05 Mar '12, 5pm

Sporting Venues Embrace Renewable Energy

Sporting Venues Embrace Renewable Energy

Allen Hershkowitz , Senior Scientist with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is on a mission to push sports leagues and teams toward environmentally friendly practices. “Thirteen percent of Americans follow science, 56 percent of Americans follow sports,” said Hershkowitz . With hundreds of millions of patrons and billions in revenue each year, the industry has developed a unique and robust platform capable of spearheading powerful change. And Hershkowitz hopes he can leverage that platform to raise awareness about environmental issues. And one of the best ways to tackle an industry is to start with the venue. ON THE RIGHT TRACK The word NASCAR may not send thoughts of environmental stewardship running through one’s mind, but head to the Pocono Raceway in Pennsylvania and you may have a change of heart. The Pocono Raceway solar array sits on 25 acres and consists...

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