Friday, October 23, 2009

When East Fife started playing in 1903 their home colours were green and white, not the black and gold they are known for today. Now, 106 years later, East Fife are going green once again, although this time it's off the pitch.

The East Fife board announced this week that they are partnering Ore Valley Housing Association to install a giant wind turbine at Bayview. The 55 metre turbine will be positioned in the south eastern corner of one of the Club's car parks and with a 20 year lease agreement for the land, East Fife will have a steady stream of income coming in for years to come.

It's a great move, helping the local community, the environment and the Club's attempts to have more of a community involvement. Hopefully it will also signal more green initiatives from the Club.

If East Fife are looking for more ideas as to how the local football club can help the environment and the local community then they should look no further than what Vancouver Whitecaps have put in place this year.

The Caps aim to divert and recycle 95% of all solid waste produced at their stadium on matchdays. They ran a series of posters at Swangard Stadium on matchdays featuring the players and recycling messages. They also ran a series of humourous You Tube videos to get the message across (see HERE). At the stadium there are many recycling bins and they want fans to bring environmentally friendly balloons, streamers and smoke along to the tifo. It seems to have been a big success.

So ideas there for East Fife to follow. In the meantime, I wonder if there's any way we can arrange for the turbine to turn round and be turned on to full blast when the opposition are attacking the goal at that end.

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