The Green Sports Alliance is a nonprofit that leverages the cultural and market influence of sports to promote healthy, sustainable communities where we live and play. The Alliance does so by inspiring sports leagues, teams, venues, their partners and millions of fans to embrace renewable energy, healthy food, recycling, water efficiency, species preservation, safer chemicals and other environmentally preferable practices. Since launching nationally in March 2011 with 6 professional teams, including the NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers and WNBA’s Seattle Storm, and 5 venues as founding members, the Green Sports Alliance has grown to nearly 300 teams and venues from 20 different sports leagues and 14 countries. Currently, the NBA and 18 of its teams and arenas have joined the Alliance. Learn more
The Arbor Day Foundation, founded in 1972 on the centennial of the first Arbor Day, is a million member nonprofit conservation and education organization with the mission to inspire people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees. As part of NBA Green Week, the NBA encouraged fans to share what they do to ‘go green.’ For each time #NBAGreen was used, the NBA planted one tree in partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation. Learn more
BEF empowers businesses to be in balance with the environment through a full suite of products, programs and custom solutions that help address environmental impacts in the areas of energy, carbon and water. BEF works collaboratively with corporate partners to achieve their sustainability goals and go beyond operational efficiency.
NEEF is a non-profit environmental education organization. NEEF’s vision is that by 2022, 300 million Americans actively use environmental knowledge to ensure the wellbeing of the earth and its people. To achieve its vision, NEEF offers science-based, unbiased information through its own communications platforms, as well as a network of trusted professionals and affinity communities that, with their relationships and credibility, amplify environmental messages to national audiences. NEEF also implements environmental education initiatives in areas that best connect with everyday life: health, weather + climate, and nature where we live, learn, work, and play. Learn more at NEEFusa.org – or follow NEEF on Facebook & Twitter. Learn more
Sport and Sustainability International (SandSI) seeks to ensure that sustainability is a key business principle throughout the global Sports industry. Sustainability in sport and sustainability through sport. SandSI aims to become the world’s most inclusive and influential sustainability network for sports federations, leagues, clubs, venues, businesses and fans seeking to address climate change and other pressing environmental, social and ethical issues. SandSI leverages the cultural and market influence of sports to promote healthy, sustainable and just communities, aligning itself on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Learn more