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Green Sports Alliance Takes Flight

23 Mar 2011  |   Daniel Jacobs

Tags: General Environment

The world of professional sports will now join other industries across America in promoting an environmentally sustainable agenda.

Yesterday, during an event at the Seattle Mariners' Safeco Field, the non-profit Green Sports Alliance officially announced its launch of operations.

The Green Sports Alliance was co-founded by the Seattle Mariners (MLB), Seattle Seahawks (NFL), Portland Trail Blazers (NBA), Vancouver Canucks (NHL), Seattle Storm (WNBA), and the Seattle Sounders (MLS). Its founding members include environmental organizations such as the Natural Resources Defense Council, Bonneville Environmental Foundation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Portland State Institute for Sustainable Solutions, and Green Building Services.

According to the NRDC, the Green Sports Alliance aims to reduce the environmental impact of professional sports teams, fans, and venues by:

  • Initiating strategies that reduce energy and carbon emissions
  • Conserving water and increasing recycling
  • Promoting renewable energy and alternative transportation policies
  • Encouraging other teams to promote clean energy initiatives throughout their respective leagues and surrounding communities

Garnering support from every major American professional sports league, the Green Sports Alliance will market environmentalism to an entirely new audience in the entertainment industry. Additionally, with league commissioners, owners, players, and coaches as models of environmental stewardship, the non-profit organization hopes to make a significant impact on the multi-billion dollar professional sports industry and its fans.

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