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AFC Bournemouth back the 'Show The Love' campaign, helping to tackle climate change

Posted: Fri 12 Feb 2016

AFC Bournemouth will be showing their support to the ongoing battle against climate change at this weekend’s Premier League game against Stoke City.

The Cherries will be backing the ‘Show The Love’ campaign, which is aimed at making people more aware about the issues of climate change, when when they take on the Potters at Vitality Stadium this Saturday. 
Manager Eddie Howe will be wearing a green heart badge in both his pre match press conference and during the game, both him and opposition manager Mark Hughes will don one.
"Everyone at AFC Bournemouth is delighted to be supporting the Show The Love campaign this weekend and looking forward to wearing our green hearts with pride," commercial director Rob Mitchell said.
"Show The Love illustrates perfectly our continued commitment to the environment, something that we have taken very seriously for many years and actively tried to encourage in Dorset and surrounding counties with the inception of our Green Goals initiative over six years ago.
"At AFC Bournemouth we already have a number of initiatives to keep our carbon footprint down such as installing LED floodlighting in the summer, having all of our waste sorted and recycled and installing bike racks to encourage more supporters to cycle to the game. 
"Football clubs are a big part of communities up and down the country, many of whom have recently been affected by extreme weather and flooding, and we are really looking forward to coming together and showing our greener side with Show The Love this weekend."

Organised by The Climate Coalition - a group of over 100 organisations including Christian Aid, RSPB, WWF, Greenpeace, CAFOD, WI and Oxfam - Show The Love is part of an ongoing effort to encourage world leaders to shift to 100% clean energy within a generation to protect the people, places and life we love from climate change. 
To download sewing and knitting patterns to make your own green heart, get involved and show your love for all we could lose to climate change, visit or #showthelove. 

The Show The Love campaign's inspirational film - 'I Wish For You...', - is written by former children's Laureate and 'War Horse' author Michael Morpurgo and stars actors Jeremy Irons and Maxine Peake, with music written by Oscar-winning composer Rachel Portman.