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English football club Forest Green Rovers, run by a former nomad turned renewable energy entrepreneur, are proudly boasting their credentials as a pioneer in environmental sustainability. As at every football ground in the country, chips, pies and beer are on offer at New Lawn, their 5,000-capacity, eco-friendly ground in Nailsworth, a 6,000-strong town in the picturesque rolling Cotswold Hills of Gloucestershire, southwest England. At the club's current site, its passionate groundsman Adam Witchell describes the challenges of managing an entirely organic vegan pitch.What goes for the pitch – mowed by a solar-powered robot – also goes for the food served to players and spectators.Franklin describes the vegan diet as "easily accessible" – proven by increasing food sales at the club – and one which also benefits the players.Manager Mark Cooper also sees improved results on the pitch, speaking to AFP after Forest Green Rovers were beaten by 1-0 by third-tier visitors Milton Keynes in the League Cup first round Tuesday.
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