Sustainability in sports

Illustration by Ariana Torrey

Once the domain of a handful of coastal cities, sustainability initiatives are going mainstream in sports. Organizations are making necessary changes that take time and money, but are finding like-minded corporate partners to help underwrite these costs, as stakeholders discover that it’s the right thing to do for the environment as well as their bottom line.


Atlanta green: Sustainability efforts by Atlanta franchises flourish.

In the LEED: How sports venues gain recognition for sustainability efforts.

Zero game: Organizations aim for zero waste at events. The Play to Zero program aims to help.

In the know: Executives influencing sports sustainability.

Changing perceptions: Can success of Formula E shift opinion of electric cars?

Takes time: Sponsorship around electric vehicles taking a backseat to media.

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SBJ I Factor: Jed York, presented by Allied Sports SBJ I Factor presented by Allied Sports features an interview with San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York. York is in his 17th year with the organization and his 12th as CEO. He is a two-time SBJ Forty Under 40 honoree as a member of the classes of 2012 and 2013. York talks with SBJ’s Abe Madkour about what he learned from growing up in the sports business, working in multiple departments at the team, the challenges of building Levi’s Stadium, and how his leadership style has evolved through the years. SBJ I Factor is a monthly podcast offering interviews with sports executives who have been recipients of one of the magazine’s awards, such as Forty Under 40, Game Changers and others.

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