Today the Green Sports Alliance honored NHL Defenseman and Stanley Cup Champion Andrew Ference with the 2016 Green Sports Alliance Environmental Leadership Award at BBVA Compass Stadium during the Green Sports Celebration. This award is presented to an individual member of the sports industry who has demonstrated leadership and has provided significant contributions to environmental sustainability – spurring environmental innovation at the team, venue, league or fan level as well as helping to advance the entire industry. We are thrilled to announce that he will be joining the Green Sports Alliance Board of Directors.
The Green Sports Alliance also honored 7 of its members with the Environmental Innovators of the Year Awards, demonstrating how the sports industry is accelerating environmental progress by integrating greening across their operations and developing innovative partnerships. The Environmental Innovators of the Year Awards recognizes Green Sports Alliance member teams, venues, events or universities for their excellence in advancing the sports greening movement.
Congratulations to this year’s winners:
- San Francisco 49ers/Levi’s Stadium (NFL)
- Miami Heat/American Airlines Arena (NBA)
- Seattle Mariners/Safeco Field (MLB)
- Vancouver Canucks/Rogers Arena (NHL)
- Houston Dynamo & Dash/BBVA Compass Stadium (MLS)
- University of Colorado Boulder (Collegiate)
- US Open Tennis Championships (Other Events/Leagues)
The FSC certified wood awards were sourced from the 2016 Houston NCAA Final Four Championship Court and generously provided by Connor Sports.