Going green

Environmental review, design, and operation of sports facilities

Authored by: Alex Porteshawver

Routledge Handbook of Sport and the Environment

Print publication date:  August  2017
Online publication date:  July  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138666153
eBook ISBN: 9781315619514
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Professional sports teams have demonstrated that “going green” means more than generating profits. It means how teams build, operate, and manage their stadiums’ impacts on natural resources. By incorporating sustainable practices, they can help raise collective awareness of some of the most important issues of our time. 1 Over the past decade, stadium developers and teams have used their influence to showcase the need to incorporate sustainability into business (Henley, Hershkowitz, & Hoover, 2012). The real questions are have they done enough and what more can they do?

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