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2013.10.06 Sunday 20:37

Rio 2016 Olympics Release Sustainability Plan

September 23, 2013--Following in the footsteps of earlier Olympic hosts, the organizing committee for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro unveiled the first version of its Sustainability Management Plan earlier this year. Expanding upon the motivation in Rios successful bid to host the Games, the plan is the organizing committees roadmap to combine the power of Olympic and Paralympic sports with the enthusiasm and festive spirit of the residents of Rio – Cariocas – to bring sustainable advantages to Brazil and the city of Rio de Janeiro.

2013.10.06 Sunday 20:35

NASCAR's Green Efforts Make It a Sustainability Leader in Sports

16 September 2013--Five years ago, NASCAR realized that it stood in an important position when it came to becoming a leader in the nation's green movement. Hosting races across the United States where fuel was consumed and emissions were sent into the atmosphere, the motorsport sanctioning body took a look at its business platform and recognized that it could turn those environmental harms into benefits.

2013.09.23 Monday 21:24

Hurley H2O Launches Blue Room and Debuts Water Awareness Platforms at the Hurley Pro

13 September 2013--Hurleys biggest H2O effort will include the H2O Blue Room, Waves for Water, The Ecology Center, and the San Onofre Foundation.

2013.09.09 Monday 22:26

US Open Green Initiative program marks its 5th year in developing environmental and sustainable efforts

August 28, 2012--The United States Tennis Association (USTA) announced today that it is marking the fifth year of its environmental initiatives at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center during the US Open, which annually attracts more than 700,000 fans during the two weeks of the event. The US Open Green Initiative has become a recognized leader in greening efforts at sporting events, those efforts aimed at making the US Open responsible for its ecological footprint and creating a sustainable future.

2013.09.09 Monday 22:22

Partnership Aims For More LEED-Certified College Stadiums

August 26th, 2013 -- College football is just around the corner. I spent my formidable years in the South, where college football is more of a religion than a sport. On game day, more than 100,000 fans crammed themselves into the stadium of my alma mater to cheer on the home team. This type of enthusiasm makes an obvious impact on the game, but fewer realize the impact on the environment.

2013.08.25 Sunday 21:44

Atlanta Falcons Encourage Fan Participation with Rise Up & Recycle Campaign

August 8, 2013--The Atlanta Falcons recently announced the teams Rise Up & Recycle campaign. Part of the Falcons wider sustainability efforts, the new program is designed both to promote recycling at the Georgia Dome and to encourage fans to do the same in their daily lives away from the stadium.

2013.08.25 Sunday 21:39

Rio 2016 Supply Chain benefits market, suppliers and environment in the Games' preparation

30 July--Reinforcing commitments made during candidacy, sustainability is an integral part of the Supply Chain Programme: waste and packaging management, minimising the use of hazardous substances, conscious use of energy and water, monitoring labour practices along the chain and developing the local market, among other things. All these matters are integrated to other criteria such as price and quality when taking decisions.

2013.08.05 Monday 21:07

Major League Baseball and NRDC Partner Again at 2013 All-Star Game

July 19, 2013--While the American League defeated the National League 3-0 in this years Major League Baseball All-Star Game at Citi Field in New York this week, the league and the Natural Resources Defense Council partnered for the sixth straight year to incorporate sustainable practices into the hosting of the event.

2013.07.07 Sunday 19:03

NHL Green legacy tree project set for 2013 NHL Draft

28 June 2013--As part of the League's commitment to preserve and support the local environments of host cities for NHL events, NHL Green today announces a legacy tree project at the 2013 NHL Entry Draft in Newark, NJ.

2013.07.07 Sunday 19:01

Six-time MotoGP Champion Becomes Newest Environmental Ambassador

FIMJune 17, 2013--Valentino Rossi, the six-time Fdration Internationale de Motocyclisme MotoGP world champion, was named the newest member of the FIM Environmental Ambassadors Team last week. Organized in June 2012 as part of the world motorcycle racing governing bodys platform for World Environment Day, the Environmental Ambassador program utilizes the recognition of high-profile motorcycle racers to increase fan engagement with environmental policy.

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