“The Last Game”: Hockey and climate change

*Cross-posted on The Rabbit Hole* Viacheslav Fetisov won two Stanley Cups with the Detroit Red Wings in 1997 and 1998; and, he has a wheel barrow full of gold medals to his name from the Olympics and various World Championships. Today, he is the United Nations Environment Patron for the Polar Regions. This past summer,…

NHL Green Week: Small steps to…where exactly?

*Cross posted on The Rabbit Hole* Last week was the first ever NHL Green Week. It was created in an attempt to showcase the League’s “greening programs and initiatives that are reducing the League’s environmental impact, while calling on fans and partners to accelerate a movement towards a healthier planet.” According to the US Environmental…

How do you “green” the NHL? Cut down on the games!

“In the US, only 16 per cent of citizens follow science,” says Allen Hershkowitz, president of the Green Sports Alliance (GSA), the biggest environmental association in sports, consisting of 320 teams and venues in 20 leagues across 14 countries. “But 71 per cent of people follow sports.  If you want to reach a lot of…

How ‘green’ is the NHL?

Sport is a consumptive activity.  Winter sports are even more consumptive.  The NHL seems to have figured this out and has taken on a myriad of green activities to off-set its environmental impact.  As someone who has spent a good amount of time researching corporate social responsibility initiatives the NHL Green program makes my head…