RCB believes Sports provides a unique platform to spread the message on environmental conservation and thus embarked on a journey to facilitate vital environmental responsiveness, reaching out to fans & the greater public. Here’s the Journey so far.

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Green Initiative Begins The third edition of the VIVO IPL marked the beginning of RCB’s green initiative. RCB undertook many unique initiatives to walk to the talk, such as carpooling solutions for fans commuting to the stadium, collaborating with the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation for additional buses to and from the stadium, waste segregation at the stadium, and so on.

Achieving Carbon Neutrality! With more than 1,00,000 fans actively involved, 3000 school children adopting tree saplings & 500 individuals from different corporates switching to CFLs across Karnataka, and 240 fans pledging their solar water heater emission reduction, Carbon Neutrality was achieved within a year.. RCB’s annual ritual - Green Match, in which the team wears the green jersey instead of the red jersey & the saplings exchange between the RCB captain and opponent team captain began this year..

Declaring Carbon Neutrality This year RCB became the first cricket team in the world to become Carbon Neutral without purchasing carbon credits. Initiatives this year were: Joining hands with WWF-India as the face of Namma Bengaluru to support earth hour 2012, Green jersey auction – Proceeds of the auctioned RCB green jersey, signed by the team, were used to fund tree planting activities, Greenaissance – A campaign launched to retain the greenery in Bengaluru through participation from individuals, corporates, and communities. RCB also engaged with the London Olympics, the Greenest Olympic Games ever, and had a symbolic merchandise exchange on May 14th 2012.

Achieving Carbon Positivity RCB’s unrelenting efforts to Go Green continued with renewed enthusiasm in VIVO IPL 2013! Initiatives to ensure sourcing of Wind Power during the home matches at Chinnaswamy Stadium and promoting fuel saving by using public transport gained further momentum. The enthusiasm didn’t go unnoticed as on the eve of the Green match 2013, RCB became the World’s First Carbon Positive Cricket Team.

Green Wagon Rolls On This year a social media epidemic spurred as RCB players carried out Green Activities and encouraged fans to do the same. The RCB website added to the epidemic by encouraging fans to take pledges over various social media platforms causing a virtual RCB red jersey to turn GREEN!

RCB carried forward its legacy by engaging in numerous initiatives throughout the season, including the ‘Upcycled Bat’. In sync with respected Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat campaign RCB encouraged its fans to join the initiative by cleaning their surroundings and sending pictures of themselves doing the activity. A massive leap towards saving electricity the RCB home ground ,M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, is the world’s first solar powered cricket stadium.

Sustaining the Green Initiative RCB took forward its go green campaign starting off with the players taking the go green pledge and cycling to stadium. Safer CNG rickshaws were arranged for fans to travel to the stadium. RCB also got Mr. Nags (Danish Sait – RJ) to support the cause through his witty character in the social world.

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