Success Stories

Find out what stadiums, teams and colleges are doing to green sports. Clicking on a topic in the top row will bring related articles to the top of the list of titles.
EPA success stories
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Title Stadiums, Venues, Events Professional Leagues Collegiate Type of Sport
Once Upon a Time NASCAR Went Green With Al Gore and the EPA [Blog entry]. September 13, 2013. * * n Motorsport
Greening Sports to Combat Climate Change [Blog entry]. August 26, 2013. * * n General
New York Mets - CitiField Environmental Assessment: MOU Annual Report (PDF) (7 pp, 347 K, About PDF) [Case study]. March 28, 2013. * * n Baseball
MetLife Stadium (formerly New Meadowlands Stadium) Environmental Assessment: MOU Annual Report (PDF) (7 pp, 345 K, About PDF) [Case study]. March 20, 2013. * * n Football
NHL Green launches Hat Tricks for Trees [Press release]. January 22, 2013. n * n Hockey
NBA Green - Things Teams Are Doing to "Go Green" [Web page]. 2013.  n * n Basketball
Sports and a Sustainable Future [Blog entry]. It's Our Environment. September 7, 2012. * * n General
The Greening of America's Favorite Pastime [Blog entry]. Greening the Apple. August 22, 2012. * n n Baseball
Ready for Reuse: Lexington County Landfill Area Superfund Site Golf Course and Driving Range (PDF) (2 pp, 1M, About PDF). August 2012 * n n Golf
Inspired by The NFL: It's Our Environment [Blog entry]. April 15, 2012. n * n Football
Brandon's Blog: A Sustainable Future [Blog entry]. March 6, 2012. n n * General
Duke Athletics upholding pledge of sustainability [Article]. February 9, 2012. * n * General
Sustainability Report 2011 Women's Final Four Basketball Tournament [Case study]. 2012. * n n Basketball
EPA Celebrates Successful Food Recycling Efforts by National Hockey League's Boston Bruins and N.J. Devils  [Press Release]. November 15, 2011. n * n Hockey
The field isn't the only thing green at the Nationals' Stadium [Blog entry]. Healthy Waters for EPA's Mid-Atlantic Region. November 11, 2011. * * n Baseball
The Keystone State’s Sustainable Sports [Blog entry]. Healthy Waters for EPA's Mid-Atlantic Region. March 17, 2011. n * n Football
Nation's first LEED Platinum designation for collegiate stadium goes to UNT's Apogee Stadium [Press release]. October 20, 2011. n n * General
Sustainability Report 2010 Men's Final Four Basketball Tournament [Case study]. 2011. n n * Basketball
State College, Pennsylvania: Beaver Stadium (PDF) (5 pp, 360 K, About PDF[Case study]. November 2009. n n * General
Whitmoyer Laboratories: Jackson Township, PA Soccer Fields from Superfund Sites (PDF) (1 pg, 128 K, About PDF). September 2009. * n n Soccer
Colorado's marquee sports and entertainment facilities join EPA "Greener Venues" partnership [Press Release].  March 19, 2009. * * n General
Take Me Out to the "Green" Ballpark: Greenversations [Blog entry]. April 22, 2008.  * * n Baseball
HP Pavilion at San Jose/Shark Tank: An Arena Recycling Success [Region 9]. 2001. * n n Hockey
Seattle Business and Industry Resource Venture's (BIRV) Seattle Mariners/Safeco Field Waste Reduction and Recycling Project [Case study]. June 1999. * n n Baseball
A Greener Green (PDF)(2 pp, 128 K, About PDF[Case study]. * n n Golf
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Other success stories
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Title Stadiums, Venues, Events Professional Leagues Collegiate Type of Sport
2014 NHL Sustainability Report [Report]. 2014. * * n Hockey
London's 2012 legacy lives on [Press release]. July 31, 2013. * n n General
Philly sports aim to hit waste out of the park [Article]. July 9, 2013. * n n General
NASCAR charged up about latest addition to green partner roster [Article]. July 1, 2013. n * n Motorsport
NASCAR has completed nearly 4 million miles of racing on 15% American Ethanol [Infographic]. July 2013. * * n Motorsport
2013 NCAA® Men’s Final Four Sustainability Impact Report: The Road to Atlanta is Paved Green (PDF) (27 pp, 8.3 M, About PDF) [Report]. May 2013. * n * Basketball
Philadelphia Eagles Continue to Lead the Way in Energy Efficiency [Article]. April 23, 2013. * * n Football
