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Denver Nuggets mascot shows off a new aluminum cup

Denver Nuggets mascot, Rocky, shows off Ball’s new aluminum cup, which launched at Denver's Pepsi Center this fall as a replacement for plastic cups. (Ball Corporation handout)

SUNY College at Brockport
Ball Corporation takes on replacing the ubiquitous plastic cup at sports venues with aluminum, helping reduce waste and, at CU-Boulder, work toward their plastic-free goals.

Mt. Rainier looms behind the Seattle Seahawks stadium — a constant reminder of the natural world all around us. (J.C. Winkler/Creative Commons)

SUNY College at Brockport
Since 2011 professional teams and venues have come together as the Green Sports Alliance, aiming to reduce sports' environmental impact.

The home of the Washington Capitals faces some limitations on environmental improvements they can make to the facility, but some energy-efficient updates recently made include LED lighting and a new roof. (Clyde/Creative Commons)

SUNY College at Brockport
Hockey, which got its start on frozen lakes and ponds in cold climates, takes action as climate change affects opportunities for players to learn and play the game.

(Reed Hutton/Middlebury College)

Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | Middlebury College
How can we integrate everyone in outdoor recreation? It starts with positive changes in leadership — both coaches and role models.
The George Washington University
My infographic highlights the revolutionary changes that have taken place in the world of American football. NFL teams are tackling the energy deficiencies of aging professional football stadiums by implementing sustainable renovations.     
American University
Former professional basketball player Will Allen cultivates his passion for farming to bring good food to urban areas.
Deutsche Welle
Brazil is a solar energy pioneer in Latin America. The country's biggest photovoltaic facility is a unique one: it generates 600 MWh, but unlike other solar plants, it's located on top of the Estádio de Pituaçu, a football stadium in Salvador de... Read More
During the 2011 football season, more than 435 tons of waste were collected after game days at the University of Mississippi. Through recycling efforts made by the school and students since then, more and more of game day waste is being recycled.... Read More
The torch has arrived, the athletes have settled into the village, and the opening ceremony has commenced. We're just as excited for the Summer Olympics as you are, but there's a lot more taking place besides the on-field events.