Green Sports Alliance Brings Sustainability to the Sports Industry

Big players in the North American sports industry, including the National Hockey League, Major League Baseball and National Football League, are making exciting environmental improvements as members of the Green Sports Alliance.
By Kale Roberts
April/May 2014
Add to My MSN

The Green Sports Alliance is a nonprofit organization with a mission to help sports teams, venues and leagues enhance their environmental performance. Alliance members represent over 200 sports teams and venues from 16 different sports leagues.
Photo by Fotolia/ASP Inc

Content Tools

Members of the Green Sports Alliance, an organization of more than 200 professional teams and venues committed to greening their facilities, vie each year to take home awards for top environmental improvements. Managers of basketball arenas, hockey rinks and baseball fields are competing to install solar panels, source ballpark franks from local farmers, and achieve a 100 percent recycling rate.

The results have been impressive: The National Hockey League diverted more than 105 tons of food waste from landfills in 2011; Major League Baseball’s San Francisco Giants won the 2013 Green Glove for achieving an 86 percent recycling rate; and the sustainability program for this year’s Super Bowl champs, the Seattle Seahawks, installed solar panels on CenturyLink Field Event Center that meet 30 percent of the facility’s energy needs. You can learn about what your No. 1 team is doing at Green Sports Alliance.

Kale Roberts is an assistant editor of MOTHER EARTH NEWS magazine. His interests include renewable energy, real food and sustainable rural development. You can find him on .

Post a comment below.


Subscribe Today - Pay Now & Save 66% Off the Cover Price

First Name: *
Last Name: *
Address: *
City: *
State/Province: *
Zip/Postal Code:*
(* indicates a required item)
Canadian subs: 1 year, (includes postage & GST). Foreign subs: 1 year, . U.S. funds.
Canadian Subscribers - Click Here
Non US and Canadian Subscribers - Click Here

Lighten the Strain on the Earth and Your Budget

MOTHER EARTH NEWS is the guide to living — as one reader stated — “with little money and abundant happiness.” Every issue is an invaluable guide to leading a more sustainable life, covering ideas from fighting rising energy costs and protecting the environment to avoiding unnecessary spending on processed food. You’ll find tips for slashing heating bills; growing fresh, natural produce at home; and more. MOTHER EARTH NEWS helps you cut costs without sacrificing modern luxuries.

At MOTHER EARTH NEWS, we are dedicated to conserving our planet’s natural resources while helping you conserve your financial resources. That’s why we want you to save money and trees by subscribing through our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. By paying with a credit card, you save an additional $5 and get 6 issues of MOTHER EARTH NEWS for only $12.00 (USA only).

You may also use the Bill Me option and pay $17.00 for 6 issues.