NRDC Helped U.S OpenTennis Go Green

by Robin Yeager on 09/04/2009

in Environment

Those of us who watch the US Open on TV wouldn’t know it (unless we happened to see a celeb interview w/Alec Baldwin last night), but vendors and spectators at the U.S. Open in New York are contributing to the greening of a Big Slam tournament. Thanks to the HuffPost for letting us know that the Open is leading the way among Big Events in its efforts to reduce waste, consumption and energy.

Every trash can is paired with a recycling bin, which of course should be the standard at all public events. Thousands of tennis cans and tennis balls are being recycled. The concessionaire sourced food from local farms, created a pilot composting program, and made sure that paper products are recycled and/or made of bio-based content. Find more info on the Open’s Green Initiatives and interactive tips for all of us.

Kudos to the Natural Resources Defense Council and Billie Jean King’s GreenSlam for working with the US Open to recommend environmental improvements to their operation.


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