Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium has become the first football ground to run completely off renewable energy.

Arsenal are doing their bit for the environment by having the Emirates Stadium run entirely off of renewable energy. According to Leisure Management, the Gunners have teamed up with renewable energy firm Octopus Energy to make this possible.

Octopus Energy have a large network of solar farms save 2.3 million kilograms of carbon dioxide every year. Arsenal now have a recyclable water supply and convert any food waste into more energy for the stadium.

Given the price of food at the Emirates, I daresay that’s more efficient than converting actual food into cash. Speaking on the switch, Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis said: “It’s important we all take steps in this area and I am pleased that we have switched to green energy.”

The Emirates Stadium is the second sporting venue in the UK to switch to renewable energy. It’s a big step forward by Arsenal. Lord’s Cricket Ground became the first professional sports ground in London to ‘go green’.

Octopus chief executive Greg Jackson said that ‘going green’ was becoming more cost efficient than not, such is the big steps made with renewable energy.

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