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CSE, Rogers Arena win sustainability award

Honored as Environmental Innovator of the Year

by Vancouver Canucks / Press Release

Canucks Sports and Entertainment (CSE) and Rogers Arena has been awarded with the Environmental Innovator of the Year in the NHL category as part of the 2016 Green Sports Alliance Game Changer Awards. The awards program recognizes leading teams, venues, events, and universities for their excellence in advancing the green sports movement.

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Oilers' Ference wins Environmental Leadership Award

Green Sports Alliance honored defenseman during ceremony in Houston, Texas

by NHL Green @NHL / NHL.com

NHL Captain, Defensemen, and Stanley Cup Champion, Andrew Ference, received the 2016 Environmental Leadership Award from the Green Sports Alliance during a ceremony at the organization's Summit in Houston, Texas earlier this month.

Ference joins an impressive list of past recipients, including: New York Yankees Vice President of Stadium Operations, Doug Behar (2015), National Hockey League Commissioner, Gary Bettman (2014), Philadelphia Eagles Owner, Christina Weiss Lurie (2013), and Major League Baseball Commissioner Emeritus Allan H. (Bud) Selig (2012).

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NHL continues Green Legacy Tree Project in Buffalo

Top prospects, Sabres alumni plant 30 trees in storm-ravaged park

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / NHL.com Staff Writer

Four top prospects and three Buffalo Sabres alumni recently took to Martin Luther King Jr. Park in Buffalo ahead of the 2016 NHL Draft for the fifth annual NHL Green Legacy Tree Project.

The tree project began in Pittsburgh before the 2012 NHL Draft. Prospects and team alumni plant 30 trees, one for each of the League's member teams, at a park in the draft's host city. Draft-eligible players Jakob Chychrun, Adam Fox, Kieffer Bellows and Lucas Johansen joined Sabres alumni Rob Ray, Danny Gare and Rene Robert to help the park in east Buffalo.

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NHL counterbalances water and carbon footprint

League buys offsets, restores water to Colorado River following Stanley Cup Final

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL / NHL.com

The National Hockey League counterbalanced the water and carbon footprint of the 2015-16 Stanley Cup Final, restoring approximately 1,075,698 gallons of water to the Colorado River and purchasing sufficient carbon offsets and renewable energy certificates (RECs) from Constellation - the NHL's Preferred Energy Provider - to cover emissions resulting from the two arenas and team travel. The RECs support wind energy, while the offsets support methane recapture from landfills. The NHL's investment in these environmental assets support ongoing work to reduce emissions of our operations through better, cleaner practices and technologies.

The NHL also engaged with fans through a text-to-pledge water restoration campaign, collaborating with Bonneville Environmental Foundation (BEF) and Change the Course, a platform connecting pledgers and corporate sponsors. The League promoted the campaign to its 4.82 million Twitter followers, committing to restore 1,000 gallons of water per pledge, resulting in an additional 231,000 gallons restored, thanks to fans.

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NHL, prospects join Sabres alumni to improve Buffalo

Fifth annual NHL Green Legacy Tree Project celebrates League's ongoing commitment to environment

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL / NHL.com

NEW YORK -- As part of the League's commitment to preserve and support the local environments of host cities for NHL® events, NHL Green™ and the Buffalo Sabres Green Team announced today a legacy tree project to commemorate the 2016 NHL Draft in Buffalo, N.Y.

In cooperation with the Buffalo Sabres® and Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, the NHL Foundation is donating 30 trees to represent each Member Club's commitment to environmental sustainability. NHL Green first launched the Legacy Tree Project at the 2012 NHL Draft™ in Pittsburgh, Pa. 

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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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