Mark your calendar.
The White House.
Green Sports at the White House.
Today is a big day. The first annual Green Sports Day!
On the tail of the Pittsburgh Penguins' trip to meet President Obama and receive a hearty congratulations for their 2016 Stanley Cup win, President Obama also thanked the NHL's sustainability program (NHL Green) and the Green Sports Alliance for their leadership and action in stemming climate change.
And the Green Sports Alliance has officially proclaimed today -- October 6th, 2016 -- the First Annual Green Sports Day.
"Serious environmental issues threaten our communities and the health of our planet.
Sports is a $1.5 trillion industry around the world.
As the industry association that convenes stakeholders throughout sports, the Green Sports Alliance is uniquely positioned to amplify environmental causes and activate passionate fans everywhere. Therefore, the Green Sports Alliance proclaims today, October 6, 2016 as the first annual Green Sports Day.
The Green Sports Alliance commits to intensify our work to mitigate the effects of climate change as we:
- Continue our leadership role in this movement;
- Leverage the cultural and market influence of sports to change attitudes and behaviors; and
- Celebrate next October the accomplishments achieved throughout the year."
Stay tuned for more exciting green sports announcements today...