09 Oct '16, 10pm

Rick Fedrizzi on the White House announcement of National Green Sports Day

Eight years ago, in the nation’s capital, the Washington Nationals Park baseball stadium became the first major professional sports stadium in the country to be recognized for its leadership in sustainable building, achieving LEED ® certification and making it a shining example of how sports and sustainability are coming together to make a positive impact on our communities and our planet. Today, I am excited to see that President Obama has taken note of this special connection between sports and sustainability by issuing a presidential message to inaugurate the first-ever National Green Sports Day. Athletes inspire us with their leadership—not only on the field or court, but also in our communities and society, where they are speaking up and engaging with their teammates and fans on the impact climate change is having on sports. The stadiums and venues that captivate us i...

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