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​Through a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the KY EXCEL Program, with assistance from the Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center at the University of Louisville, developed the "Get the Green Ball Rolling" project and compiled multiple resources to assist sporting venues in their environmental stewardship practices.

Green Venue Resources

See the progress Penn State has made in greening its stadium through good waste management practices. ​

The Seattle Mariners have made great strides in recycling at their stadium. This document shares their success.  ​

This manual produced by the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources details how facilities can reduce their water usage.  ​

Check out this event that can help sporting facilities go green.  ​

The EPA page has information on setting up recycling programs.  ​

This article describes the effort of Yale University in establishing a green athletics program.  ​

This article presents five easy ways sports fans can green their taligating parties. Pass these on to your program's fans.  ​

Sports and sustainabililty do go together. This toolkit can show you how.  ​

Minor league baseball has made a commitment to go green.  Find out about ways they are achieving their goal and take advantage of resources they provide.  ​

Check out this article and how Lexington's minor league baseball team has stepped up to the plate when it comes to waste management.  ​

This document details the Louisville Cardinals' efforts to become more sustainable.  ​

NASCAR has done much to become more environmentally friendly. Read how they have implemented recycling, a biofuels program and much more.​

​Check out EPA's effort to help green the racing industry.

Check out members, venues and partners in the Green Sports Alliance. 

​See how the PGA is taking steps toward environmental stewardship. 

This study details how much professional sports organizations disclose regarding environmental efforts.​

Green Sporting Event Resources
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​Researchers from the EPA and their partners have teamed up to gain a deeper understanding of the balance between sustainability in the environment, society and economy.

​This guide suggests ways that sports can go green by saving energy, cutting waste and preventing pollution. There are ideas for fans, colleges, universities, stadiums, leagues and more to protect the environment.

Safer Choice assists consumers, businesses and purchasers to locate products that perform well and are safer for human health and the environment.​

​The WaterSense Program seeks to protect the future of our country's water supply by promoting the value of water efficiency, offering easy ways for consumers to save water and encouraging innovation in manufacturing.

​The USGBC is working to change the way our buildings are designed, constructed and operated through LEED or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. 

​The ISO 50001 Energy Management System supports organizations in all sectors to use energy more efficiently through the development of an energy management system.

​The alliance uses the influence of sports to inspire sports leagues, teams, venues, their partners and millions of fans to embrace renewable energy, recycling, water efficiency and other environmentally preferable practices to promote healthy, sustainable communities.

​This ISO 20121 guide to an event sustainability management system is a practical tool for managing events so that they contribute to the three dimensions of sustainability---economic, environmental and social.  

​The partnership seeks to reduce air pollution and water usage associated with electric power generation by on-site electricity generation that captures the heat that would otherwise be wasted to provide useful thermal energy, such as steam or hot water, that can be used for space heating, cooling, domestic hot water and industrial processes.

​As part of this challenge, organizations pledge to improve their sustainable food management practices and report their results. Participants, including grocers, educational institutions, restaurants, faith organizations, sports and entertainment venues and hospitality businesses, prevent and divert wasted food in their operations to feed the hungry, save money and reduce their environmental footprint. 

​This is a voluntary energy conservation program that has helped identify and promote energy efficiency in products, homes and buildings throughout the nation.

​The EPA created the portfolio manager to measure and track energy and water consumption of a building, as well as greenhouse emissions. You can use this tool to set your energy use target when designing a new commercial building.