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All NBA All-Star events are powered by 100% renewable energy.
JOIN THE NBA by powering your home with clean, renewable energy. Ask your electric utility about switching to renewable power suppliers such as solar and wind.The NBA and 18 of its teams and arenas have joined the Green Sports Alliance to advance environmental stewardship.

The NBA encourages public transit, walking and biking.
JOIN THE NBA in cutting back on air pollution by using alternative transportation, or choose to bike or run to practice to get a good warm-up in early.

Many NBA arenas conserve thousands of gallons of water each season by using water efficient fixtures.
JOIN THE NBA to save water by choosing water efficient fixtures. Install flow restricted aerators in your faucets to save 3-4 gallons per minute every time you turn on the tap, also saving money on your water and energy bills. A typical family of four can save 20,000 gallons of water per year with a low-flow showerhead.

Many NBA teams donate prepared but unsold food to local charities after every game. This helps feed people in need and avoid landfilling valuable food, which can release harmful greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.
JOIN THE NBA by reducing food waste in your home. Americans throw out the equivalent of $165 billion each year by wasting 40% of food that they buy. Reducing food losses by just 15% would be enough food to feed over 25 million Americans every year at a time when 1/6 Americans lack a secure supply of food to their tables.

Eight NBA teams have already installed solar panels on their arenas.
JOIN THE NBA by choosing an electric utility that uses renewable power resources.

Many NBA teams use sports lighting that is 50% more energy efficient and cuts energy costs in half.
JOIN THE NBA by switching to energy efficient lightbulbs like CFLs or LEDs. Household CFLs are 80% more efficient than conventional bulbs and last ten times as long. Replacing 6 bulbs can save you an average of $36 per year in electricity costs.

The NBA has engaged fans at NBA All-Star Game events by handing out reusable bags made from post-consumer recycled content.
JOIN THE NBA in cutting waste by bringing a reusable bag to the store when picking up food and drinks for practices or games.

The NBA has promoted electric vehicles and used hybrid buses to shuttle fans to NBA All-Star events.
JOIN THE NBA in cutting pollution by using public transportation or carpooling with friends and teammates to games and practices, you’ll also save on your gas bills.

Many NBA teams conserve energy by using only Energy Star equipment in their kitchens.
JOIN THE NBA by choosing products with the Energy Star label when buying new appliances or electronics. Energy Star products use 20-40% less energy than standard new products and can save the typical American household about $400 each year in energy bills.

Many NBA teams provide certified organic and locally grown food (within 100 miles of the stadium) to help support sustainable agriculture and reduce their carbon footprint.
JOIN THE NBA by buying food with the USDA Organic label to support farms that don’t feed their animals antibiotics, that preserve natural resources, and that treat animals humanely.

Many NBA teams recycle paper, cardboard, glass, plastic, aluminum, food scraps, grass clippings, cooking oil, lamps and light bulbs and electronic waste.
JOIN THE NBA by recycling and helping to conserve our nation’s valuable natural resources. Participate in your community’s recycling program and put recycling bins around your home to make recycling convenient.

For the latest full list of tips from NRDC that the NBA is distributing to their fans nationwide, encouraging them to save energy and natural resources, save money, and benefit the environment please see the NRDC Greening Advisor for the NBA.