The Chicago Blackhawks will host “Green Night” at the United Center on Wednesday, March 16, when the team faces off against the Philadelphia Flyers at 7 p.m. in support of the organization’s commitment to environmental sustainability.
In-game presentation will feature various videos on how to maintain environmentally friendly practices, in addition to a Shoot the Puck contestant from a local not-for-profit organization dedicated to green efforts. Proceeds from the Blackhawks silent auction and Split the Pot will benefit Chicago Blackhawks Charities and various organizations focused on the green movement, which will be located throughout the United Center concourse.
In conjunction with the National Hockey League, all greenhouse gas emissions resulting from operations during “Green Week” will be counterbalanced through investments in wind power and methane gas capture from landfills, based on the league’s partnership with Constellation, the NHL’s Preferred Energy Choice. This is part of the NHL’s broader effort to counterbalance its greenhouse gas footprint for the entire 2015-16 season with the purchase of 271 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of Green-e Energy Certified RECs and Green-e Climate certified carbon offsets to match 126,500 metric tons of carbon dioxide-equivalent (CO2e).
Additionally, the NHL will restore 7.5 million gallons of water to the Colorado River, equal to the total estimated water consumption from each venue for one home game–from ice-making to restrooms to concessions–through its partnership with Bonneville Environmental Foundation.
The Blackhawks have also been a member of the Green Sports Alliance, a nonprofit organization that leverages the cultural and market influence of sports to promote healthy, sustainable communities, since 2015.
Wednesday’s game against Philadelphia can be seen nationally on NBCSN and heard on WGN Radio AM-720.