skip to main content
skip to newscasts

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Public News Service Logo
facebook instagram linkedin reddit youtube twitter
view newscast page
play newscast audioPlay

ND makes the grade in a national report evaluating public school support; SCOTUS justices express free speech concerns about GOP-backed social media laws; NH "kids on campus" program boosts retention; proposed law bans hemp sales to Hoosiers younger than 21.

view newscast page
play newscast audioPlay

The Supreme Court hears arguments on whether social media can restrict content. Biden advisors point to anti-democracy speeches at CPAC, and the President heads to the US-Mexico border appealing to voters on immigration and border issues.

view newscast page
play newscast audioPlay

David meets Goliath in Idaho pesticide conflict, to win over Gen Z voters, candidates are encouraged to support renewable energy and rural America needs help from Congress to continue affordable internet programs.

Sports Teams Using Platform to Promote Going Green

play audio
Play

Tuesday, May 30, 2017   

PORTLAND, Ore. – Sports reach millions of viewers each year and attract thousands of fans to every game, which means teams and athletes have a lot of influence.

The Green Sports Alliance recognizes that the footprint for stadiums and arenas is big. So it's focusing on sustainable ways to provide energy, water and food, and also decrease waste.

This movement started six years ago with the Portland Trail Blazers and now includes nearly 400 teams and venues around the world.

Justin Zeulner, the group’s executive director, says teams also have an opportunity to inform fans.

"So we're doing the right thing in our facility by purchasing this type of food or doing the right thing in energy, water, waste or transportation,” he states. “Join us. That starts to be a huge multiplier with the impacts that that's potential for."

The Portland Timbers, Oregon State Beavers and the University of Oregon Ducks are members of the alliance. Environmental groups such as the National Resources Defense Council, Bonneville Environmental Foundation and others helped found the alliance.

Zeulner says sports bring together fans of all different stripes and is almost unrivaled in its ability to do so. He says that provides the sports world with an opportunity, even obligation, to promote a sustainable future.

"When you start to unify people under a singular platform and then start to ask them to be a part of that through means, whether it's environmental or social, you start to move the needle and you get people to actually take legitimate action, join each other and make progress toward your goals," he points out.

Zeulner stresses the stakes for the environment are high, so people must act now to save it.

"Everyone that's involved in the sports industry is leading, and we are taking this moment in time to express that and ask for others to join us, and we encourage everyone to get involved," he states.

The alliance will be in Sacramento at the end of June for its annual summit.







get more stories like this via email

more stories
A new report shows that people who complete Prop 47-funded programs like those offered at Safe Harbor Recovery Center in Los Angeles are much less likely to be reincarcerated. (Safe Harbor)

Social Issues

play sound

Programs intended to reduce the chances that someone will end up back behind bars are working, according to a new analysis of California state data…


Social Issues

play sound

Arizona is gearing up for its presidential preference election that takes place in less than a month, and registered Democrats and Republicans were …

play sound

You might say "every day is 'bring your child to college day'" at New Hampshire's Manchester Community College. On-campus childcare programs are …


Social Issues

play sound

The number of Black mothers in Ohio who die during or following pregnancy continues to climb and health advocates said they hope to shine a light on t…

Legislative supporters say had South Dakota taken part in a new federally funded summer meal program for low-income families, an estimated 54,000 children around the state would have benefited. (Adobe Stock)

Social Issues

play sound

It's been an uphill battle for childhood nutrition advocates to advance meal access policies in the South Dakota Legislature. However, organizers say …

Social Issues

play sound

Texas postal customers, especially in rural areas, are experiencing delays in mail delivery, and some letter carriers feel it could get worse…

Social Issues

play sound

A new tool is examining child care availability in Connecticut. United Way of Connecticut's tool shows the actual number of offered child care …

 

Phone: 303.448.9105 Toll Free: 888.891.9416 Fax: 208.247.1830 Your trusted member- and audience-supported news source since 1996 Copyright 2021