Can sports and environmentalism coexist?

With the top 200 stadiums in the U.S. drawing nearly 181 million visitors annually pre-COVID, this is placed a large strain on energy demands, water systems, and emitted gross amounts of greenhouse gases. 

But the sports industry is in a unique position to integrate sustainability into U.S. culture. While 61% of Americans identify themselves as sports fans, only 13% say they follow science.

We explore the significant impact that sports stadiums and arenas have on the environment as contributors to climate change. Opening in fall 2021, we look towards an innovative solution — The Climate Pledge Arena is the first zero carbon arena being being built in the heart of Seattle, Washington.

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