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Hockey fans can play role in helping environment

NHL, teams, players taking active role in raising public awareness

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From March 12-18, the National Hockey League and its member clubs, as part of the first-ever NHL Green Week, will showcase its greening programs and initiatives that are reducing the League's environmental impact, while calling on fans and partners to accelerate a movement toward a healthier planet.  

Today's Tip: Green your hockey community

There is a general lack of public awareness of the impacts of changing biodiversity. It is important to raise awareness of issues like climate change and water scarcity. Encourage and participate in community programs that further environmental stability. From beach and park cleanups to tree plantings and community facility refurbishments, volunteer projects will improve communities and local environments.

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"Godfather of Greening" lauds NHL, Bettman

Co-founder and president of Green Sports Alliance says commissioner 'one of the most influential environmentalists in the world'

by Jon Lane @JonLaneNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

Dr. Allen Hershkowitz is known as "The Godfather of Greening" for his tireless work in making environmental responsibility understandable and achievable for everyone as the co-founder and president of the Green Sports Alliance.

Now, his efforts have reached new heights through the NHL and NHL Green.

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NHL teams, fans win with LED lighting

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz writes that new bulbs can save money and energy

by Ernest Moniz @ErnestMoniz / Special to NHL.com

Ernest Moniz has been the Secretary of Energy for the United States since being appointed to the role by President Barack Obama in 2013.

Of all major sports, none has more at stake in the United States' success in combatting global warming than ice hockey. It's a sport that many future fans and players originally learned on frozen ponds in cold climates. I played on my local South Park pond in Massachusetts and still love to see outdoor hockey like the annual Winter Classic. But today a lot of kids are losing their favorite outdoor hockey spot due to rising temperatures, which hits northern regions especially hard.

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Green cleaning supplies help the environment

Latest innovation has NHL arenas converting tap water into cleanser for concourses and glass

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From March 12-18, the National Hockey League and its member clubs, as part of the first-ever NHL Green Week, will showcase its greening programs and initiatives that are reducing the League's environmental impact, while calling on fans and partners to accelerate a movement toward a healthier planet.  

Today's Tip: Use 'Green Seal' on your cleaning team

Almost all commonly used cleaning and maintenance products contain chemicals that can cause serious health effects, including respiratory ailments, skin irritation, neurological disorders and even cancer. In addition to the human effects, many of these products or their byproducts can harm aquatic life and other species. Greener, non-toxic cleaners not only are better for your health, but they're better for the environment too.

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EPA administrator 'incredibly proud' of NHL Green

Gina McCarthy says League educating new audience on saving environment

by Michael LoRe @michaellore / NHL.com Staff Writer

NHL Live: Green Line

The NHL goes Green Line Powered By Constellation

NHL Live takes a closer look at the partership between the League and Constellation in this edition of Green Line Powered By Constellation

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When Gina McCarthy was growing up in Boston, she would spend plenty of time skating on frozen ponds.

These days, McCarthy is working hard to ensure future generations can enjoy the same experience.

McCarthy's No. 1 task as Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency is to make the planet and environment a better place. It's also why the lifelong Boston Bruins fan is pleased with the initiatives and efforts of the NHL in conjunction with that goal.

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Commissioner Bettman lauds NHL Green Week

Encourages all 'to focus on the importance of sustainability'

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Gary Bettman talks NHL Green Week

Commissioner Bettman talks about NHL Green Week

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman discusses Green Week and talks about how the league and teams are participating in getting the message out

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With the NHL in the middle of celebrating its first Green Week, Commissioner Gary Bettman told NHL Live on Tuesday why the League has gotten behind this initiative in such a big way.

"We think it's important to get our fans, our business partners, our players, our clubs to focus on the importance of sustainability," Commissioner Bettman said. "And this is our opportunity to use our game and the myriad of things we do as a platform to get the right amount of attention to what's important in the environment."

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Smart thermostats can help NHL ice

Real-time data can help fans, arenas better manage heating and cooling energy use

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From March 12-18, the National Hockey League and its member clubs, as part of the first-ever NHL Green Week, will showcase its greening programs and initiatives that are reducing the League's environmental impact, while calling on fans and partners to accelerate a movement toward a healthier planet.  

Today's Tip: Set your thermostat like you set your fantasy team

Environmental issues can't be managed effectively without successful measurement systems. At home you can use your thermostat to schedule heating and cooling to reduce energy while you sleep or are out of the house. In a typical home, heating and cooling account for approximately 56 percent of the energy use, making it the largest energy expense, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

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NHL thriving using green power

League using more environmentally friendly power sources at arenas

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From March 12-18, the National Hockey League and its member clubs, as part of the first-ever NHL Green Week, will showcase its greening programs and initiatives that are reducing the League's environmental impact, while calling on fans and partners to accelerate a movement toward a healthier planet.  

Today's Tip: Power up with Greener Energy

Green power is electricity generated from renewable energy sources that are environmentally friendly such as solar, wind, biomass and hydropower. There are adverse environmental impacts related to electricity usage and greenhouse gas emissions including climate change and global warming.

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NHL, teams reducing food waste

Programs involve recycling, composting and donating to local shelters

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From March 12-18, the National Hockey League and its member clubs, as part of the first-ever NHL Green Week, will showcase its greening programs and initiatives that are reducing the League's environmental impact, while calling on fans and partners to accelerate a movement toward a healthier planet.  

Today's Tip: Food for thought

Americans throw out the equivalent of $165 billion each year by wasting 40 percent (35 million tons) of the food they buy. On average every family in the United States loses $1,600-$2,000 each year to food that is purchased but not eaten. About 95 percent of the food thrown away ends up in landfills or combustion facilities. A byproduct of food once it's broken down in those locations is methane, a potent greenhouse gas which contributes to climate change.

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NHL arenas using water more efficiently

Programs include reverse osmosis, restoration to rivers, streams

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From March 12-18, the National Hockey League and its member clubs, as part of the first-ever NHL Green Week, will showcase its greening programs and initiatives that are reducing the League's environmental impact, while calling on fans and partners to accelerate a movement toward a healthier planet.  

Today's Tip: Be a Leader on the Ice and at Home 

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