Sports Greening Is a Business Win for Professional Sports
“Environmental stewardship resonates with all of us who love baseball and seeing it played on green grass and under blue skies. As we strive to fulfill our social responsibilities, the national pastime will continue to protect our natural resources for future generations of baseball fans and set an example they can be proud of,” writes Major League Baseball Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig, in his preface for NRDC’s new report, Game Changer: How the Sports Industry is Saving the Environment.
The NRDC Game Changer report chronicles the greening successes of the professional leagues and teams, from advanced recycling and composting programs to energy efficiency initiatives and onsite renewable projects. The 20 detailed case studies in the report offer guidance on how to green sports operations of all kinds. They also confirm that going green is smart business, enabling teams and venues to cut operating costs, strengthen corporate branding, attract sponsors and enhance the fan experience, while providing many environmental benefits. Read more in Alice Henly’s blog.
Download NRDC’s full report, Game Changer: How Sports is Saving the Environment, at www.nrdc.org/game-changer.
For more information about the NRDC Sports Greening Project go to www.nrdc.org/sports and check out NRDC’s online sports greening guide, the NRDC Greening Advisor at www.greensports.org.