For Immediate Release

27 October 2023


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Green Sports Alliance Expands Reach to Offer Specialized Collegiate Membership Tiers to Propel Sustainability in Sports

Leading the Way Toward a Greener Future in Sports and Higher Education


Portland, OR – The Green Sports Alliance (GSA) is actively advancing its mission of “Playing for the Next Generation” by enhancing its range of membership options and embracing collegiate athletics. 

In response to the evolving needs and uniqueness of the collegiate sector, the GSA has hired a collegiate specialist to support collegiate members and introduced membership tiers tailored to address collegiate-specific needs and stakeholder groups. These membership levels are designed to provide increased value for the collegiate space, by providing collegiate-specific resources, services and support to propel the green sports movement forward.

Among the offerings of the three new collegiate membership levels, members will benefit from an array of offerings including: collegiate-focused webinars, virtual collegiate networking sessions, consultations with dedicated staff, access to the Play to Zero tracking platform and benchmarking information, and more.

“We are enthusiastic about such a pivotal stride in our journey towards a more sustainable future,” said Roger McClendon, Executive Director of the Green Sports Alliance. “It is time we extend our reach and influence to transform a greener tomorrow across the entire sports landscape”.

The GSA will host a virtual collegiate networking session on Thursday, November 16th at 12PM ET. This session serves as a dynamic kick-off for collegiate stakeholders to connect, collaborate and share knowledge. Please RSVP here.

For those eager to engage or interested in learning more, please reach out to Lauren Lichterman, our Collegiate Sustainability and Engagement Specialist, at Additional information can be found on our official website,, which delves into the specifics of our various membership tiers.




About Green Sports Alliance

The Green Sports Alliance leverages the cultural and market influence of sports to promote healthy, sustainable communities where people live and play. The Green Sports Alliance convenes professional sports leagues, sports governing bodies, colleges, teams, venues, their partners, and millions of fans around meaningful change toward a more sustainable future. Through the Play to Zero® program, it leads the embrace of renewable energy, waste diversion, water efficiency, and environmentally preferable practices. Through its marquee event greening division, The Green Sports Alliance delivers best-in-class sustainable productions to minimize environmental impacts and maximize community legacies, driving scalability and replications across the industry. 

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