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Oak View Group Creates Program to Combat Climate Change

Oak View Group, the Atlanta Hawks and State Farm Arena, Fenway Sports Group, and Jason F. McLennan have joined forces to accelerate the sports industry’s response to climate change with the GOAL program. GOAL, which stands for Green Operations and Advanced Leadership, will provide venues with a tactical roadmap, tracking tools, a library of resources […]

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Green Sports Alliance Launches Sports Venue Playbook

The Green Sports Alliance, a nonprofit that aims to have professional sports leagues, sports-governing bodies, colleges, teams, venues, their partners and fans to embrace more sustainable practices, has released the Food Waste Diversion and Compostable Packaging Playbook, supported by its corporate membership network and member NatureWorks. The purpose is to address how certified compostable food […]

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ASM Global, Honeycomb Strategies Partner on Sustainable Venues Future

ASM Global has announced a partnership with Honeycomb Strategies, a consultant in sustainability for the hospitality, sports and event industries, to work on major sustainability investments with its current and potential future venues. The move demonstrates ASM Global’s focus on sustainability in the event industry. ASM Global facility owners and operators will leverage Honeycomb Strategies’ […]

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The Ocean Race
The Ocean Race – which starts in Alicante, Spain, on January 15, 2023, and will end in Genoa, Italy, six months later – hopes to reduce its carbon footprint.

The Ocean Race Aims to Reduce Carbon Footprint for 2023

The Ocean Race — a multiple week yacht race around the world — is aiming to cut greenhouse gas emissions by up to 75 percent for the 2022-23 competition and is working with sailing teams, host cities, partners and suppliers in a shared ambition to hold a climate positive event. The race is aiming to […]

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The University of Oregon has partnered with Foodstiks to provide compostable cutlery during the 2022 World Athletics Championships.

University of Oregon Partners With Foodstiks During World Athletics Championships

The 2022 World Athletics Championships, which are being held July 15-24 at Hayward Field at the University of Oregon, have partnered with Foodstiks to help incorporate more sustainability during the event. Headquartered in St. Petersburg, Florida, Foodstiks are compostable wood cutlery, which are 100 percent natural, renewable and compostable and a green alternative to plastic. […]

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Levi's Stadium features a green roof with a variety of plants, and those plants are sustained with recycled water.

San Francisco 49ers, Levi Strauss Team Up for Conservation

Winning on the field is important to every team in the National Football League. But generating wins off the field is just as important to the local community. The San Francisco 49ers opened their new venue — Levi’s Stadium — in 2014 in Santa Clara, California. In addition to hosting 49ers games, the stadium welcomes […]

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Atlanta’s State Farm Arena Earns Zero Waste Certification

State Farm Arena in Atlanta, home of the Hawks, has been awarded TRUE Platinum certification from Green Business Certification, Inc., a sustainability and health certification and credentialing body. State Farm Arena is now the first sports and live entertainment venue in the world to receive TRUE certification. Since May 2021, the venue has consistently diverted […]

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Oak View Group Launches OVG360 Brand

Oak View Group has rebranded its OVG Facilities division after its recent acquisition of Spectra and renamed the division OVG360. The new brand will also launch a sustainability initiative aimed at giving advice to venues on how to better combat climate change. Along with its clients that includes arenas, stadiums, convention centers, performing arts centers, […]

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McEnroe Brothers Heading to Antarctica for Ocean Conservation Tennis Exhibition

Tennis legends John and Patrick McEnroe will play the first ever exhibition match in Antarctica as part of a two-week cruise voyage in support of raising funds and awareness for ocean conservation. The expedition, February 22 through March 5, 2022, is curated for an intimate group of tennis aficionados and guests will have the opportunity […]

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Fans going to the Footprint Center for Phoenix Suns and Mercury games will have food served in Footprint’s biodegradable, compostable, and recyclable solutions as well as educational points about the positive impact of making a switch from single-use plastics in their everyday lives.

Home of Phoenix Suns, Phoenix Mercury Rebranded as Footprint Center

The Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury have announced a long-term partnership with Footprint, a material science company, that includes naming rights and product integration within the team’s downtown Phoenix arena. The Footprint Center will host fans for Suns and Mercury games with food served in Footprint’s biodegradable, compostable and recyclable products. The venue will also […]

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