McKinstry joins sports-centric alliance to accelerate decarbonization efforts for healthier and safer communities
SEATTLE, WA — McKinstry reaffirms its commitment to innovating waste and climate harm out of the built environment by joining the Green Sports Alliance (GSA). The GSA convenes professional sports leagues, sports governing bodies, colleges, teams, venues, their partnersand millions of fans around meaningful change toward a more sustainable future. McKinstry is proud to join the Green Sports Alliance as a Play to Zero® Partner and a Gold Level Sponsor of the 2023 Summit hosted at Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle.
Roger McClendon, GSA executive director shared,“The urgency of the climate crisis cannot be understated, and sports venues across the globe are uniquely positioned to Play to Zero® and lead the decarbonization movement to improve the social and environmental well-being of future generations. Through leveraging global innovation and strategic partnerships with construction and energy service providers, sports venues can optimize and modernize the athlete and fan experience, putting sustainability and carbon neutrality at the forefront of the entire sports and live events industry.”
The partnership marks a discernible effort to expand McKinstry’s Action for Impact and Zero+ commitments to sporting venues and communities across the country. Our partnership with Climate Pledge Arena serves as an example of what is possible when sporting venues dedicate themselves to energy efficiency and decarbonization efforts.
As a Play to Zero® Partner, McKinstry is honored to help create the “Building for the Next Generation” GSA Playbook on zero-carbon design-build, a comprehensive guide to help members understand the zero-carbon opportunity along with critical considerations and processes to take the first step. The guide will be launched at the 2023 Green Sports Alliance Summit in June.
“The push for sports venues to drive community impact is leading franchises to think bigger when it comes to venue districts, decarbonization and technology-driven fan experiences,” said Brian Antonsen, McKinstry senior vice president of construction sales and marketing. “With 51% of venues built before 2000, the opportunity to modernize and decarbonize at the same time is optimal. We’re excited to help guide venues to better outcomes than they thought possible.”
Join us at the annual Green Sports Alliance Summit June 26 – June 28, 2023, at Climate Pledge Arenain Seattle. Learn more about the summit by visiting https://greensportsalliance.org/events/summit/
About Green Sports Alliance The Green Sports Alliance leverages the cultural and market influence of sports to promote healthy, sustainable communities where people live and play. The Green Sports Alliance convenes professional sports leagues, sports governing bodies, colleges, teams, venues, their partners, and millions of fans around meaningful change toward a more sustainable future. Through the Play to Zero® program, it leads the embrace of renewable energy, waste diversion, water efficiency, and environmentally preferable practices. Through its marquee event greening division, The Green Sports Alliance delivers best-in-class sustainable productions to minimize environmental impacts and maximize community legacies, driving scalability and replications across the industry. The Green Sports Alliance is committed to sharing best practices, visit greensportsalliance.org for more information.
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