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EnvirOx, LLC Announces New Partnership with Green Sports Alliance

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EnvirOx is pleased to announce it has joined the Green Sports Alliance’s Corporate Members Network. The Green Sports Alliance is the central hub of a burgeoning movement to make sports more sustainable. Since launching nationally in March 2011 with 6 professional teams and 5 venues as founding members, the Green Sports Alliance has grown to nearly 400 sports teams and venues from 15 different sports leagues, including the MLB, NHL, NBA and NASCAR.

Green Sports Alliance Members have made a commitment to improve their environmental performance. With the support of the Alliance and its partners, members are reducing waste, conserving energy and water, and eliminating toxic chemicals, among many other ongoing initiatives and accomplishments. They are integrating sustainability into their core operations, engaging fans and leading the way to a greener future.

As part of the new partnership, EnvirOx will be supporting the Green Sports Alliance in its mission of driving green practices throughout sports arenas, teams and organizations. EnvirOx has over 2 decades of experience as the leading manufacturer of environmentally-preferred cleaning chemicals. In this time, EnvirOx has provided thousands of schools, universities, arenas and stadiums with a healthier, more sustainable way to clean.

“EnvirOx’s mission is to improve the health of millions across our country by eliminating toxic chemicals from workplaces, schools and public areas. Our product development philosophy is simple – we make the safest cleaning products that actually work. We don’t think you should have to choose between environmental sustainability and effective, efficient cleaning. We know you can have both.” says Diana Stewart, President of EnvirOx. “We’re excited about the opportunity to bring our mission to the sports industry.”

EnvirOx is also sponsoring the Green Sports Alliance’s 7th Annual Summit in Sacramento, June 27-29 at the Golden 1 Center. This event brings together sports and sustainability industry leaders to engage in advancing the greening of the sports industry.  The theme for the 2017 Summit is PLAY GREENER™: Engaging Fans, Athletes & Communities,” focused on mobilizing members and partners to bring about positive environmental and social impact across their fan-base and surrounding communities.

Read the full release here.

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Sustainable Sports: Design Good Sports

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By Chris DeVolder, HOK

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Hundreds of years ago, a sports facility served as a city’s hub. It occupied the main public square or area where citizens assembled to support civic activities and housed functions including hospitality, food and retail.

By the mid-20th century, many new sports venues were built outside the central business district. Such facilities are often surrounded by parking space and focus on a single use, resulting in disconnection from the city’s day-to-day life and infrastructure.

Today, many new sports facilities are returning to city centres as part of sports-oriented, mixed-use developments. There’s a focus on engaging residents, daytime workers and visitors every day of the week – not just on game or match days.

Developers of arenas in cities including Edmonton in Canada and Detroit, Michigan, are following the successful model of the Kansas City Power & Light District and the Nationwide Arena District in Columbus, Ohio, which integrate sports, entertainment, retail, office and residential. These projects promote related development and maximise return on investment while creating vibrant, sustainable urban communities.

As well as economic sustainability, design strategies related to the site and landscape, transportation, materials and resources, energy and the indoor environment can help operators minimise impact on the environment while improving the bottom line.

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To learn about Corporate Membership, email erik@greensportsalliance.org.

P&G Pledges Zero Manufacturing Waste by 2020

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Procter & Gamble says it will eliminate all manufacturing waste from its global network of more than 100 production sites by 2020.

P&G won’t put a dollar amount on its planned invest in recycling and reuse to achieve this goal. A spokesperson told Environmental Leader that P&G anticipates savings once it eliminates all manufacturing waste.

Previously, the company said it has saved almost $2 billion through waste and energy costs since 2007.

The company says 56 percent of its production sites globally send zero manufacturing waste to landfill. Over the next four years P&G will have to eliminate or reuse about 650,000 metric tons of waste to achieve its zero waste goal.

P&G plans to do this by ensuring all incoming materials are: converted into finished product, recycled internally or externally, or re-used in alternative ways through partnerships.

For example, in Lima, Ohio, liquid waste from products like Tide and Gain are being converted to alternative fuels sources to power vehicles. Non-recyclable plastic laminate materials from plants in Mandideep and Baddi, India are shredded and pressed into low-cost building panels. And in China, production waste from one facility is composted as “nutritional soil” for local parks while waste from another facility is used as a raw material to make bricks.

Read the full story here.
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MEMBERS INCLUDE...
383
TOTAL MEMBERS
180
TEAMS
188
VENUES
15
LEAGUES