The environment in the spotlight

Within the framework of World Environment Day, on Sunday June 5, the FFF and the LFA are launching several operations to raise awareness about eco-responsible actions on and off the pitch.

Led by the United Nations Program and organized since 1973, World Environment Day #Uneseuleterre takes place this Sunday, June 5. Environmental protection has become an important issue. The French Football Federation has made it one of the pillars of its social responsibility program mark tomorrow. Acting day by day through small gestures contributes greatly to preserving our planet so as not to compromise the future of future generations. Two events organized by the FFF and the Amateur Football League (LFA) will be placed under the sign of mobilization this weekend.

On the sidelines of the France-Denmark Nations League meeting, on Friday at the Stade de France, entertainment will be installed in the children’s stand (Gate J) including an exhibition on the weather, an ecological football fresco and a Penalty ‘tri workshop. They will be managed by Football Ecologie France and Game Earth. A classification film will be shown on the screens in the stadium during the pre-match. Goal ? Make young fans aware of climate issues and teach them good habits, such as collecting or sorting waste.


After two years without a tournament due to the health context, the national final of the Foot U13 Pitch Festival, which brings together all the U13 licensed girls and boys in various phases, takes place on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 June in Capbreton. Aquitaine). This Festival mixes sport and education through matches, technical workshops, contests based in particular on the Federal Educational Program (Pleasure, Respect, Commitment, Tolerance and Solidarity). The FFF and the LFA have wanted to turn it into a model of an eco-responsible event for amateur football by distributing practical advice to limit the carbon footprint and favor sustainable consumption and production:

  • Transportation: encourage car sharing, use of public transport, provision of bicycles;
  • Food : promote short circuits and local producers;
  • Waste management : adjust quantities based on records, set up sorting islands, manage inventory and overages;
  • Site management: choose nearby accommodation to limit travel, use reusable equipment.

A special exhibition will be offered to participants whose teams will also compete in a contest dedicated to the environment.

The U13 Foot Festival has obtained the CNOSF “Sustainable development, commitment to sport, commitment to sport” seal.

A second life for products

Committed to a virtuous approach to reusing the products needed to organize the national team matches, the FFF has launched a project to recycle the tarpaulins used, in particular, during the matches of the France A and Women’s teams. This approach is part of the Federation’s social responsibility program. mark tomorrow. Different types of bags have been made: balloon bags, beanbags and other “beanbags”. Many of them are at stake on the FFF’s social networks (Instagram, Facebook and Twitter) this Sunday, June 5.


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