Past Event

Greening the World Through Sports

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Wed, May 22 2013 - 6:00pm

Justin Zeulner, Senior Director of Sustainability and Public Affairs, Portland Trail Blazers
Darby Hoover, Senior Resource Specialist, Natural Resources Defense Council
Robin Raj, Founder/Executive Creative Director, Citizen Group
Allen Hershkowitz, Director, Sports Greening Project, Natural Resources Defense Council – Moderator

Joining environmental advisers to Major League Baseball, the NBA, the NHL, Major League Soccer, USTA, the NFL and other leagues and teams, Dr. Allen Hershkowitz, director of the Sports Greening Project of the Natural Resources Defense Council, will lead a panel discussion of how the major leagues provide leadership in sports environmental work, education, information and sustainable practices at the local, national and international levels. Greening new sports facilities, renovating iconic sports stadiums and arenas, and engaging professional teams, leagues and athletes, the sports universe provides unparalleled opportunities to reach out to hundreds of millions of fans about the critical importance of environmental challenges, such as energy efficiency, clean air, healthy food, recycling, climate change, and water protection and conservation. Our expert panel of sports environmentalists will discuss the many pioneering ways that the sports industry is doing to save the environment for future generations of sports fans and athletes.

MLF: Environment & Natural Resources
Location: SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m. program
Cost: $20 non-members, $8 members, $7 students (with valid ID)
Program Organizer: Ann Clark
Also know: Photo courtesy the Seattle Mariners