainable improvement and soccer. FEF now has greater than 30 branches, together with one in Dijon, 5 overseas, 150 members, 400 volunteers and greater than 25 companions

From awareness-raising to recommendation, by way of nationwide research or the E-learning platform, the affiliation develops instruments to allow golf equipment, communities and corporations to get entangled on this battle.

Hélène Fercocq from DFCO, Sponsor of FEF

4 golf equipment in Bourgogne Franche-Comté are members of Soccer Ecologie France after a 12 months of labor. DFCO Armchair, Dijon College Membership, FC Damparis, and AS Gevrey-Chambertin. The affiliation additionally works with the DFCO on particular actions. The godmother is the participant taking part in in D1 Arkéma Hélène Fercocq, the defender at DFCO Féminin. The footballer contributes to emphasizing an strategy that respects the setting. (Learn our article HERE)

Facilitate the beginning of latest habits

“Our goal is to do the whole lot to facilitate the beginning of latest, extra ecological habits,” Victor Coste, head of the Dijon workplace and referent in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté at Soccer Ecologie France, instructed us straightaway. “Golf equipment have an interest however all are usually not but able to act. You need to arrange a complete system and due to this fact shake up sure habits. We’re typically in situations which can be a bit getting old and our actions require a sure vitality and a sure will to shake up these habits.

What are your technique of persuasion?

“We’ve got instruments to hold out an academic strategy like an ecological fresco of soccer. It’s a idea impressed by the fresco of the local weather which works very nicely in corporations, besides that right here, we’re actually speaking about ecology normally. We are going to lay the foundations by recalling what is important to play soccer, add the impacts, and see the affect that these actions may have by way of biodiversity, CO2 and even the local weather. As soon as this commentary is established, we see what are the areas on which we should work as a precedence.

Restrict concreting

“For instance, we’re going to work on the installations, the lawns, the buildings. We’re going to speak about water and vitality consumption. As for out of doors services, we are able to consider creating biodiversity areas and avoiding concrete round a soccer pitch to restrict the chance of flooding. We are able to additionally evaluate the query of lawns, even when on this facet, pesticides are not utilized in communities, which isn’t but completely the case for skilled golf equipment the place there’s a sure have to have a pleasant inexperienced garden. After which there may be journey, with the concept of ​​creating areas to cost a scooter, a bicycle or an electrical automotive, or just facilitating entry to stadiums for bicycles.

“Soccer has actual impacts on the setting”

“To play soccer, the setting should be in good situation. We can’t play on flooded or dried out lawns. Additionally it is troublesome to play if the air is polluted or whether it is too scorching as in the summertime of 2022 when matches have been postponed. Right here we’re on very concrete. Soccer additionally has actual impacts on the setting. Within the first place the displacements of which has been in a position to communicate with the latest controversies and the well-known sand yachts. However past that, soccer is the preferred sport in France and on this planet and due to this fact has an actual function to play in society because of the range of the individuals who apply it but in addition due to its range. locations and even native authorities concerned within the golf equipment”

Go even sooner

“Right this moment the purpose is to maneuver in a short time past consciousness and put in place very concrete motion plans to have the ability to work on biodiversity, waste, meals but in addition on journey”

Are you going to observe the FIFA World Cup in Qatar?

“The truth is, this World Cup highlights the whole lot we most wish to see and goes towards the values ​​of our affiliation. Right this moment we are able to not settle for occasions with such social and environmental impacts. After all, on the time of the announcement of the chosen nation, associations had come ahead to level the finger at what we see in 2022. However that didn’t have the identical affect as right now. This proves that consciousness is transferring in the best course. We hope that the 2024 Olympic Video games in Paris might be exemplary. Let there be a earlier than and an after World Cup. So to know if I’ll observe the matches, I who am a really huge fan of soccer and who usually watch all of the matches throughout such an occasion, this time the social gathering is ruined. I am not going to savor it the identical approach”

Norbert Banchet
Photographs: N. Banchet


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