The wide world of green sports, in easily digestible nuggets
There are various and sundry things to report on the green sporting goings-on from the last — ahem — two months, so with no further ado:
The synthetic-turf debate hits the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, The Nantucket Independent, the Port Washington News, and some small rag called The New York Times. Also, golfers at Luxembourg Airport (wha?) will putt on the stuff.
The National Hockey League Players’ Association has partnered with the David Suzuki Foundation to offset emissions from all the
The Super Bowl will go green (again). So will the New England Patriots, who may have an eensy-weensy chance at playing in said Super Bowl. Also, Tom Brady is hot. And speaking of hot (awkward segue alert!), a November football match between the University of Florida and Florida State claims to have been the first college sporting event to offset its emissions.
In non-American football news, Johannesburg is aiming for sustainability when it hosts the 2010 World Cup.
Brooks Sports is introducing an athletic shoe with a biodegradable midsole.
The surfing industry is getting on board (ha!) with the green revolution.
California ski resorts were rated on their eco-friendliness; of the 19 graded, two — Alpine Meadows and Squaw Valley — received A’s. Meanwhile ski resorts across the nation join hotels in trying to balance greenness with luxury.
Five Maryland Congressfolk are urging CSX Corp. not to ship hazardous materials alongside Camden Yards during stadium events, including Ravens and Orioles games (those would be football and baseball games, for the un-sported). “Having 70,000 people gathered just 35 feet from toxic trains is like painting a giant bulls-eye on our community,” says Rep. Elijah Cummings.
Nike has joined the Coalition for Responsible Transportation and pledged to use liquefied natural gas instead of diesel at the ports in Los Angeles and Long Beach, Calif. And speaking of Long Beach, its annual Toyota Grand Prix will feature fuel-efficient vehicles.
Whew. Time to hit the showers.