About

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is an international nonprofit environmental organization with more than 1.3 million members and online activists. Since 1970, our lawyers, scientists, and other environmental specialists have worked to protect the world’s natural resources, public health, and the environment. NRDC has offices in New York City, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Livingston, Montana, and Beijing.

Since 2004, NRDC has been a leader in the greening of professional sports. NRDC is the principal environmental advisor to Major League Baseball (MLB), the National Basketball Association (NBA), the National Hockey League (NHL), Major League Soccer (MLS), and the United States Tennis Association (USTA), and one of the advisors to the National Football League (NFL) and National Lacrosse League (NLL). NRDC’s work greening North American sports leagues is the most comprehensive and successful sports greening initiative in the world.

As a result of NRDC’s work and award-winning Greening Advisor, more than 100 professional teams have adopted environmental initiatives at their stadiums or arenas, and countless “Jewel Events” by the leagues have benefitted from NRDC’s guidance and expertise. As the chief advisor of professional sports greening, NRDC is routinely asked to speak about its sports greening work at league conferences, industry meetings, colleges and government agencies nationally.

Visit us at www.nrdc.org/sports.