What do we love more than the Bears? Environmentally friendly sports facilities! Fans are cheering as their favorite teams are implementing sustainability practices. Sporting events, athletes and team owners have long influenced consumer buying power and lifestyle choices. Media has utilized America’s traditional love of sports to spread important messages on many community and social issues throughout the globe. Over the last seven years, major sporting venues have directly initiated more sustainable and green practices.
Proudly, Chicago’s own Soldier Field became the first North American NFL stadium to achieve LEED certification in 2012. According to an article by SoldierField.Net, “Soldier Field completed a rigorous certification and application process with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and was awarded LEED – EB Certification.”
Well-known sport venues are working hard to implement new, environmentally-conscious standards to benefit their fans, the surrounding community & environment. A few examples include: increased recycling and composting, serve locally grown food, donate unused food to homeless shelters, and of course, using green cleaning products.
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