Green Sports Alliance + Summit


Seattle Mariners' Safeco Field (Photo Credit:

A few weeks back the sports, we got a well-reported look at how sustainability is taking hold in the sports world. A small cadre (perhaps akin to Margaret Mead’s small, thoughtful group of concerned citizens) of professional teams announced they have banded together to prove that not only can professional sports teams be sustainable operations—but that a lot of money can be saved doing so (we learned from VP of Ballpark Operations Scott Jenkins at GoGreen Seattle that the Mariners have saved millions from relatively simple efficiency measures). Showcasing teams from all  six major professional leagues in the US (NBA, NFL, NHL, MLB, MLS, and WNBA), the Green Sports Alliance takes a decidedly sustainable perspective to the social responsibility advocacy embraced by pro sports organizations.

We, for one, couldn’t be more excited—except that we are. In addition to choosing the Pacific Northwest as a home base, the Green Sports Alliance has also chosen to hold their inaugural Green Sports Summit in the fair city of Portland and we’re honored to be involved. Stay tuned for more details. This is going to be a good one!


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