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Sports Industry Set to Show up Big at the 2013 Green Sports Alliance Summit

The 2013 Green Sports Alliance Summit in NYC is less than two weeks away. The program covers the day’s most critical topics in professional and collegiate sports greening via a dynamic mix of workshops, industry roundtables, leadership plenaries, keynotes and venue tours.

Get in the Game – watch the video to get a sense of the event. 

We’re bringing together 500+ leaders at the forefront of the sports greening movement.  And, the sports industry is showing up big time; sending representation from over 70 professional and collegiate sports teams and venues to the Summit this year.

The following is a partial snapshot of professional and collegiate leagues, conferences and teams that will be in the room.

Leagues & Conference
The Ivy League
West Coast Conference

NHL Teams
Anaheim Ducks
Edmonton Oilers
Tampa Bay Lighting
Vancouver Canucks

MLB Teams
Arizona Diamondbacks
Boston Red Sox
Minnesota Twins
New York Yankees
Texas Rangers

NFL Teams
Atlanta Falcons
Baltimore Ravens
Kansas City Chiefs
New Orleans Saints
Philadelphia Eagles

NBA Teams
Brooklyn Nets
Houston Rockets
Miami Heat
Phoenix Suns

MLS Teams
New York Red Bulls
Portland Timbers
Seattle Sounders FC

Universities & Colleges
Arizona State University
Columbia University
Davidson College
Penn State
The Ohio State University
University of Wisconsin

Not to mention folks coming from across the pond to represent green sports leaders like the Marylebone Cricket Club and Aviva Stadium. But, this is just the tip of the iceberg for the list of influential organizations that will be convening to advance the sports greening movement.

Click here to register to attend the 2013 Green Sports Alliance Summit in NYC, August 26-28. It’s a gathering not to be missed!


Honda Center to Generate On-Site Energy

The Honda Center in Anaheim, home to the NHL’s Anaheim Ducks, is the newest sports venue to look into generating its own reliable electricity. In a recently-announced partnership with Bloom Energy Services, the Honda Center is in the preliminary stages of an installation that will allow the arena to mitigate some of the economic and environmental impacts of hosting events.

The 750 kW installation, which is slated to be completed ahead of the new NHL season in October, is expected to generate 80% of the venue’s base load power. During Ducks games and concerts, the generator will produce one-quarter of the arena’s energy needs, allowing the Honda Center to reduce 2 million pounds of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

“We are proud to partner with Bloom Energy on this project,” said Anaheim Arena Management board chairman Michael Schulman about the partnership. “Like us, they are committed to finding creative solutions to lesson our environmental impacts while maintaining the highest standard of service.”


Read the full press release here.


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Atlanta Falcons Encourage Fan Participation with Rise Up & Recycle Campaign

The Atlanta Falcons recently announced the team’s Rise Up & Recycle campaign. Part of the Falcons’ wider sustainability efforts, the new program is designed both to promote recycling at the Georgia Dome and to encourage fans to do the same in their daily lives away from the stadium.

The campaign, created in partnership with Atlanta-based Novelis, the world’s largest recycling company, will coincide with the “Get Caught In the Act” program, where fans will be videotaped recycling in the stadium. Selected participants will have their videos shown on the Jumbotron at the Georgia Dome and will be rewarded with prizes for their participation.

“Everyone from the top of the house of the Falcons, from [owner Arthur] Blank, to [GM] Thomas [Dimitroff], to Coach Smith and the players throughout the whole organization are really dedicated to becoming the most sustainable and greenest team in the NFL,” said Kim Adler, Novelis vice president of communication and affairs.

Read more about the Rise Up & Recycle program here.



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