Green Sports News and Events

Upcoming Events

Collegiate Sports Sustainability Summit 2015 Exit, June 24 - 26, 2015.

Green Sports Alliance Summit Exit, June 29 - July 1, 2015.

Super Bowl XLIX

Super Bowl Helping Arizona Stay Green (PDF) (3 pp, 165 K, About PDF) Exit, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015

Super Bowl XLIX Building a "Green" Legacy in Arizona (PDF) (2 pp, 76 K, About PDF) Exit, January 10, 17 and 24, 2015

University of Phoenix Stadium's Green Mission Exit

LED Lighting Makes Pro, Trains For Super Bowl Debut Exit This year’s Super Bowl will the first played under energy-sipping LED lights.

Linda Mariner, Manager of the Sustainability Programs Unit for the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality commented that the ADEQ P2 Program is happy that the University of Phoenix Stadium already has many greening practices in place to reduce the impact that almost a million visitors may have on their unique desert environment during the Super Bowl festivities.  

The XLIX Super Bowl is Sunday, February 1. Be sure to read the eco-tips from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) for how to green your Super Bowl party. (September 16, 2014 entry). Exit

The GSB Interview: Neill Duffy, Sustainability Advisor, Super Bowl 50 Host Committee Exit

Past Events

Sustainable Turf Management for Collegiate Sports [Webinar], Feb. 13, 2014.

Collegiate Sports Sustainability Summit 2014, June 25 - 27, 2014.

Green Sports Alliance Summit Exit, July 21 - 23, 2014.

3rd Annual Green Sports Alliance Summit ExitNew York City, August 26-28, 2013.

Collegiate Sports Sustainability Summit 2013 Exit Atlanta, GA, June 25 - 26, 2013

Green Sports Alliance

EPA Green Sports Past Events

Three Boston-area Businesses Honored for Food Waste Recycling Efforts on America Recycles Day [Press Release]. November 15, 2012. A collection of state and federal environmental agencies, along with private businesses, joined the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park yesterday at a forum to promote composting and recycling.

EPA signed an agreement with the Green Sports Alliance [Press Release]. September 06, 2012. To work together to address environmental challenges faced by sports venues, organizations and teams.

NASCAR and EPA Partner on Green Initiatives [Press Release]. May 21, 2012.

EPA, New York Giants and New York Jets Team Up to Make New Meadowlands Stadium a Beacon of “Green”  [Press Release]. June 01, 2009. EPA and the New Meadowlands Stadium Company, the stadium's principal owner, signed a memorandum of understanding that outlines plans to incorporate environmentally-friendly materials and practices into the construction and operation of New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.

Other Green Sports News

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Christina Weiss Lurie to be Honored at Green Sports Gala [Press Release]. July 15,2013. The Green Sports Alliance will present Christina Weiss Lurie, an owner of the Philadelphia Eagles, its Environmental Leadership Award at the organization's Green Sports Gala.

Philly sports aim to hit waste out of the park [Article]. July 19,2013. Field managers, team and venue operations managers, owners, leagues and teams are working together to lessen their environmental impact.

NHL pledges 1,600 trees to The Nature Conservancy [Web page]. May 29, 2013. NHL Green pledged to donate 50 trees to The Nature Conservancy's Plant a Billion Trees campaign for every hat trick scored throughout the regular season.

Play Green: How Big League Sports is Leading the Environmental Charge [Article]. March 11, 2013. Over the past few years the sports industry has embraced increasingly visible and influential positions supporting sustainability and environmental protection.

'Greenest' Super Bowl Offsets 3.8m Pounds CO2 [Article]. February 06, 2013. As part of what it calls the "greenest" Super Bowl in the game's history, the New Orleans Host Committee says it will donate carbon credits to offset some 3.8 million pounds of CO2 emissions, among other sustainability initiatives.

Game Changer: New Report Spotlights Pro Sports' Sustainability Leaders [Press Release]. September 05, 2012.