FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Green Sports Alliance Unveils Groundbreaking Playbook Water Protection and Restoration for Sports and Entertainment
Play to Zero Playbook: All Sports Are Water Sports
June 7th, 2023 | The Green Sports Alliance is proud to announce the launch of its highly anticipated Play to Zero playbook, “All Sports Are Water Sports,” aimed at empowering sports and entertainment venues to become leaders in water protection and restoration.
As the first-ever comprehensive resource of its kind, this playbook is a game-changer, setting the stage for the significance of water conservation and how venues can proactively contribute to safeguarding this precious resource. Designed for sports and entertainment industry stakeholders, it provides a vital foundation of knowledge, best practices, and inspiration for owners, operators, managers, advisors, service providers, designers, and builders of stadiums, arenas, and fields.
Recognizing the immense potential of sports and entertainment venues to serve as water stewards and catalysts for change, the Green Sports Alliance is leading the charge to inspire industry-wide transformation. These venues, being natural gathering spaces for communities, present unparalleled opportunities for celebration, education, and inspiration.
“Never before has there been a more important time for sports and entertainment venues to lead the way on Water. We’ve entered a time of an increasingly volatile and disruptive environment due to climate change resulting in too much water in some areas and not enough water in others. Communities are dependent upon policymakers and business leaders to help ensure they have access to affordable, clean, and abundant water supplies – that includes sports and entertainment venues. This playbook is a useful framework to understand venues’ relationship with water and opportunities to demonstrate their leadership,” said Dune Ives, Chief Executive Officer of Movements That Matter and Green Sports Alliance Co-Founder/Board Member.
Since its inception in 2010, the Green Sports Alliance has championed sustainability initiatives, showcasing venues as trailblazers in recycling, renewable energy utilization, and waste reduction. Through these groundbreaking efforts, fans of all ages have been educated and inspired, driving innovation in technology and material supplies, while influencing the development of new policies that prioritize environmental sustainability. Notably, these endeavors have also demonstrated a substantial positive impact on the bottom line of the participating venues.
Now, the time has come to turn our attention to water. Together, we must unite as a community to protect this invaluable resource and ensure the long-term resilience of our cities and regions. The “All Sports Are Water Sports” Play to Zero playbook is an indispensable tool to achieve this objective, offering practical guidance and insights garnered from esteemed partners such as Stantec Consulting and Xylem Inc., as well as the invaluable contributions of our dedicated editorial board members.
To access the playbook and embark on a journey toward water sustainability, please visit: https://greensportsalliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/All-Sports-Are-Water-Sports-GSA-Water-Playbook-onlne.pdf
About Green Sports Alliance
The Green Sports Alliance leverages the cultural and market influence of sports to promote healthy, sustainable communities where people work, 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. The Green Sports Alliance is committed to sharing best practices, visit greensportsalliance.org for more information. Follow on Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and TikTok. Subscribe to YouTube and Newsletter.