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Watching the #rugbyworldcup this weekend? Here's how to do it and be green at the same time:

Watching the #rugbyworldcup this weekend? Here's how to do it and be green at the same time:

With Rugby World Cup action, the returning Champion’s League and the heroics of the England cricket team all splashed across TV screens; sports fans are in for a treat this autumn. But the smorgasbord of sport comes at a price for the planet, with hordes of oval ball fanatics making the 11,781 mile journey to New Zealand by air, while closer to home, footie fans have been racking up the air miles with trips to Germany to watch Arsenal take on Borussia Dortmund and Chelsea’s demolition of Bayer Leverkusen. A return trip from London to New Zealand results in around 7.6 tonnes of carbon dioxide, which roughly equates to the per capita emissions of a Swedish citizen for an entire year. Even when travelling within the UK, an over-reliance on cars to get from park to pitch is making the already problematic levels of air pollution worse. And with everything from transport to powe...

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