RCBians GO GREEN!
Why has RCB's website gone green? Find out all about RCB's green philosophy right here!
RCB is the first and only IPL cricket team to take proactive steps in responding to environment issues through both innovative awareness generation campaigns and on ground initiatives. RCB strongly believes sports can provide a unique platform with vast reach for spreading the message on environment & conservation.
Cricket has a tremendous fan following in India, and the ability to inspire masses towards collective action through the medium of cricket is enormous. RCB, being one of the most loved cricket teams with a large, diverse and global fan following understands the impact of its reach and decided to enable that much needed environmental responsiveness at the very micro level by reaching out to the fans and the public through its green initiatives.
RCB’s green philosophy has always been think green and act green where RCB has focused on delivering on ground impact along with large scale awareness. RCB’s green initiatives are truly of the fans, for the fans and by the fans with more than 100,000 fans contributing to it. RCB’s democratic green initiatives also helped RCB become the first and only Carbon Neutral Cricket Team in the world, without the purchase of any carbon credits. As a token of acknowledgement and appreciation of the green efforts by the RCB Fans, the RCB players will be wearing a Green Jersey instead of the red RCB Jersey at the Green match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indian’s on May 14th.
A Green Jersey Auction has been planned as part of this match which will offer spectators a once in a lifetime opportunity to own an official Green Jersey signed by the RCB team. This jersey will be auctioned live during the Green Match on May 14th between 3:45 pm and 5:30 pm and the proceeds will be used to fund a tree planting drive across Karnataka. This auction will be open to all spectators and bids will be accepted through SMS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and physical submissions (facility made available at select stands only).
RCB’s green initiatives began in 2010 with IPL-3 and the journey so far has been very encouraging in terms of the support and enthusiasm showcased by fans who actively participated in every RCB green initiative launched by adopting environment friendly practices in their daily life. This is the third year of RCB’s green journey and is very special as RCB has officially become Carbon Neutral through fan driven initiatives and not through purchase of carbon credits. DNV (Det Norske Veritas), world’s leading audit firm, has done the external verification of RCB’s GHG Inventory. The declaration of RCB’s carbon neutrality along with the release of the Certificate issued by DNV will happen at the Green Match.
RCB’s green initiatives have been recognized and appreciated both at International and National forums.
RCB is the first Indian entity to be listed at the prestigious Climate Neutral Network of the United Nations Environmental Program. This year RCB was honored with a special award for its green initiatives at the 4th edition of the Panasonic Green Globe Foundation Awards that took place at the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit 2012. We are also very proud to engage this year with the London Olympics which is credited to be the greenest games ever.
Carbon Neutrality is not a destination for RCB, but the first step, in our journey of bringing environmental awareness and lifestyle change in the daily activities of the masses. RCB looks forward to implementing bigger and bolder green initiatives in the coming years.
Be proud & GAME FOR GREEN with RCB, Challengers!