How Pro Sports are Going Green

MatthewA By MatthewA, 1st Sep 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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Going green is not just something for the heavy manufacturing industries, as professional sports in the United States and beyond have also began to introduce greener policies for their sports. Sports such as baseball, F1, the National Football League and soccer have all began to adopt greener policies. These have involved increased investment into renewable energy and other green technologies, recycling and reducing carbon emissions.

How Pro Sports Are Going Green

As a motorsport, F1 is one sport that has had to wake-up and begin to adopt greener policies. The biggest teams in F1 have made a habit of investing millions in fossil-fuel technology for their cars. However, this has now been called to a halt by the FIA who have introduced a 10 year ban on further investment in F1 engines. As such, this will ensure that F1 teams have to begin investing in greener hybrid systems for their cars.

In addition, F1 is set to increase investment in biofules for the motor vehicles. As such, an increasing percentage of the racing car fuel must come from renewable sources. Mr Mercer, of Energy Efficient Motorsport stated, "Motorsport, including F1, has a role to play in showcasing what can be achieved with alternatives."

Aside from F1 greener policies have also been introduced by other big sports. For example, Major League Baseball has invested in renewable energy sources such as solar panel for their grounds. In addition to this, the number of recycling bins for plastic cups and bottles at grounds has greatly expanded.

The National Football League has greatly increased the planting of trees around grounds to off-set gas emissions. NFL clubs such as the Eagles have also increased their investment in renewable energy sources such as wind turbines.

U.S. Soccer has also partnered with Yingli, one of the largest solar energy corporations, to further expand solar energy in U.S. soccer. In addition to this, Yingli are also an official partner of the 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cups, as well as the German soccer club Bayern Munich. English soccer clubs have also invested in renewable energy, such as Manchester City who has installed wind turbines at the City of Manchester Stadium. Green design projects were also followed for 2010 FIFA World Cup stadia.

As such, a number of big sports are going green. NFL, baseball and soccer have all began to invest in renewable energy sources, as well as green design projects for their stadiums. While the FIA have gone and banned further F1 engine development for the next 10 years in favor of hybrid systems. A number of other sports have also begun to go green such as NHL hockey, NBA basketball and NASCAR racing.


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