The survey comes amid a busy few weeks for the campaign.
Today, HTSA has launched a survey to complement our Sustainable Stadium Campaign. It takes two minutes to complete and we're asking Town fans to have their say. Our main aim is to see how interested fans are in sustainability and what measures they'd like to see in the coming months and years. The results will be used to guide HTSA’s future direction as well as being a useful tool to inform the club of supporters' opinions.
An Update on the Campaign
It's been a busy couple of weeks.
As you may be aware, we relaunched the campaign earlier this month, adding some additional objectives:
Last Tuesday, meanwhile, we spoke at an online seminar hosted by Football Supporters Europe (FSE) entitled “How football fans are tackling climate change: grassroots activities from across Europe”. FSE's goal was to find out whether fans are concerned about sustainability, and if so, what they are doing to promote it. Over 40 participants from across Europe and even further afield listened to Katie Cross from Pledgeball, Manuel Gaber from Zukunft Profifuβball, and Tristan Wooller from HTSA discuss fan-led efforts to make sure football meets its responsibilities when it comes to the environment.
Two days later, on Thursday, we met remotely with representatives from Kirklees Council to discuss the Sustainable Stadium campaign and relaunching meetings between all shareholders of the John Smith’s Stadium. The meetings have been put on hold since the pandemic began over a year ago. It was very useful to open dialogue with Councillor Paul Davies, cabinet member for Culture and Greener Kirklees, and Colin Parr, Strategic Director of Environment and Climate Change, and we intend to meet with them again once the elections in early May have finished.
Partnership with Pledgeball
Pledgeball is a way to encourage millions of people in the football community to make a small, easy change to their lifestyle to collectively have a big impact on the planet. Fans, players, clubs, grassroots teams can get involved by making pledges relating to specific clubs or fixtures with a league table ranking fans’ efforts. Pledgeball has worked closely with non-league side Whitehawk F.C., but also have plans to team up with HTSA. At the end of our short survey you can choose to be contacted to take part in an additional survey carried out by Pledgeball, so look out for that.
How Can You Help?
You can help the Sustainable Stadium Campaign in two main ways.
First, by sharing our articles and social media posts. And if you feel strongly, let the club know that you support the campaign and are glad they do, too.
Second, if you want to become more actively involved, email contact[at]htsa-web.com, and we'll invite you to participate in our Sustainable Stadium Campaign Working Group.