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Go Green: RC to sport Green jerseys against Kochi

Supporting the environment has been Team Royal Challengers top priority. The initiative "Go Green" aims to spread awareness of the fact that we must become more aware of our environment. To this end, RC has earlier taken initiatives to plant trees and then encourage people to travel by buses to reduce congestion.

Along with Anil Kumble, President of the Karnataka State Cricket Association, Siddhartha Mallya, director of Royal Challengers Sports Pvt Ltd unveiled the green jersey that Team RC would actually sport during the match on 8th May against the Kochi Tuskers Kerala at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium and forfeit their famous red one time.

Supporting the environment has been Team Royal Challengers top priority. The initiative "Go Green" aims to spread awareness of the fact that we must become more aware of our environment. To this end, RC has earlier taken initiatives to plant trees and then encourage people to travel by buses to reduce congestion.

Along with Anil Kumble, President of the Karnataka State Cricket Association and mentor of Team RC, Siddhartha Mallya, director of Royal Challengers Sports Pvt Ltd unveiled the green jersey that Team RC would actually sport during the match on 8th May against the Kochi Tuskers Kerala at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium and forfeit their famous red one time.

Siddhartha reiterated that the Go Green initiative was started during IPL 3. During this edition too, spectators would recall the players had a green ribbon attached to their jerseys. He also clarified that RC did not buy carbon credits which a lot of companies had done so as to build up credibility.

“Going green can be considered as being part of Corporate Social Responsibility,” said the suave director of RC. He reiterated that as a responsible franchise, RC wanted to avoid the easy path, saying “Buying credits simply does not show that anything has been done for the environment.” He stressed that real work needed to be done and the unique flavor of the initiative was that it was fan driven.

Fans were also free to contribute any suggestions on ways to go green. One of the earlier initiatives was to get many companies to change from using incandescent light bulbs to CFL bulbs that were supplied at a subsidized cost.

He expressed pleasant surprise at the fact that the first and even the current initiative had invited huge response. “We were also surprised that other franchises did not take any initiative at least so far. We’re ready to help them in any way if they want to take the initiative.” Siddhartha stressed on the fact that the initiative was all year round and that since most people were watching during IPL, it was a good time to remind them of the energy of it.

Among the other initiatives by RC had been to encourage car pooling, besides organizing special buses on match days to avoid congestion. About 10,000 saplings had been planted so far and soon the figure would reach 20,000. Yet another initiative was to get people to switch over to electric vehicles.

“Going carbon neutral is what RC aims to do,” he added, saying that this was by no means a Bengaluru exclusive project. “Bengaluru being the original garden city was a good theme to associate the project with.

Shortly after Anil Kumble said that the KSCA would involve itself in the initiatives. Among their projects would be to harness wind power.

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Playing with a green jersey for green environment awareness is truly INSPIRATIONAL…. RRRRCCCBBBB…. Go Green….
Burhan9452 on 11 May 2011, 11:55 PM
The Green jersey looks good !
utsav-chirimar on 11 May 2011, 02:37 AM
green jersey is just amazing for RCB... "IT ROCKS"
rulrz on 11 May 2011, 12:46 AM
New Jersey is too Cool... I love it...
Umesh50 on 11 May 2011, 12:08 AM
In this Website, its still Red, Change it Green ASAP
Umesh50 on 11 May 2011, 12:06 AM
superb jersey, go green :-)
rakshith20rcb on 10 May 2011, 11:00 PM
RCB nw wears green...bt its d opposition who looks green with every RCB win...:-)
pranita on 10 May 2011, 04:18 AM
gud jersey !
shashank-kudlur on 09 May 2011, 09:50 PM
red or green killing is clean. the both color is awesome
mitu123 on 09 May 2011, 09:22 PM
super cool jersey.. red and Green makes RCB clean
Avakash on 09 May 2011, 09:13 PM
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