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.
We just returned from the Green Sports Alliance (GSA) Summit and couldn’t be more excited about what we learned. The GSA really delivered this year with their lineup of speakers, the events, and the content. We were able to tour Soldier Field, interact with several industry leaders, and hold meaningful conversations about sustainable business practices and the work we’re doing helping teams reduce their trash to landfills. Though we have a long list of takeaways, here are six reasons why we’re fired up after attending the Summit:
This year’s Green Sports Alliance (GSA) Summit is just around the corner and we could not be more excited for this year’s event. The annual gathering, which is taking place in Chicago from June 29-July 1 this year, brings more than 800 industry stakeholders together to share ideas, spark conversations, and promote sustainable business practices within the sports industry. Since 2012, we’ve partnered with the GSA to provide conference bags made from repurposed materials for their attendees, and we love having the opportunity to connect with members of the sports community to talk fan engagement and sustainability.
Whether this is your first time hearing of the GSA Summit or you’re a veteran attendee, here are five reasons why we are excited to be attending this year’s event: