11 Apr '11, 11pm

Pro sports are going greener, and that means the rest of us are too

Pro sports are going greener, and that means the rest of us are too

The Natural Resources Defense Council, which laid the groundwork for the GSA, has been working with pro sports teams and leagues for years to help them get greener. I caught up with NRDC Senior Scientist Allen Hershkowitz to find out what kind of environmental progress is being made in professional sports and how that can ripple out through the broader culture. He was enthusiastic about the leagues' commitment to a smarter future, and their ability to change not just the way they do business but also hearts and minds. "More Americans watch football on Sunday than go to church," Hershkowitz said. "Sports are the most watched TV shows in the world. And if you want to change the world, you've got to go where the world is."

Full article: http://www.grist.org/sustainable-business/2011-04-11-pro-...

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