The 4th Annual Green Sports Alliance Summit kicked off today in San Francisco Bay Area. Over 600 attendees and representatives from over 80 professional and collegiate sports organizations have joined us to share and learn about successes and innovations in sports greening. We’re excited to get underway with a full docket of venue tours, workshops, keynotes, plenary panels and networking. Click here to check out the impressive program and speaker line-up.
Building past events, the 2014 Summit is once again an unprecedented gathering—uniting leaders from across the sports and sustainability industries as they work to create and implement innovative solutions to help green the sports industry. In addition to an informative and exciting conference program, the Summit features several special events and releases, like the one highlighted below, that illustrates and celebrates the success of the green sports movement.
National Hockey League Release Sustainability Report: League Emphasizes Its Commitment to Environmentalism
The NHL today announced the release of the 2014 NHL Sustainability Report, the first document of its kind produced by a major sports league in North America. The report highlights the numerous programs, benchmarks, and successes that have increased the overall sustainability of the League, Member Clubs, and their arenas. The report showcases NHL Green™, the comprehensive, high-impact environmental sustainability initiative that was established in 2010 by NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman to promote green business practices across the League.
Significant to the report is the disclosure of the League’s carbon footprint – approximately 530,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions per year.
“At the NHL, we recognize that we have great responsibility for the way we conduct our business, and we are uniquely positioned to promote the environmental message,” Commissioner Bettman said. “Today, we join many of our business partners who have for years been documenting their emissions and making progress toward their own sustainability goals.”
2014 NHL® Sustainability report website: nhl.com/green/report