About the Green Sports Alliance

The Green Sports Alliance is engaging the global sports industry to encourage measurable actions that preserve natural resources, protect species and strengthen our communities. The Alliance does this by enhancing venue operations, influencing the sports industry supply chain and mobilizing fans.

Since launching nationally in March of 2011, the Alliance has grown from 6 teams and venues to hundreds. The Alliance now represents over 260 teams, venues and universities from 20 different leagues. The Green Sports Alliance was co-founded by Paul G. Allen’s Vulcan Inc. and the Natural Resources Defense Council in February 2010.

Learn more at greensportsalliance.org and @SportsAlliance.


About The Natural Resources Defense Council

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is an international nonprofit environmental organization with more than 2 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 and collegiate 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), NASCAR and one of the advisors to the National Football League (NFL), the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) 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 major league “Jewel Events” have benefitted from NRDC’s guidance and expertise. As the chief advisor on sports greening, NRDC is routinely asked to speak about its sports greening work at league conferences, industry meetings, colleges and government agencies nationally.

Learn more at www.nrdc.org/sports.


About the Greening Advisor for Collegiate Sports

The collegiate edition of the award-winning professional sports Greening Advisors is a free online resource guide for any college or university interested in advancing sports greening on their campus. It provides a first-ever compilation of all online collegiate sports greening resources as well as comprehensive suggestions for implementing environmental initiatives in campus sports. It also showcases examples of successful programs to date.

The Greening Advisor for Collegiate Sports is endorsed by the Association for the Advancement in Higher Education (AASHE), the Green Sports AllianceNIRSA: Leaders in Collegiate Recreation, and the Stadium Managers Association.

This guide also benefitted from input from a variety of collegiate sports greening leaders. The Green Sports Alliance and NRDC would like to recognize the valuable contributions of the on-the-ground experts that made the Advisory Committee for this guide. These experts were drawn from each of the following organizations:

  • Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
  • Arizona State University
  • University of Arizona
  • University of California Los Angeles
  • Columbia University
  • University of Colorado Boulder
  • Georgia World Congress Center Authority
  • Green Sports Alliance
  • University of Florida
  • Milepost Consulting
  • University of Minnesota
  • National Collegiate Athletics Association
  • Natural Resources Defense Council
  • NIRSA: Leaders in Collegiate Recreation
  • North Carolina State University
  • University of Oregon
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Texas
  • Santa Clara University
  • Sustainable America
  • University of Washington
  • Willamette University
  • Yale University
  • 360 Architecture