Links to Sources of Green Sports News
Links to Green Champions
These links will connect you to websites and articles highlighting athletes who are using their celebrity to make a difference in some aspect of environmental action.
WePlayGreen.org was founded by Chris Dickerson from the Cincinnati Reds and Jack Cassel from the Cleveland Indians. In their words: “WePlayGreen intends to show how professional athletes incorporate green in their own lives to demonstrate various methods that sports fans can utilize to make a difference themselves.” www.weplaygreen.org
Grist.org is an on-line source of environmental journalism that “encourages its community to think creatively about environmental problems and solutions.” In 15 Green Sports Stars, Grist.org profiles teams and individuals speaking out for a wide range of environmental causes. www.grist.org/article/sports/
Articles and Links about Environmental Issues
In Throwing Out the Throwaway Economy, Lester Brown, Founder and President of the Earth Policy Institute , writes a compelling article about why we should care about waste, among other environmental problems. This article is excerpted from his book, Plan B 3.0: Mobilizing to Save a Civilization (New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 2008). It is available for free downloading and purchase. www.earthpolicy.org
Keeping Score is “a look at the numbers behind all the green initiatives in pro sports—including football, baseball and basketball.” (One example is “Years that the Super Bowl has gone green: 5”.) This short list of fascinating factoids appeared in the May-June, 2009, issue of E: The Environmental Magazine. www.emagazine.com