Read the full story in Waste360.
Brad Mohr, director of stadium operations for the Cleveland Browns, is a leader in the waste and recycling industry for sporting events. In addition to being responsible for the stadium’s front-of-house operations, Mohr is an active participant in the northeast Ohio’s green community.
Mohr kicked off his operations career in 1995 with the Cleveland Indians and has also worked in Chicago at the United Center, home of the Chicago Bulls and Blackhawks, and U.S. Cellular Field, home of the White Sox. He is also a current member of the Green Sports Alliance and Stadium Managers Association.
He has shared his story and successes locally, nationally and internationally and will be speaking about food waste reduction and recovery from large and small venues at Waste360’s WasteExpo this June as part of the Food Recovery Forum.
Waste360 recently spoke with Mohr about his role as director of stadium operations for the Cleveland Browns and the team’s latest waste and recycling efforts.
Read the full story in Pacific Standard.
Gretchen Bleiler, a dreamy-eyed American snowboarder with an Olympic medal shining under her hoodie, stood clinking cocktail glasses with the likes of Dr. Neil Hawkins, the poker-faced vice president and chief sustainability officer of the Dow Chemical Company. Moments earlier, Lewis Pugh, a hunky Briton known for swimming among Arctic ice floes wearing nothing but Speedos, a swimming cap, and goggles, had just wrapped up a speech about his firsthand experience with melting polar ice. Pugh and Bleiler were part of the unlikely delegation that showed up at the COP21 climate talks last December, hoping to inspire sports teams, athletes, and fans around the world to seize the torch of sustainability.
Should these individuals’ efforts prove successful, the environmental movement would gain an enormous new constituency. But how, then, do we grapple with sports’ own impact on the environment?
Thu, Mar 24, 2016 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CDT
Register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/816115077454002178
Over the past decade, a growing number of collegiate athletic programs have initiated or expanded their sustainability systems. With athletics traditionally recognized as “the front porch of the campus,” campus sustainability efforts also benefit from the high profile and fan engagement that athletics initiatives bring. This webinar will highlight collegiate sports greening and its benefits to the campus, how athletics and sustainability staff and other stakeholders can work together to build a collegiate sports greening program, how to get credit for sports greening in STARS, and how to win new sponsors to help fund sustainability.
Panel Discussion Will Cover:
- How to leverage colleges’ and universities’ biggest sustainability platform – sports
- Engaging campus sports program: what do they want?
- Fielding a sports sustainability team: student/staff/community power-plays
- Kickoff: A zero waste ground game sets up the long pass
- Paying it forward: sponsorships, bigger teams, and brighter lights
- John Galvin | Assistant Manager of Athletic Operations & Facilities, CU-Boulder
- Angie Gilbert | Zero Waste Events Manager, ESPN; Environmental Center, CU-Boulder
- SarahDawn Haynes | Outreach Manager, Environmental Center, CU-Boulder
- Allen Hershkowitz | President, Green Sports Alliance
- Brandon Leimbach | Sr. Manager- Business Development, Learfield Sports
- Dave Newport | Director, Environmental Center, CU-Boulder
Read the full post at Clean Technica.
While earlier Super Bowls, including Super Bowl XLVIII in East Rutherford New Jersey in 2014, and Super Bowl XLIX last year in Glendale, Arizona, charted progress, this year’s edition is leading the way. Since opening up in 2014, the home of the San Francisco 49ers garnered a lot of buzz for its high-tech initiatives, including stadium-wide Wi-Fi. Yet, its green initiatives really put this stadium on the map.
Read the full story from Colorado University.
The University of Colorado Boulder will enlist the help of basketball fans in a program to restore water to the Colorado River Basin and engage community members in at-home water and energy conservation.
Read the full story at GreenBiz.
Ohio State has set an audacious, university-wide green goal for itself: Attain carbon neutrality by 2050 (PDF). Getting there will take the blocking and tackling one might expect: a cleaner and more efficient energy mix, improved energy efficiency of its buildings, significant waste reductions, cleaner travel and commuting options and buy-in from all stakeholders.