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Monthly Archives: June 2016

ClimeCo Corporation Helps to Green the Green Sports Alliance Summit

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The carbon footprint of the 2016 Green Sports Alliance Summit will be minimized with help from ClimeCo Corporation, an advisor and trader of environmental commodity market products.

Working in conjunction with Bonneville Environmental Foundation, ClimeCo will retire carbon offsets that will help mitigate the emissions associated with attendee, speaker, sponsor and staff travel via plane and car. This is just one of the sustainability initiatives playing out at the event, which will also tackle water and electricity usage.

The annual Green Sports Alliance Summit is the world’s largest and most influential gathering for the sports community to unite around sustainability. The event brings together more than 700 industry stakeholders to learn and share better practices and the latest innovations in greening operations, advancing the supply chain, and engaging fans.

“ClimeCo, is happy to support the growing influence of the Green Sports Alliance Summit by retiring carbon offsets from a third-party verified, local Houston area greenhouse gas emission reduction project”, commented ClimeCo president and CEO, Bill Flederbach.

Read the full press release here.

Learn more about the Green Sports Alliance and the Summit here.

11th Hour Racing to Present at Annual Green Sports Alliance Summit

Press Release provided by 11th Hour Racing Inc.
The Power of Partnerships highlighted through collaborations with Land Rover BAR and 55 South
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NEWPORT, RI (June 24, 2016)11th Hour Racing is headed to Houston, Texas, to present at the annual Green Sports Alliance Summit, June 28-30, the world’s largest gathering for the sports community around sustainability, including both professional and collegiate sports teams, leagues and venues.

The partnerships that 11th Hour Racing has forged within two of the most prominent arenas of professional sailing, the America’s Cup with Sir Ben Ainslie’s Land Rover BAR and the Volvo Ocean Race with Charlie Enright and Mark Towill’s 55 South, will be featured at the Summit with two plenary sessions and a panel discussion.

Land Rover BAR has always put sustainability at the heart of the team’s operations: working with Exclusive Sustainability Partner 11th Hour Racing, the team recently published their second annual Sustainability Report, underlining the team’s commitment to sustainability and achievements in 2015.

55 South, the team captained by Volvo Ocean Race sailors Charlie Enright and Mark Towill, is committed to raising awareness and finding solutions to the issue of marine debris, in collaboration with 2016 Title Sponsor and Official Sustainability Partner 11th Hour Racing.

The Summit’s Opening Plenary session Teamwork in Action: Partnerships that are Moving the Needle (June 29), will include BT Sport COO, Jamie Hindhaugh, discussing the 100% Sport campaign to inspire sport fans to take action for a more sustainable world and their partnerships with Land Rover BAR as the team’s Technology in Sustainability Partner.

The breakout session Harnessing the Power of Partnerships: Building a Sustainable Sports Team (June 29), will be moderated by Jill Savery, Sustainability Advisor for 11th Hour Racing, and will feature the following panelists: Ian Ellison, Sustainability Manager for Jaguar Land Rover; Jamie Hindbaugh, COO, BT Sport & BTTV; Jeremy Pochman, President of 11th Hour Racing; and, Susie Tomson, Sustainability Manager for Land Rover BAR. Panelists will describe Land Rover BAR’s sustainability journey thus far, and will focus on the partnerships in sustainability that the team has developed to inspire change across the sport and wider sailing industry.

The Closing Plenary session Chatting with the Champs (June 30), will feature Charlie Enright, Co-Founder/Skipper of 55 South, among other renowned athletes. This panel will explore the role of professional athletes as they influence behavior change and environmental responsibility among millions of fans, and highlight how their teams, venues and sponsors can help amplify their efforts.

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Green Sports Alliance Corporate Member AtmosAir Releases Air Quality Case Studies

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Green Sports Alliance Corporate Member AtmosAir Solutions has developed an indoor air purification technology that purifies air within an enclosed environment, with the potential of generating significant energy savings. AtmosAir technology helps resolve one of the major consequences of today’s arena and sports facility: unsatisfactory indoor air quality (IAQ). From improving overall fan experience to mitigating players from contracting staph and MRSA, AtmosAir provides many sustainable benefits in sports facilities. Some of their clients include: Staples Center, TD Garden, New England Patriots, Bridgestone Arena, Dallas Cowboys, University of California, Los Angeles, and University of Southern California.

Join Steve Levine, President and CEO of AtmosAir Solutions, and other speakers during the “Health Air & Health Sport: Reducing Air Pollution Associated with Sport Operations” session on Wednesday, June 29th, 2016 from 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. at this year’s Green Sports Alliance Summit. This panel will discuss how sport organizations can work toward clean air for all fans and players through monitoring, education, advocacy, and working with stakeholders to reduce pollution. Speakers will demonstrate the importance of air quality, potential health effects related to pollutant exposure, identify relevant pollutants at sport events, and provide operational strategies for reduction.

Click here to register for the 2016 Green Sports Alliance Summit.

Check out AtmosAir’s case study portfolio on their website:
http://atmosair.com/case-studies/

Here are links to individual sports related case studies showcasing their collaboration with AtmosAir:
Staples Center
University of Southern California John McKay Center
Dallas Cowboys Headquarters & Training Facility

 

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