Not Waiting For The Tweets: Sports Already Lead The Way In Sustainability
Green Sports Alliance

Green Sports Alliance calls on sports fans to take Live Green or Die™ Challenge

Los Angeles Coliseum “Modernizes” With Zero Waste
Most service ware at the LA Coliseum has been switched out with compostable products such as cups (top) and cutlery, and paper and fiber-based trays, clamshells and bowls. The Coliseum’s zero waste team opted to go with only compostables and recyclables bins (bottom) in the consumer-generated waste areas.

The football stadium, home to the USC Trojans and the LA Rams, went from zero to an average of 83 percent diversion in two seasons. Organics are key to this success.
Marsha W. Johnston
BioCycle June 2017, Vol. 58, No. 5, p. 17

Advancing Sports Greening
The LED lights installed at Yankee Stadium are an example of an innovation that has rapidly become the norm at sports venues.

The Green Sports Alliance does not ask its members to be perfect, explains Justin Zeulner, Executive Director: “We ask them to show that these goals can be accomplished.”
Nora Goldstein
BioCycle May 2017, Vol. 58, No. 4, p. 41

Power Of Partnerships In Sports Greening
Green Sports: Power Of Partnerships

Professional and collegiate sports teams, and their leagues, develop vital partnerships to green their venues, operations and supply chain, while engaging fans to adopt sustainable behaviors.
Nora Goldstein
BioCycle June 2016, Vol. 57, No. 5, p. 22

BioCycle World
MGM Resorts’ 13 Las Vegas resorts diverted a total of 25,398 tons of food from landfill to compost, a 50 percent increase over 2012.

BioCycle March/April 2015 MGM Resorts’ Food Recovery Accomplishments MGM Resorts International received two national Food Recovery Challenge awards from the U.S. EPA for reducing food waste and, in the process, conserving natural resources. “MGM’s zero waste leadership has turned mountains of food scraps into compost to help fight waste and climate change,” said Jared Blumenfeld,

BioCycle World
Food Waste Reduction Alliance

BioCycle December 2014, Vol. 55, No. 11, p. 6

Colleges And Universities Invited To Compete In GameDay Recycling Challenge

GameDay Recycling Challenge invites colleges and universities across the nation to compete to see which school will produce the least amount of waste in their stadiums and tailgate areas this college football season.

Professional Teams Raise Bar On Zero Waste
Sports Venue Greening Special Report

“It is now to the point that if you don’t have a successful recycling program, you’re in the minority,” says Martin Tull, Executive Director of the Green Sports Alliance.
Marsha W. Johnston
BioCycle July 2013, Vol. 54, No. 7, p. 20

Home Run For Organics Recycling
Sports Venue Greening Special Report

The Pittsburgh Pirates have been diverting food waste from all areas of PNC Park to composting since 2009. The Boston Red Sox initiated a program in 2011, starting with restaurants in Fenway Park.
Nora Goldstein
BioCycle July 2013, Vol. 54, No. 7, p. 27