International Society of Sustainability Professionals and the Green Sports Alliance Team Up to Host On-Line Webinar About Making Sporting Events More Sustainable

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International Society of Sustainability Professionals and the Green Sports Alliance Team Up to Host On-Line Webinar About Making Sporting Events More Sustainable

November 14 Webinar Will Feature Panelists from Two MLB Teams As Well As Food Service and Arena Managers
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11.14 Webinar: How To Green Up Sporting Events from #ISSP and Green Sports Alliance @sportsalliance @sustainableprof

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Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - 12:30pm

November 7, 2012 /3BL Media/ - Professional sports teams around the globe are embracing sustainability as part of their everyday business practices. What are some tips and strategies for how to successfully engage fans as well as stadium vendors in greening up sporting events? Join a panel of experts organized by the Green Sports Alliance to find out how professional sports teams and venues have saved millions of dollars in operating expenses, reduced their environmental impact, and inspired their fans to join in the effort.

The Webinar, hosted by the International Society of Sustainability Professionals, is scheduled for Wednesday November 14 at 11am Pacific Time/2pm Eastern Time for 75 minutes. It is free to ISSP members and costs just $10 for non-members to participate.

Presentations and a question-and-answer session are planned with:

  • Sissy Burkhart, Cleaning Operations Manager, Pittsburgh Pirates

  • Mary Ann Gettis, Manager, Marketing Initiatives, Philadelphia Phillies

  • Bram Reynolds, General Manager, Facilities, Global Spectrum @ Citizens Bank Park

  • Jami Leveen, Director, Marketing and Environmental Stewardship, ARAMARK

Sissy Burkhart will share information about the Pirates' "Let's Go Bucs. Let's Go Green" program that integrates greening initiatives, sustainable business practices and educational outreach. The program's launch in 2008 marked the beginning of a dedicated effort by the Pirates and PNC Park partners CB Richard Ellis, ARAMARK and Levy Restaurants to be more environmentally conscious in their collective efforts to go green moving forward.

Bram Reynolds and Mary Ann Gettis will present an overview of the Philadelphia Phillies’ "Red Goes Green" program, initiated in 2008. Mary Ann will describe the Phillies’ community efforts surrounding fan outreach efforts through the Red Goes Green Team, eCycle event with Waste Management, Home Runs for Trees with Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, as well as the Phillies' efforts aimed at engaging their employees in activities to support sustainable practices.

Jami Leveen of ARAMARK will speak about her company's goals as a concessionaire to make a wide variety of sustainability menu alternatives available to the fans while promoting and offering in-venue sustainable behavior such as recycling and composting along with proactive communications and employee engagement.

For more information about the Webinar and to register, please visit If you are unable to attend the online event live, please register to receive a link to the recording in order to view and listen later.

About The Green Sports Alliance

The Green Sports Alliance is a non-profit organization with a mission to help sports teams, venues and leagues enhance their environmental performance. Alliance members represent nearly 150 sports teams and venues from 14 different sports leagues. These organizations work in close partnership with the NRDC, the U.S. EPA, the Bonneville Environmental Foundation and other partners to identify and adopt innovative environmental initiatives and share information about better practices and opportunities to measure and reduce their impact on the environment. Follow the Alliance at and @sportsalliance.

About ISSP

The International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) is the world's leading professional association for sustainability professionals. ISSP is a member driven association committed to moving the profession of sustainability forward through building strong networks and communities of practice. Formed in 2007, ISSP boasts hundreds of members from every continent in the world. Members share resources, best practices and professional development. Webinars, workshops and virtual professional development opportunities including a certificate for sustainability professionals, along with special reports, resource directories, salary surveys, and a professional competency study are just a sampling of the rich content offered to members. For more information about ISSP and its offerings, please visit