LAWRENCE, Kan. – The Sports Turf Managers Association has extended its partnership with the 2014 Green Sports AllianceSummit.
Founded in February 2010, the Green Sports Alliance is a nonprofit organization designed to help the sports industry enhance environmental performance. Members represent over 230 professional and collegiate sports teams and venues from 20 different leagues.
More than 600 industry stakeholders, including several STMA members, will participate in the fourth annual Green Sports Alliance Summit in Santa Clara, California, July 21-23, 2014. Over 80 sports and environmental leaders will engage peers about better environmental practices and proven solutions to advance the green sports movement.
STMA and the Alliance are committed to improving and protecting the environment by reducing waste, conserving energy and water and eliminating toxic chemicals. The goal is to integrate sustainability into core sports operations, engage fans and save maintenance costs in the process.
Founding partners for the Green Sports Alliance include the National Resources Defense Council and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Alliance members include Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer, National Basketball Association, National Hockey League and the United States Tennis Association.