Green Sports Alliance
The Green Sports Alliance (GSA) is a non-profit organization with a mission to reduce the environmental impact of sports teams and to inspire fans to join us in these efforts. GSA is working with sports teams, sponsors and other stakeholders to identify the necessary tools to make informed sustainable choices that benefit their fans, their venues, their bottom lines and the environment.
The T-Birds and ShoWare Center are proud to be a Premier Member of the Green Sports Alliance. The T-Birds and ShoWare Center will collaborate with other venue operators, sports marketing directors and environmental scientists to exchange their real world experiences and create metrics that are meaningful and measurable. The information gathered from this collaboration will be available to members and partners not only to gain a better understanding of the impact sporting events have on the environment, but also to provide inspiration and a roadmap for teams and venues to make changes to reduce that impact.
The ShoWare Center is the first sports and entertainment facility in North America to be designed and constructed to LEED GOLD Certification standards. LEED for the new construction is third-party certification system designed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). It is awarded to high performance buildings that have less of an impact on the environment, are healthier for those who work in or visit the building and are more profitable than their conventional counterparts. For more information on how ShoWare Center achieved LEED GOLD Certification, click here.
“The Western Hockey League commends the Seattle Thunderbirds and their home venue ShoWare Center for the key leadership role they are playing with this new environmental initiative. Their participation in the Green Sports Alliance will now provide a new standard by which facilities within the WHL will aspire to environmentally in the future.”
“The Seattle Thunderbirds are proud to be a Premier Member of the Green Sports Alliance. Our home, the ShoWare Center is the first sports and entertainment facility in North America to be designed and constructed to LEED Gold Certification Standards. We are mindful of the importance of improving the sports industry impact on the environments and communities it serves. We look forward to being a part of the GSA and helping the world and local communities with green initiatives.”
President, Seattle Thunderbirds