Sustainable Food Management Webinar Series: The Green Sports Alliance and the Food Recovery Challenge

Thursday February  23rd 1:00 – 2:30pm EST or 10:00 – 11:30am PST
Register here:

In this session, EPA’s Green Sports Alliance partners will present their
success  stories  and innovations in reducing food waste. You will learn
  • The  NHL’s  Food  Recovery  Program  and how it operates from the League-level. Specifically,  the  importance of gaining “buy-in” from  executives  and their staff, management of program contacts, liability and common hurdles, and methods of data tracking.
  • Petco  Park’s  improvements  and lessons learned in growing their food  waste  diversion  program. The  Padres  and  their contract partners  at  Petco  Park have improved their food waste diversion from  60  tons in 2005 to 164 tons in 2011. Petco Park is home to the Major League Baseball (MLB) team, the San Diego Padres.
  • CenturyLink field and Events Center’s successes and innovations in increasing  food  waste  diversion. CenturyLink  field and Events Center  is  a  venue  for  both  Major League Soccer (MLS) and the National Football League (NFL).
Speakers Bios
Paul LaCaruba
National Hockey League – Green initiative; Coordinator
Paul  currently  serves  as  Coordinator of the National Hockey League’s Green  initiative,  overseeing League-wide projects such as the NHL Food Recovery  Program,  Gallons  for Goals and NHL Metrics.  Paul received a bachelor’s  degree  from  NYU  and is currently studying for his J.D. at Seton  Hall University School of Law.  He is the recipient of NYU’s 2010 Allie Sherman Sports Business Leadership Award.
Alina Talbott
Petco Park – Hines Interests, LP; Assistant General Manager
Alina  is responsible for overseeing all service contracts essential for Fundamental  Systems  Management  at Petco  Park. Alina facilitated the development  and  implementation of the San Diego Padres Green Committee
and  subsequent  Green  Initiative  for  Petco  Park.  Her commitment to sustainable  business  practices helped  to  lead the ballpark to a 56% waste  diversion rate. City, State, and Federal agencies have recognized
the Padres for their performance as a Green Ballpark.
Darryl Benge
CenturyLink Field; Assistant General Manager
Darryl  oversees  maintenance and engineering, capital projects, fields, conversions  and  technical  operations for CenturyLink Field and Event Center  and  the  Virginia  Mason  Athletic  Center.  He  was previously Director of  Capital Planning and Projects where he was instrumental in the relocation of the Seahawks to their new home in Renton.”
For more information or questions about this event, contact Ashley Zanolli at or 206-553-4425.

Author: Laura B.

I'm the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center's Sustainability Information Curator, which is a fancy way of saying embedded librarian. I'm also Executive Director of the Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable. When not writing for Environmental News Bits, I'm an avid reader. Visit Laura's Reads to see what I'm currently reading.

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