In a recent press release, we announced our latest project with the Portland Timbers, Oregon’s Major League Soccer team. We gifted their most loyal fans with a small piece of Timbers’ history to start their 2015 season.
Read the full press release here.
Relan turned 12,000 square feet of old Timbers’ banners into document cases holding season tickets for members of their 2015 Axe Society.
We are back talking with Kari Brizius of Relan. Relan is the social enterprise that works to reduce waste by repurposing banners and billboards into promotional bags and accessories. Kari answers some question about some of the unique characteristics of Relan and sustainability before going through the lightning round Q & A’s.
What is one Social Enterprise that we should all check out?
What is one piece of advice you give to an aspiring change agent?
- Do you research on what you think you believe in and then follow your heart
What is your favorite fun escape?
- Yoga and anything with my kids
What is one book we should all start reading?
The first thing we can all do right now to start changing the world?
- Stop talking about things and start taking any kind of action.
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We here at GreenSportsBlog love the Waste Management Phoenix Open. It is Zero Waste. It is the model for greening all golf tournaments. Plus they have a caddie race during the actual tournament (more on that later). And now, the Waste Management Phoenix Open is getting even greener.
How can the Waste Management Phoenix Open get any greener? It’s already Zero-Waste. In fact, the best attended tournament (500,000+ fans annually) on the PGA Tour has diverted 100% of its waste from landfill in 2013 and 2014, via recycling, composting and waste-to-energy programs. You read that right: 100% diversion from landfill!
So, we ask again: How can the greenest golf tournament in the US get greener? By water conservation/restoration, that’s how! According to a story in yesterday’s Environmental Leader, the 2015 Waste Management Phoenix Open, which takes place Jan 25-Feb 1, will sponsor Change The Course, a “first-of-its kind water…
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There’s a growing category of businesses looking to make money while saving the world. Rather, they look to have some sort of social or environmental impact while running a business and providing jobs. They’re called for-benefit or part of the “fourth sector.” If you’re looking to get into the sector, good news: There’s an effort underway in California to make it easier to do good while doing business.
Last week in Los Angeles, the Summit co-hosted an event covering the impact economy, including brainstorming ideas about how to help for-benefit companies startup and grow in California and also discussing the benefits of using the innovative “Pay for Success” model to fund government programs and projects.
Calling it “Growing the Impact Economy in California,” the Summit’s Capital Action Team co-hosted the event with the White House’s Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership. Since for-benefit companies don’t fit in the same category as a for-profit or nonprofit, there are a number of barriers to starting up and growing through capital investment.
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Rugby makes its first appearance in this space, the University of Colorado Athletics Department gets even greener (they were pretty green already!), and the first ever solar bike lane goes live. All in all, a lively Green Sports News & Notes for a Thursday. Let’s get to it!
CARDIFF (WALES) BLUES GO GREEN
The Cardiff Blues of the Guiness Pro 12 league have added a green “3rd” jersey to their standard blue home and away kits. Why? The green jerseys are a result of a new sponsorship with DS Smith, a London-based packaging and recycling company. Underneath the sponsor’s logo (corporate sponsor presence on jerseys is commonplace in sports everywhere but in the US/Canada) is the tagline “Turning The Blues Green”, which encourages fans of the Welsh club to live more sustainably. In an interview with World Rugby Shop, Tim Price, Marketing Director at DS Smith shared that “the launch of…
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