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EnvirOx, LLC Announces New Partnership with Green Sports Alliance


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.

Click here to learn more about the Corporate Members Network.

Rogers Place Scores Green, Sets Stadium Standard

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance
By Rebecca Melnyk

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Opening a brand new facility is no easy feat, especially one like Rogers Place, a more than one million-square-foot sports complex and arena that anchors a major revitalization of Edmonton’s downtown and is the first LEED Silver-certified NHL facility in Canada.

The new home of the Edmonton Oilers, part of the first phase of a 25-acre mixed-use development called ICE District, is a place that Mayor Don Iveson has called a symbol of “Edmonton’s bold future as a great Northern city.” But with such high standards also comes an ongoing commitment to sustainable operations, according to advocates in the green sports movement.

Mike McFaul, assistant general manager of facility operations at Rogers Place, is one of these leaders. He is also a founding member of the Green Sports Alliance (Alliance), an international non-profit organization, which advises professional and collegiate venue operations, teams and leagues about green strategies and sustainable best practices. Even before Rogers Place opened its doors, McFaul was planning initiatives related to waste management, green cleaning and energy use.

The facility opened in September 2016, so programs haven’t been fully implemented and measured; however, much is expected in the future.

“One thing that makes it easier for an operator is a building that was designed to be efficient from the beginning,” he says of the complex, one of the only LEED-certified stadiums in the world. “In the weeks and months to come, we expect to realize more efficiencies and reduce consumption, which is always significant.”

A LEED green cleaning program has been implemented through the cleaning contractor, and LEED-EB procurement with regards to purchasing is on tap. Lighting and HVAC schedules that match the occupancy of the facility are also in the works, along with plans for a Sustainability Committee to help propel the sustainable programs. So far, on the waste management end, receiving Front of House permits for trashcans has led to significant improvements in source separating at FOH locations, while the overall landfill diversion rate has quickly hit a target of more than 90 per cent.

Read the full story here.

Green Seal Proposes Cleaning Product Standards Revisions


Green Seal, a partner of the Green Sports Alliance, is inviting comment on proposed revisions to nine cleaning product standards. The third-party environmental certification organization welcomes comment from a diverse group of stakeholders including product manufacturers, public health experts, environmental organizations, and other interested parties. The comment period will be open through Monday, January 16, 2017. Those interested in commenting can register to submit feedback and view all relevant documents via an online forum.

The proposed revisions are intended to improve consistency, clarity, and to ensure that the requirements are practical for manufacturers while still maintaining current leadership levels of environmental and human health protection. Additionally, some standards require updates to account for changes in the market and the commercial availability of new technologies.

In most cases, the proposed revisions are not expected to immediately require reevaluations of currently certified products or changes in their formulations. Complete details of the standard revisions can be found here.

Read the full call for feedback here.

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