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Anaheim Ducks Score with Sustainability

The 2017 NHL National Green Week kicked off in March. See how the Anaheim Ducks are connecting with their fans through their sustainability mission.

 

Upcycling Just Got Cooler

I can’t believe I’m saying this but...please let it be cold. Minnesota hosts the annual U.S. Pond Hockey Championships but what does pond hockey have to do with sustainability?! You may be surprised! Find out how they incorporated eco-friendly products into this cool event!

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Circular Economy Lessons from a Florist at the #SEASummit 2016

'Imagine a world without waste!' Seems impossible, right? Well, not to one florist. In fact, that’s his mantra!

Learn why Sports Environment Alliance (SEA) #SEASummit 2016 keynote speaker, Joost Bakker, feels so positively about the world's ability to create change and what you can do to be a changemaker too!

 

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Why You Should Sprint Toward Eco-Friendly Products

“It’s a marathon, not a sprint.”

This has always been one of my favorite sayings. It reminds me that no great thing is created suddenly and that you must pace yourself. Making a positive environmental impact doesn't happen overnight, but one thing you can do is sprint toward eco-friendly products. Learn how sporting events can benefit from eco-friendly products.

 

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Purposeful Branding - Give It Your All

We are willing to bet that you participated in some kind of sport while growing up. You might not have been the next Reggie Miller and you probably didn’t earn an Olympic medal, but you’ll always remember what it felt like to give it your all.

See how we repurposed banners from the Indiana Pacers and help Pacers Sports & Entertainment give it their all to increase awareness around their sustainability efforts.

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100 years, 100 races for the Indy 500

On May 29, the Indy 500 will celebrate its 100th anniversary. The iconic race has been around since 1911 (minus a four-year hiatus during WWII) and International Motor Speedway (IMS) is going big this year to celebrate. Blake Shelton, Journey, and Skrillex are hitting the stage throughout the weekend, and the days surrounding the race are jam-packed with events for fans. Oh, and did we mention all the parties? 

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The NCAA Sweet Sixteen, #Sustainaselfie, and Sketchbook dialogs

We are officially in Sweet Sixteen territory and the next round of games kicks off today. Of all the teams playing, only two have both their men’s and women’s teams advancing to the Sweet Sixteen: Notre Dame and Syracuse. While all teams engage their students differently during March Madness, Notre Dame and Syracuse are really knocking it out of the park with their sustainability campaigns and programming.

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Sustainable spring training with the Diamondbacks

Spring training is well underway and when it comes to spring training sustainability initiatives, the Arizona Diamondbacks are the team to beat. 

In 2011, Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, the spring training facility that they share with the Colorado Rockies and the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian community, became the first LEED Gold Certified sports venue of its kind. 

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5 reasons why you should pay attention to the Portland Trail Blazers

It’s hard to believe we’re three months into 2016. Being that we’re in the heart of basketball season, it seems only natural to talk about one of our favorite teams in the NBA: The Portland Trail Blazers.

Not only are they shaking up the race to the playoffs with a hot winning streak, but the Trail Blazers are really living up to their name when it comes to sustainability.

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NASCAR’s Winning Sustainability Strategy

The DAYTONA 500 is just a few days away and this year, NASCAR fans have even more to look forward to: The 58th annual race will take place at the new Daytona International Speedway, the world’s first motorsports stadium.

NASCAR knows how to put on a good race, but it’s their sustainability initiatives that have us cheering. Since 2008....

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14 Female Pioneers You Need to Know

Last Friday, Lisa Jaster became the third woman - and first mother - to graduate from Army Ranger school. 

Here at Relan, we are especially proud: Jaster is not only a trailblazer in her field, but she was also a classmate of our president, Kari's, at West Point! 

Jaster's accomplishment got us to thinking:

Who are other female pioneers in male-dominated industries?

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A More Responsible Race: Why Marathons are Going Green

Marathon season is in full swing and runners across the country are either gearing up for or winding down from the intense 26.2 mile race. 

While running appears on the surface to be a sport with a low environmental impact (no greener form of transportation than your own two feet!), the true cost of running might surprise you. 

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5 Reasons the MN Timberwolves and Lynx are Winners in the Community

For the Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx, everything starts with the franchise’s “why”: Believe. Inspire. Unite. 

Relan sat down with Chris Wright, President for both professional basketball teams, and learned that for the Wolves and Lynx, the Twin Cities community comes first. The organizations’ FastBreak Foundation provides hands-on programs that leave a lasting impact on Minnesota youth, enabling kids to “make responsible decisions, contribute to their futures, and experience lifelong memories.” 

From their game-day events to community outreach programs, Wright left us in awe of the franchise’s passion and dedication to the Twin Cities community. “Everybody would say that we spread ourselves too thin, but we touch an amazing number of [people and] non-profits,” stated Wright. 

Here are the top 5 reasons why the Wolves and Lynx score at the top when it comes to supporting their fans and their community: 

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For the Minnesota Wild, Sustainability is a Community Effort

Believe it or not, the Minnesota Wild are already gearing up for the 2015-2016 season. But this isn’t the only reason why we’re excited to be talking about our hometown hockey team: In our latest interview, we learned just how committed the Wild are to creating a culture of sustainability with their fans, employees, and stakeholders.

We were lucky enough to chat with Kate Setley, Director of Event Management & RiverCentre Marketing for three staple buildings in St. Paul: the RiverCentre, Xcel Energy Center, and Roy Wilkins Auditorium. Setley explained that for the Wild, sustainability is a team and community effort that takes time, commitment, and a little trial-and-error.

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Minnesota Twins Knock Sustainability Out of the Park

We may be biased, but the Minnesota Twins have one beautiful ballpark. Since 2010, Target Field has been home to the MLB team and a must-see stadium for baseball fans. With the move to their own stadium from the former Metrodome, the Twins had the opportunity to build a sustainable organization from the ground up - and they did. 

Relan sat down with Gary Glawe, Senior Director, Facilities for the Minnesota Twins to chat about the Twins’ sustainability efforts. We discussed fan engagement, diversion rates, and the LEED certified ballpark. Here’s what we learned:

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