Councillors Majid Mahmood and Mariam Khan present the Sustainability Team at Edgbaston Cricket Stadium with Modeshift STARS Accreditation certificate pitch side

Edgbaston’s Go Green game for the future?

Cricket score aside, there is a lot to be celebrated following Edgbastons Go Green game on Sunday 3 September. Edgbaston put in place range of measures designed to reduce its carbon footprint and encourage biodiversity.

Measures included a Modeshift STARS Approved Travel Plan.

Birmingham Councillors Miriam Khan and Majid Mahmood presented the The Approved Modeshift STARS accreditation certificate to Sustainability team at Edgbaston Stadium, pitch side ahead of Sunday’s match.

The Go Green game was first of its kind in the UK.

On Sunday, the 25,000-seater stadium was run entirely off wind, hydro and solar power – something that will continue for the rest of September. Red meat was banned from the hospitality areas and car parks were shut with fans arriving on shuttle buses.

“We want to be known for being a sustainable venue,” Lydia Carrington, Edgbaston’s first sustainability manager, told BBC Sport.

For the full article visit: England v New Zealand: Was Edgbaston’s Go Green game a hint at cricket’s future? – BBC Sport

What is Modesshift STARS?

Modeshift STARS is the Centre of Excellence for the delivery of Effective Travel Plans in Education, Business and Community settings. The scheme recognises schools, businesses and other organisations that have shown excellence in supporting cycling, walking and other forms of sustainable and active travel.

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