Nearly 150 million Americans attend a baseball, basketball, hockey, or football game each year.
Team and stadium owners, as well as league officials, are getting wise to different ways to save while still providing a great experience for fans.
The National Football League has a green advisory committee to help it, among others things, stop water waste. The PGA of America teamed up with Audubon International to conserve water and encourage wildlife preservation. And Major League Baseball hooked up with the Natural Resources Defense Council to create sustainable stadium operations and team practices.
Water savings is a top priority for sports professionals and enthusiasts because water is so critical to game playing, whether its to keep the field green or the athletes hydrated.
World Water Day is recognized every year on March 22nd. It's a day meant to recognize the single most important chemical compound for the preservation of human life -- water. In support of World Water Week, Underwriters Laboratories is asking consumers to pledge to reduce their household water usage and has launched an interactive ‘Save Your Water’ consumption calculator that shows consumers how to make simple lifestyle changes and take the pledge.
On Thursday March 25th 2010, people in hundreds of cities around the world will come together offline to rally around important education causes by hosting local events to have fun and create awareness. Twestival uses social media for social good! All of the local events are organized 100% by volunteers and 100% of all ticket sales and donations go direct to the projects. This year the focus is education.
Click here for more information and to register your city.
TrashTalk is a new initiative from the SENSEable City Lab and inspired by the NYC Green Initiative that's studying waste management. Specifically, the effort seeks to use technology to understand our removal chain as well our supply chain.
The effort uses hundreds of small, smart, location aware tags to examine how we get rid of waste. In the end, the minute details could provide great amounts of data that could yield a more sustainable future.
If you are opposed to fur, then check out this great new option for you! Imposter is a brand new faux-fur line that has created a new prominent symbol to showcase your compassion for NOT wearing real fur. The IM symbol, found on each garment, proudly shows the world that no animals were harmed in the making of your outfit.
The Hip Hop Caucus is an organization whose mission is to foster civic engagement among young people on issues of social and economic justice, human rights, the environment, and international peace, so they can attain increased opportunities for themselves and their communities. Their main focus is on meeting young people where they are, by linking cultural expression with social and political experience.
It occurred to me as I was having my morning coffee that I advise readers in The Green Blue Book that it may take several cups of water to brew a cup of coffee, but it takes 37 gallons to actually make the coffee for that cup. The water it takes to grow the coffee outweighs the water it takes to make a cup, I write.
Live Earth has teamed up with Active Networks to offer you free training plans to prepare for the Live Earth Run for Water on April 18th. The beneficial tips are written by Coach Jenny Hadfield and will help you regardless of your current level.
Triple Pundit featured a great panel summary from last week's State of Green Business Forum. Of the four green marketing points, the first title was a message of clarity: "No such thing as a green consumer."
Continuing forward into the panel report, it says:
In December, 21-year old Katie Spotz set off on the adventure of a lifetime — a solo row across the Atlantic Ocean! She is now over halfway between Africa and South America. After 2,500 miles and 70-100 days alone at sea, she will become the youngest person ever to row an ocean solo and the first American to row from Africa to South America.