Green Sports Alliance Announces 2013 Program for August Summit in NYC

The Green Sports Alliance, a nonprofit that brings sports organizations and environmental experts together to improve the environmental performance of sports teams and facilities, has revealed its 2013 Summit Program. The Alliance’s third annual Summit, which unites the sports community around sustainability each year, will take place Aug. 26 – 28, 2013 in New York City.

GSSlogo_color“We are excited to release the innovative program we’ve developed for our third Summit,” said Scott Jenkins, Chairman of the Green Sports Alliance and Vice President of Ballpark Operations at the Seattle Mariners. “We’re advancing the greening of the entire sports industry, so we’ve brought the conference to the heart of the industry, New York City. We’ve pulled together a speaker lineup of over 80 sport and sustainability leaders to deliver the latest innovations in sports greening. The 2013 Summit Program promises to present solutions to the most prevalent environmental challenges faced in professional and collegiate sports today.”

2013 Summit Program sessions include:

Workshops

  • Baselines and Benchmarks: Where we are, where do we want to go?
  • Implementing & Amplifying Environmental Fan Engagement Programs
  • Using Bottom Line Results to Drive Environmental Performance
  • Striving for Zero Waste in Collegiate Sports

Roundtables

  • Unleashing LED Lighting at Scale
  • Moving to Zero-Waste: Tackling challenges to increase waste diversion rates
  • Getting to the Game: Transportation solutions
  • Schools, Gardens & PV Solar: Amplifying community relations through environmental initiatives
  • Eating Like the Athletes: Providing local, healthier food options at sports venues
  • Selling Sustainability: The right pitch to the right stakeholders
  • Leveraging Technology for Energy Management: Best in class IT for best in class venue operation
  • A Breath of Fresh Air for Athletes, Fans and Staff: Innovations in green cleaning

Plenaries

  • Investing in the Future: Supporting sustainability from top to bottom
  • Sustainability & Sports Sponsorship: How new activations, new products and new companies are integrating sustainability in sports sponsorship
  • 4 Ways Sports Teams & Venues Can Tackle Environmental Issues
  • 4 Ways to Green Sporting Events: Expert presentations
  • Beyond the Debate: Extending the life of the sports we love to play and watch
  • Athletes Stepping up to Bat for the Planet
  • A Watershed Moment: Innovative strategies in water conservation at stadiums and venues

Get additional details, including session descriptions, at the newly redesigned Green Sports Alliance Summit website: www.greensportssummit.org/program

The 2013 Summit Program features opportunities for industry stakeholders to learn from over 80 leaders at the forefront of the sports greening movement. Among the 60+ confirmed speakers are:

  • Bob Nutting, Chairman of the Board, Pittsburgh Pirates
  • Andrew Winston, Founder, Winston Eco-Strategies; Co-Author, Green to Gold
  • Andrew Ference, Defenseman and Stanley Cup Champion, Boston Bruins
  • Jennifer Regan, Global Sustainability Director, AEG
  • Omar Mitchell, Director of Sustainability, NHL
  • Brandon Hamilton, Director of Facilities, Kansas City Chiefs
  • Jami Leveen, Director of Marketing and Environmental Stewardship, ARAMARK Sports and Entertainment
  • Brendan Brazier, Former Pro-Ironman, Founder of VEGA and Author

Learn the latest additions and view the full 2013 speaker roster: www.greensportssummit.org/speakers

Event Details
The Green Sports Alliance Summit will be held Aug. 26-28, 2013 at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge (333 Adams Street, Brooklyn, New York 11201). Registration is open at www.greensportssummit.org/registerPre-Registration rates are in effect through May 31, 2013.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Please contact Ericka Dickey-Nelson at ericka@greensportssummit.org or 503.969.7852 to inquire.

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