PPRC’s “Greening Sports” project is designed to complement 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. PPRC provides technical assistance and resources to assist these efforts.
Greening Sports Directory
Explore the first-ever concise and comprehensive Directory of local, regional, and national contacts to help sports facility managers “green” their operations.
Greening Sports Rapid Response Service
PPRC is pleased to expand our Rapid Response service to cover questions relating to any environmental challenges experienced at your sports facilities, as you work to develop greener operations. We will provide free and confidential research to help you make the right decisions.
The Vancouver Canucks, one of the founding members of the Green Sports Alliance, are one of many organizations making great strides to green their facilities. The team’s home, Rogers Arena, has accomplished tremendous reductions in waste as well as emissions from fan transportation. PPRC compiled a report on the success and challenges of the Arena’s Zero Waste program, which started in 2012. See the report HERE.
To see more success stories, visit the Natural Resources Defense Council’s Game Changer page. The NRDC is collecting reports on the North American sport’s industry’s most successful greening initiatives. The reports, it says, “celebrate the sport’s industry’s growing embrace of environmental stewardship.” Also, they provide a great resource for other facilities looking for successful greening models.
New EPA Web Resource Guide: Green Sports
All in one place, for the first time ever, EPA has created a Green Sports web page guiding users to dozens of EPA programs and resources that help sports teams, facilities, fans, and leagues green their sports operations. The web page also showcases green sports benefits, success stories, calculators, recognition programs, and additional resources. Take a look; we’re sure you’ll get a lot out of it!
New Solar Electric Guide for Stadiums and Arenas
The Solar Electric Guide for Your Stadium or Arena is a clear guide to developing on-site solar power generation at professional and collegiate sports stadiums and arenas. Updated in August 2013, the Guide offers steps to take, tips to succeed, case studies, and more – including a searchable list of state financial incentives (grants, loans, rebates, tax credits, and more) relevant to any athletic facility considering solar.
The guide is authored by the Bonneville Environmental Foundation (BEF), the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), and Green Sports Alliance (GSA). PPRC provided research support, funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Learn more about the guide in this blog post.