Photo: otakuchick via FlickrEvery three-point shot made by a Seattle Storm player this season will be a slam dunk for a local forest.
Through a partnership with Carter Subaru, a local car dealership that promises to plant trees for every test drive, the Seattle Storm were able to plant 154 trees last year as part of their “3’s for Trees” campaign. This year, they’re aiming for even more trees planted on the Mountains to Sound Greenway, the scenic byway along I-90.
Joining the ranks of other green sports stars, the Seattle Storm have also committed to reducing the footprint of their games by upping recycling efforts, cutting paper use, and ensuring that merch stands are selling ecofriendly goods like “Thundersticks” made from biodegradable plastic. They’re also asking fans to take a pledge to make easy changes at home.
This Thursday, Seattle’s belles of the ballcourt will storm into Key Arena for “Go Green Night” during a nationally televised game with their Western Conference rival, the Sacramento Monarchs. They’ll be handing out Storm-branded low-energy night lights, wearing their green-colored jerseys and organic cotton shooting shirts, and dispensing green tips throughout the night.