Trail Blazers Press Release

Trail Blazers to Host Fifth Annual Green Awareness Game, Presented by Corix Utilities

04/05/12
  1. Written by: trailblazers

    America’s most sustainable city will host annual Green Game April 11

    PORTLAND, Ore. – The Portland Trail Blazers will host their fifth annual Green Awareness Game, presented by Corix Utilities, on Wednesday, April 11 vs. the Golden State Warriors, the team announced today. The 2012 NBA Green Week, a league-wide sustainability awareness initiative, runs April 3 – 11.

    “We look forward to NBA Green Week each season,” said President Larry Miller. “It not only gives us an opportunity to highlight the steps we’ve made toward reducing our carbon footprint, it gives us a chance to acknowledge our partners who have helped us get to where we are and helps spread green awareness to our fan base.”

    Throughout the game the team will highlight sustainability-focused partners, including Pacific Power, Stalk Market, Service Master and Allied Waste. Exhibits from team partners and information booths will be available to fans on the main concourse. The Friends of the Trees mascot will also be in attendance.

    Corix Utilities and the International Living Future Institute will announce the winners of the ‘Team Up For A Living Future’ contest during a pregame party. The contest challenged students to create a 30-second video encouraging viewers to make changes now to help create a living future.

    The Trail Blazers also plan to unveil the ‘Corix Living Wall’ earlier in the day, which will be available to fans during the game.

    Throughout NBA Green Week, the players will wear 100 percent organic cotton NBA Green shooting shirts. Players will also wear NBA Green headbands and wristbands made from 45 percent organic cotton during games throughout the week to raise additional environmental awareness.

    “The NBA is a model for responsible corporate citizenship and should be applauded for its work promoting energy efficiency, recycling and conserving our fresh water supplies,” said National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) Senior Scientist Allen Hershkowitz, Ph.D. “We congratulate the league for using its unique visibility and market influence to engage millions of NBA fans on the importance of protecting our environment.”

    The Rose Garden Arena became the first professional sports venue in the world to achieve LEED Gold Certification in 2010. The arena currently uses 100% renewable energy while diverting 80% of waste from local landfills through recycling and composting. Every food and beverage container used at the Rose Garden is compostable and 70% of the food and beverage is locally-sourced or organic. Of the 20,000 fans that regularly attend Trail Blazers games, 30% of them use alternative transportation.

    On March 30, the team unveiled 10 electric vehicle charging stations, making the Rose Quarter campus the largest single site for EV charging in the region.

    The Trail Blazers and the Rose Quarter have made sustainability and sustainability awareness a year-round commitment. To learn more about what the Trail Blazers and NBA are doing to "Go Green", please visit www.trailblazers.com/green or www.nba.com/green.

    About Corix Utilities: The Corix Group of Companies specializes in products and utility solutions for sustainable infrastructure in the water, wastewater and energy sectors and provides field metering services for clients across North America. Corix has over 2000 employees in 60 locations across North America, and operates with the vision to Build a World of Sustainable Communities. Please visit www.corix.com for more information.

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