The Green-Sports movement not only grew in 2014, it matured. Growth came from new LEED Certified stadia/arenas and from many more Zero-Waste games. Maturity came from the fact that greening is increasingly the rule rather than the exception. With this maturity comes responsibility. In GreenSportsBlog’s case, our responsibility is to offer readers a Best/Worst of Green-Sports, 2014.
GREENEST SPORTS LEAGUE/ASSOCIATION/CONFERENCE
This one’s easy!
The National Hockey League (NHL) broke new ground with the issuance of the first-ever sustainability report sanctioned by a North American sports league. You really should read it if you haven’t already done so. The report is rigorous–it measured the league’s CO2 footprint from Scope 1 (direct), Scope 2 (indirect) and even some hard-to-get-at Scope 3 (other indirect) emissions, like NHL League and Club business air travel, as well as waste disposal at NHL arenas and offices. And, as the saying goes, “what gets measured gets managed”: Measured league Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions declined 28% from the…
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