Paris We Love Green Festival Paris balanced sustainability, line-up

It's becoming increasingly popular late for festivals to reduce their carbon footprint, and to inspire recycling and a culture of sustainability. The We Love Green Festival in Paris this month pushed that concept, including attendance by experts and campaigners to...

Morocco’s 2026 World Cup bid had sustainability in mind

Moroccan officials believe that environmental sustainability can be goal if it hosts 2026 World Cup.

Akron aims to set sustainability standard for zoos with compost system

Akron aims to set sustainability standard for zoos with compost system

Meet Big Hanna. The Akron (Ohio) Zoo is the first zoo in the world to implement a composting system that will divert 47 tons of organic waste away from landfills. The zoo has unveiled the machine dubbed "Big Hanna," designed...

Orioles stadium hits environmental home run

Orioles stadium hits environmental home run

The grass and seats aren’t the only things green about Camden Yards. Oriole Park has become the first existing Major League Baseball stadium to be awarded a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold certification, reports The Baltimore Sun....

Environment scores big with zero-waste project at Super Bowl LII

Environment scores big with zero-waste project at Super Bowl LII

The NFL scored a zero-waste legacy project at Super Bowl LII, with 91 percent of all trash generated on gameday from 67,612 fans responsibly recovered through composting, recycling and reuse, according to a release. The landmark project marks the highest...

2018 Olympics leaves sustainable legacy

2018 Olympics leaves sustainable legacy

Host city carving out enduring future

Russia’s soccer stadiums go green for World Cup

Russia’s soccer stadiums go green for World Cup

The main venue for the upcoming FIFA World Cup has passed the BREEAM international certificate awarded to sustainable buildings. Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, originally built in 1955, has undergone a complete renovation ahead of the tournament to ensure it meets...

PyeongChang aims for sustainable Olympics

PyeongChang aims for sustainable Olympics

Over the past decade, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has promoted environmental friendliness and sustainability. The Olympics host countries have made renewable energy, carbon offsets and conservation aspects of their hosting plan. PyeongChang, South Korea, site of the 2018 Winter...

NHL arena achieves Canadian LEED first

NHL arena achieves Canadian LEED first

Edmonton’s Rogers Place recently became the first National Hockey League (NHL) facility in Canada to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) silver certification, according to stadium officials. Since opening in 2016, the home arena of the Edmonton Oilers...

Paris, L.A. work to build 'green' Olympics

Paris, L.A. work to build 'green' Olympics

Following the recommendations contained in Agenda 2020 by the International Olympic Committee, and its request that candidate cities present projects closely adhering to their long-term social, financial and environmental planning needs, “greenness” will be vital to any winning Olympic bid....

Infographic: The science behind sport

There’s a science to sports. From designing Olympic medal winning equipment to developing technologies that lighten the carbon footprint of the Olympic Games, Dow solutions provide many advancements to the sports world.

Qatar announces demountable World Cup stadium made from shipping containers

Qatar announces demountable World Cup stadium made from shipping containers

Qatar’s Ras Abu Aboud stadium, host of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Final, is to be a 40,000-person capacity venue built using shipping containers and modular building blocks. Each section will contain removable seats, concession stands, lavatories and other stadium...

Mercedes-Benz Stadium first pro stadium to earn LEED platinum

Mercedes-Benz Stadium first pro stadium to earn LEED platinum

Mercedes-Benz Stadium has earned LEED platinum certification, the first professional sports stadium to do so. Home to the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta United of MLS and many of the world’s top sports and entertainment events, Mercedes-Benz Stadium obtained more points...

Utah basketball complex grabs LEED gold

Utah basketball complex grabs LEED gold

The University of Utah has scored its first athletics building to be LEED gold certified. The Jon M. and Karen Huntsman Basketball Facility, home to both men’s and women’s basketball, is officially a leader in sustainable design and energy efficiency, reports Utah Business.

Kentucky scores with stadium renovation

Kentucky scores with stadium renovation

Kroger Field, home of the University of Kentucky football team, has become the first venue for any sport in the Southeastern Conference to earn LEED certification. The stadium received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design silver for its high environmental...

Giants, PG&E illuminate AT&T Park with hundreds of new LEDs

Giants, PG&E illuminate AT&T Park with hundreds of new LEDs

The San Francisco Giants and PG&E have marked another “green" milestone at AT&T Park. A recent lighting project resulted in what officials labeled “a home run of energy savings” for AT&T Park and the Giants, according to a press release....

5 NFL stadiums score big on efficiency

5 NFL stadiums score big on efficiency

Football is back. September kicks off the start of another football season. And, while most fans will be focused on what’s happening on-the-field, there’s another storyline already forming off it.

Self-powered gym opens in Switzerland

Self-powered gym opens in Switzerland

Swiss researchers have created a gym and wellness building run entirely on energy from the sun and fitness equipment, such as bikes and treadmills. The first-of-its-kind facility in the country, the gym is part of a larger innovation building project...

Fla. Planet Fitness builds solar strength

Fla. Planet Fitness builds solar strength

Planet Fitness’ St. Petersburg, Fla., club has partnered with Solar Energy Management to become the first 24/7 Planet Fitness to be a net-zero energy building, the company announced. The updated, energy efficient Planet Fitness is now 99.5 percent reliant on...

Best in sports, sustainability honored

Best in sports, sustainability honored

The Green Sports Alliance recently presented its annual Environmental Leadership Award and Environmental Innovators of the Year awards, the highlight of its annual Green Sports Celebration. The awards, now in their sixth year, recognize and celebrate the best in sports...

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