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14 Jun 2018

German environment ministry launches 'Green Public Viewing' app for Football World Cup

Federal Environment Ministry (BMU)

The German environment ministry (BMU) has launched an app that is meant to contribute to the climate friendly behaviour of football fans watching the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia on public screens, the ministry has said in a press release. The app shows the most environmentally friendly way to reach one of the nearly 500 public screening locations in the country, where football matches will be broadcast for large audiences free of charge. “The app is really easy to use, whether by pedestrians, bikers, or people using public transport. This app helps fans find the best places to watch the matches outdoors. At the same time, it also helps save CO2,” environment minister Svenja Schulze said.

Find the press release in German here.

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