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Summit Insider: Golden 1 Center, Home of the Sacramento Kings

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The Green Sports Alliance is thrilled to host our 7th annual Green Sports Alliance Summit June 27-29 at the Golden 1 Center, home of the Sacramento Kings.

The Golden 1 Center is a LEED Platinum Certified professional indoor sports venue, running on 100% clean solar energy with delta breeze enhanced cooling and a low flow water recapture system.

Golden 1 Center Environmental Considerations:

  • Executive chef and restaurant partners source 90% of their ingredients from a 150-mile radius
  • Majority of beer, wine and spirits sourced within 150-mile radius
  • All leftover, edible food will be given to Sacramento Community Food Bank and Family Services via our Second That program, supporting over 200 local agencies
  • California Safe Soil will treat waste with organic enzymes and process in a giant food digester. It will be “digested” and then pasteurized, filtered and put back into the soil at local farms.
  • Leftover fryer oil, which is locally produced rice bran oil, will be converted to biodiesel by a local, family-run business

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Building on their “Farm-to-Court” philosophy, their mission is to build a one-of-a-kind, hyper-local food and sustainability program for a world-class sports and entertainment venue. And as a proud member of the Green Sports Alliance, the venue was an obvious choice of locale.

Come see this state of the art facility for yourself at the Green Sports Alliance Summit, June 27-29, 2017.

Early bird registration rates of $299 end January 31, 2017. Register today!

Golden 1 Center Wins GSB’s Best New Arena of 2016

By Lew Blaustein

Chris Granger, President of the NBA’s Sacramento Kings. (Photo credit: Sacramento Kings)

Chris Granger, President of the NBA’s Sacramento Kings. (Photo credit: Sacramento Kings)

Chris Granger, Sacramento Kings Prez, on Golden 1 Center Winning GSB’s Best New Arena of 2016

Golden 1 Center, the new home of the NBA’s Sacramento Kings and the world’s first LEED Platinum arena, is the winner of GreenSportsBlog’s “Greenest New Stadium/Arena” of 2016. Kings President Chris Granger offered comments on behalf of the club.

Expectations are high these days for new stadiums and arenas these days from a green building perspective. Virtually all projects are built with some sort of LEED certification—the standard in green building and renovation as governed by the US Green Building Council—in mind.

Golden 1 Center, the new home of the NBA’s Sacramento Kings surmounted the high green building bar. The host venue of the June 2017 Green Sports Alliance Summit is the first arena in the world to earn LEED Platinum status, the top level of certification available. Golden 1 Center most likely notched LEED points for:

Being both an indoor and outdoor space, featuring five massive hangar doors above the grand entrance that open and allow the arena to use a natural cooling phenomenon in Sacramento – The Delta Breeze – to efficiently control the building’s climate.
Powering itself solely by solar energy, with energy generated from rooftop solar and by plugging into the area’s “solar grid”
Going local as ninety percent of the food consumed at the arena is locally produced, much of it organic.
With this in mind, Golden 1 Center last week earned GreenSportsBlog’s GREENEST NEW STADIUM/ARENA designation for 2016.

In accepting the award on behalf of Golden 1 Center and the Kings, club president Chris Granger said in a statement that “Golden 1 Center is a shining example of how a sports team can think purposefully about how they use resources and minimize their impact. With over 1 million guests a year, we have a unique platform to educate and inspire our community, our partners, and businesses around the world to a higher standard of sustainability and preservation.”

Read the full blog post and interview here.

Student Fashion Designers Catwalk to Golden 1 Center

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By Sami Soto

Portfolios and design boards display use of sustainable materials such as natural dyes and environmentally friendly fabrics for the anual Student Fashion Associations fashion show at the Golden 1 Center next June.

Portfolios and design boards display use of sustainable materials such as natural dyes and environmentally friendly fabrics.

Seven student fashion designers were chosen to show their original eco-friendly designs in Student Fashion Association’ annual runway competition that will take place at the Golden 1 Center for the first time ever on Wednesday, June 28, 2017.

Last year, SFA hosted the event in the Union Ballroom. After networking with Green Sports Alliance, a nonprofit organization that promotes sustainable and healthy lifestyles through sports teams, 2017’s show will take part within the organization’s yearly summit in front of more than 300 people at the city’s largest stage.

“This year we started planning right at the beginning of the semester,” said Dong Shen, faculty advisor of SFA. “This will be our biggest fashion show in history.”

The selection process began in October through a rigorous screening process by a committee. Fifteen designers applied and the list was narrowed down to seven.

Each applicant was required submit a portfolio of their previous works and a design board that showed sketches and inspirations.

“I put in a lot of hard work and effort,” said Desiree Vasquez, junior fashion merchandising and design major, who will show her creations at her first ever fashion show. “It took me months to figure out what I wanted to do.”

All designers will produce four to seven pieces in each collection revolving around the theme of sustainability and sports functionality.

Designers’ influences include softball patterns, Rihanna’s athletic chic style, and more.

For Vasquez, she said she found inspiration from natural occurrences on Earth, while another designer, based on the sketch, was inspired by dirty thunderstorms — a phenomenon of lightning that strikes during a volcano eruption from the ashy, mushroom clouds.

“I pulled all the colors from things that make the Earth so great,” said Vasquez of her sketches and inspirations.

A company called Renew Merchandise will donate fabric to the designers, although they are encouraged to use recycled and eco-friendly materials to go with the theme and mission of the show.

Read the full story here.
Register for the 2017 Summit in Sacramento here.