Pocono Raceway: Go Green, It's Not that Tricky [Press release]. April 7, 2013. * n n Motorsport
Smart Building Advantage (Duke Energy) Case Study: Davidson University (PDF) (2 pp, 583 K, About PDF) [Case study]. April 2013. * n * General
Sporting a greener shade. Brooklyn's Barclays Center [Article]. March 7, 2013. * n n General
‘Greenest’ Super Bowl Offsets 3.8m Pounds CO2 [Article]. February 6, 2013. * n n Football
5 Reasons Super Bowl XLVII Will Be The Greenest Yet [Article]. January 27, 2013 * n n Football
Georgia Dome Green Initiatives - Growing Green [Web page]. 2013. * n n General
Seattle Mariners Sustainability [Web page]. 2013. * * n Baseball
Olympism in Action - Sport and Environment [Web page]. 2013. * n n General
National Ski Areas Association - The Environment [Web page]. 2013. * n n Skiing
NHL Green Slapshots. [Web page]. Updated regularly. 2013. n * n Hockey
For a Greener Game -- St. Louis Cardinals. [Web page]. 2013. n * n Baseball
Let's Go Bucs. Let's Go Green [Web page]. The Philadelphia Pirates. 2013. n * n Baseball
NBA Green Initiative [Web page]. 2013. n * n Basketball
Sustainability in Gator Athletics [Web page]. 2013. * n * General
The Georgia Dome and Centennial Olympic Park [Factsheet]. 2013. * n n General
Philadelphia Eagles Go Green! [Web page]. 2013. * * n Football
Sustainable Stadium - MetLife Stadium [Web page]. 2013. * n n Football
Sustainability Through Sport (PDF)(103 pp, 7.4 M, About PDF) [Report]. 2013. * n n General
NRDC Game Changer Report: How the Sports Industry Is Saving the Environment [Report]. September 2012. * * * General
Philips Arena, Home of the Atlanta Hawks [Case study]. September 2012. * * n Basketball
Progressive Field, Home of the Cleveland Indians [Case study]. September 2012. * * n Baseball
NFL Green News [Web page]. July 26, 2012.  n * n Football
XLVI 2012 Super Bowl Sustainability Report (PDF) (64 pp, 5.3M, About PDF) [Case study]. July 2012 * n n Football
One Team, One Campus, One Planet: Connecting Athletics and Sustainability [Blog entry]. June 11, 2012. n n * General
U.S. Open -- Green Initiatives [Web page]. 2012. * n n Tennis
Sustainable Slopes: Environmental Charter for Ski Areas. Reports on results are issued annually. [Case study]. 2012. * n n Skiing
American Airlines Arena Awarded Prestigious Leed® Green Building Certification [Web page]. 2012. * n n Basketball
NHL Green Winner of Sport for the Environment Award [Press Release]. December 8, 2011. * * n Hockey
Yingli Green Energy Becomes the First Official Renewable Energy Partner of U.S. Soccer [Press Release]. Aug. 10, 2011. n * n Soccer
NASCAR Expands Tree Planting Program [Press release]. July 2, 2011.  n * n Motorsport
NHL Tries to Give Back the Water [Blog entry]. Green: A Blog About Energy and the Environment, New York Times. June 22, 2011. * * n Hockey
Greening the NHL Playoffs [Blog entry]. SustainableWritings. April 25, 2011. * * n Hockey
Amway Center - LEED Gold Certification [Web page]. April 7, 2011 * n n General
Red Sox - Fenway Greening [Web page]. 2011. * * n Baseball
Sustainability in athletics began at Middlebury with a 2005 student classroom project [Web page]. August 25, 2010. n n * General
Packers Green Team Announces 'First Downs For Trees' [Press Release]. June 30, 2010. n * n Football
Time Warner Cable Arena (TWCA) making changes [Web page]. April 8, 2009. * n n General
Mariners going green for Earth Day - Seattle to play host to first carbon-neutral game Tuesday [Press release]. April 18, 2008. * * n Baseball
Baseball makes pitch to go green - MLB, NRDC team up to create Team Greening Program [Web page]. March 11, 2008. * * n Baseball
Sustainable Soccer: How Green Projects at International Sporting Events Benefit the Fans, the Global Climate, and Local Populations (PDF) [Article]. James Mitchell in Sustainable Development Law & Policy. Winter 2007. * * n Soccer
New Soccer Stadium Sets Goals in Sustainable Waste Management [Article]. BioCycle. February 2005, Vol. 46, No. 2, p. 58. * n n Soccer
Greening Your Ski Area -- Pollution Prevention Handbook [Case study]. January 2002. * n n Skiing
Indian Wells, California: Indian Wells Tennis Center. [Video]. Explanation of Indian Wells Tennis Center recycling program. 2001. * n n Tennis