The weekend will be the worlds biggest football campaign to help tackle climate change.
The initiative encourages fans to take part in green activities such as: eating a vegetarian meal, travelling by bike or walking, and even turning down the heating.
By doing this, fans can score ‘Green Goals’. The team with the most Green Goals at the end of the scheme will lift the Green Football Cup.
Manchester United currently sit in first place, with nearly 10,000 Green Goals already. AFC Bournemouth currently sit third in the Uk for Green Goals with around 2800.
A climate change community group known as COUNT US IN are spearheading the project.
Genevive Margrett at Count Us In shared how the weekend could look for fans visiting the Vitality Stadium:
“They need to think about travel for both players and fans by looking at incentivising people to take public transport, walk or cycle on that particular weekend.
“In the stadium itself, can they offer more food choices that are vegetarian or vegan.”
“Some of these thinks could seem like small things. We need to be getting to another level in terms of what a Green game can be in the future.”
Steve Cuss, Head of Community Sports Trust for AFC Bournemouth, spoke with afcb.co.uk about the initiative and all the benefits that come with it.
“The Green Football Weekend is a great way for AFC Bournemouth supporters to show ways to be more greener with small actions along with saving money.
“As a club, we are committed to continue to educate with schools and make changes for a sustainable future.”