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James Hook a Tackling Climate Change: an energy saving guide

Save your energy for the pitch.

The Welsh Government is working with The Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) and SWALEC to help tackle climate change.

An energy saving guide ‘Tackling Climate Change’ has been sent out to over 245 rugby clubs that are members of the WRU and 86 clubs that are members of the Welsh Districts Rugby Union.

The Guide contains valuable hints and tips to help cash-strapped rugby clubs across Wales save money and help the environment. The advice will help the clubs make practical changes in their day-to-day running of club houses and rugby teams which will help them make significant financial savings, while helping to tackle climate change. These tips range from more energy efficient ways of washing sets of kit and heating changing rooms to recycling rain water for watering the pitch.

Rugby clubs are often at the centre of the community, and due to the popularity of rugby in Wales, it is hoped that promoting energy efficient behaviour in rugby clubs will have a significant knock-on effect on club members and supporters to help Wales to tackle climate change.

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