On June 19, BCL’s Director of Engagement Steve Hams, and BCL Sports Sector team co-lead Lew Blaustein, the founder of the GreenSportsBlog, will be on the Sports, Carbon & Climate panel discussing how the sports sector will benefit from carbon pricing proposals under consideration at the federal and state levels.
“We’re honored and excited to be a part of the summit,” Hams said. “We have tremendous respect for the high level of operational sustainability achieved by the Green Sports Alliance and by its members, and for the awareness they have brought to fans and stakeholders regarding the increasing effects of climate change on the sports industry.”
The summit is considered the largest and most influential gathering for the sports community to unite around sustainability. The event brings together hundreds of industry stakeholders to learn and share better practices and the latest innovations in greening operations, advancing the supply chain and engaging fans.
The panel will discuss how the sports world is currently working to combat the carbon emissions crisis and what the sports greening movement can do to accelerate the pace of climate action and effectively engage in the global transition to a clean energy economy. The other panelists are David Antonioli, CEO of sustainability standards company Verra, Aileen McManamon, founder and managing partner of 5T Sports, and Kevin Wilhelm, CEO of Sustainable Business Consulting.
“Our goal will be to offer sports industry leaders opportunities to partner with BCL in advocating for effective legislative solutions to address climate change,” Hams said. “In particular we will explain how national carbon pricing legislation can benefit the sports sector, and how we can bring the super-sized influence of sports to make it a reality.”
Founded in 2010, Green Sports Alliance is an environmentally-focused trade group comprised of nearly 600 member organizations that represent teams, leagues, athletes and venues in 14 countries.