Monthly Archives: November 2015

Green Sports Alliance: Champions of Food

dr-susan-kleinerDr. Susan Kleiner, PhD, RD, FACN, CNS, FISSN
Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Vynna

Until a week ago, I had never heard of the Green Sports Alliance. Then yesterday I attended The Green Sports Alliance: Champions of Food Seattle Symposium.  Now I am charged up about The Green Sports Alliance (GSA) and their mission:

Leveraging the cultural & market influence of sports to promote healthy, sustainable communities where we live & play.

The top notch team at GSA and their partners, including Vulcan Philanthropy, are inspiring sports leagues, teams, venues, their partners and millions of fans to embrace renewable energy, healthy food, recycling, water efficiency, species preservation, safer chemicals and other environmentally preferable practices. Alliance members represent more than 300 sports teams and venues from 20 different sports leagues and 14 countries. And from what I heard yesterday, they are making a real dent in sustainability and better food offerings for fans at ballparks.

Here are a few of the practices going on inside the big houses of the pro sports teams in the Pacific Northwest:

At Century Link Field, home of the Seattle Seahawks (NFL) and Seattle Sounders (MLS), 96% of the waste products generated at the stadium are recycled or composted. Only 3% of the waste goes to landfill! Amazing!

Read the full article here.


Detroit Pistons To Participate In ‘Trees For Threes’ Program

Pistons To Donate $15 For Every 3-Pointer Made To The Greening Of Detroit’s Tree Planting Effort During 2015-16 Season

The Detroit Pistons will be participating in a ‘Trees for Threes’ program, donating $15 to The Greening of Detroit’s tree planting effort for every 3-pointer made during the 2015-16 NBA Season.

In addition to the donation, the Pistons will participate in a tree planting event in Detroit with The Greening of Detroit in the spring as a part of the NBA’s Green platform.

“We are extremely thrilled to take part in the ‘Trees for Threes’ program to benefit The Greening of Detroit,” said Dennis Mannion, CEO of Palace Sports & Entertainment and the Detroit Pistons.  “This is an exciting opportunity to make a true impact on our environment and give back to the great city of Detroit.”

Read the full article here.


BBVA Compass Stadium & Houston Dynamo Host America Recycles Day November 14th

Community Recycling Event Featuring E-Recycling, Paper Shredding and More on Saturday, November 14th

 HOUSTON (November 5, 2015)—Think Globally, Act Locally for America Recycles Day!  BBVA Compass Stadium, an AEG Facilities venue, and the Houston Dynamo will host aFREE community recycling event to celebrate America Recycles Day on Saturday, November 14 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.  The event will feature electronic recycling presented by Lone Star Recycling, battery recycling courtesy of Interstate All Battery Center, cell phone collection from 911 Cell Phone Bank, on-site document shredding pDynamoRecyclesDay_656x369_111415resented by Southern Shred, used clothing and textile recycling courtesy of AER Cycle and collection of regular recycling items such as plastic, aluminum and cardboard.

Fans are encouraged to bring recycling to the America Recycles Day Drop-Off Zone, located in Tailgating Parking Lot B, at the corner of Chartres and Texas Streets, where Houston Dynamo and BBVA Compass Stadium staff will be on-hand to assist with the removal of all items.  Lone Star Recycling will make a donation to Dynamo Charities based on the overall weight of electronic recycling collected during the event.

The first 40 participants will receive a reusable shopping bag filled with green items compliments of ABM Onsite.  All participants will receive a Menchie’s coupon for a FREE 5 oz. frozen yogurt; valid at participating locations. Participants can register to win the GRAND PRIZE drawing, a pair of tickets to attend a Houston Dynamo 2016 home game; restrictions apply*.

Read the full article here.


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