Super Bowl XLIX is ready for this history books. The The 'Dual in the Desert' between the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots is over and although H4H is heartbroken from Seattle's loss (since we're based in Seattle), we are cheered up a bit by the many sustainability efforts that went into the event watched my millions around the world. Learn more via the links below...
>> University of Phoenix Green Mission page
>> NFL Green
- Earthlab. NFL moves to make Super Bowl greener. aEarthlab. Retrieved 2/1/15.
- McGlade, C. 2014. Arizona's Super Bowl includes environmental efforts. AZ Central. Retrieved 2/1/15.
- Pell, S. 2015. ASU students get insider's view of sustainability at the Super Bowl. ASU News. Retrieved 2/1/15.
The Green Sports Alliance based in Portland, OR has been leading the charge on sustainability across athletics since 2011 and their fan base just keeps getting bigger every year. From college athletic programs to national associations and leagues, Green Sports Alliance is the resource to find out the latest news and information on environmental and sustainability innovations in the sports world.
Here at H4H, we're always on the lookout for great men's grooming products. One of our recent finds (thanks to H4H founder Sean Schmidt) is the Moustache Pomade by Herban Lifestyle. If you have a mighty mo, look no further for a hold and styling product that does the job of keeping your prized possession in tip top shape. Keep in mind that pomade is a bit different than wax, drying hard rather than maintaining a waxy texture.
Brian Sims is a Democratic politician in Philidelphia, currently a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in the 182nd district.
While in College at Bloomsburg University, Sims was co-captain of the football team and was recognized as a scholar athlete. In 2000, Sims came out as gay and became the first openly gay All-American college football captain in the NCAA. Along with being the first openly gay elected state legislator in Pennsylvania history and activist on LBGT civil rights, LGBT issues in athletics, women's rights advocate, and education reformist, Sims is a major supporter of sustainable business and development.
At age 10, Sims' family was living in Alaska when the Exxon Valdez oil spilled occurred. The damage to the environment and animals, along with the volunteer response to the devastation shaped his passion for understanding and addressing environmental challenges at an early age. Later, Sims served as the Senior Law Clerk at the EPA and learned about the science and policy involved in protecting limited natural resources.
Sims' position on the sustainable business and development is summed up in a quote from his campaign website on what he took from his time at the EPA:
"I also learned that protecting those resources and allowing our businesses, both small and large, the opportunities to operate and expand are not mutually exclusive. In fact, smart environmental policy has shown time and time again that is possible a modern, green economy can create jobs and support economic growth. It’s incumbent upon our new generation of leaders to call upon all that we have learned in this modern era about responsible corporate citizenry."
EcoArenas, LLC is working with architecture firm Castro Mello Arquitetos to build the world's most sustainable soccer stadium. They are aiming to be the first soccer stadium with a LEED Platinum rating. With features such as re-used materials, solar panels, low flush toilets, a wildlife area as part of the grounds, and many more...they're very likely to reach that goal. The stadium is just one project in a much larger initiative McKee started with fellow Brazilian and friend, Vicente de Castro Mello, in 2008. The initiative is called CopaVerde and is a detailed plan to leverage the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics to transform Brazil into one of the greenest economies in the world.