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Resources to Green Sports

A number of organizations have created valuable resources to green various aspects of your favorite sports.

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Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) Game Changer Report — provides a collection of never-before-assembled case studies of the sports industry's most prominent and successful greening initiatives from across North America.

Council for Responsible Sport (CRS) — The mission of the Council for Responsible Sport is to provide objective, independent verification of the socially and environmentally responsible work event organizers are doing, and to actively support event organizers who strive to make a difference in their communities.

Greening Sports — the Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center's (PPRC) "Greening Sports" project is designed to compliment efforts by the Green Sports Alliance, U.S. EPA, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and others to assist sports teams, venues, and leagues to reduce their environmental footprint and improve their economic performance.

Greening Sports Directory — This directory offered by PPRC connects you to contacts offering practical next steps and guidance on greening your sports facility’s operations under these major categories: energy efficiency, green cleaning, green purchasing, waste management, and water efficiency.

Why Be Green - Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) — Many of the suggestions in this guide can reduce operating costs. Improved efficiency means less waste, which often translates into cost savings.

Green Sports Alliance Operations Roadmap (PDF) (19 pp, 1.6 M, About PDF) is designed to support the members of the Alliance in their efforts to improve environmental performance, reduce operating expenses, and develop opportunities for new revenue through sponsorship and ticket sales. 

Solar Electric Guide for your Stadium or Arena: A guide to help professional and collegiate sports teams and venues develop successful on-site solar power generation. However you decide to approach the project and the subsequent financing, this is the right time to be considering installing solar. With incentives currently making it more affordable and the movement still fresh enough to provide valuable leadership opportunities, there may never be a better time to act.  

Sports Illustrated Cover Story "Going, Going Green" — As global warming changes the planet, it is changing the sports world.

Sustainable Events with ISO 20121 — This brochure presents a concise overview of the ISO International Standard, ISO 20121:2012. ISO 20121 is a management system standard that has been designed to help organizations in the events industry improve the sustainability of their event-related activities, products and services.